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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
A spiced Winter Warmer brewed with nutmeg, clove, allspice and other holiday flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a smallish light tan head on it. Nose has a lot of spices in there, most notably clove to me. Taste is pretty spicy to me still, but I can get a little bit of roasting in there as the base. OK, but I’d prefer fewer spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a little head. Strong allspice and anise aroma. Tastes like a cross between a gingerbread and windmill cookie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
I honestly still haven’t figured out what a winter warmer is supposed to be. Pours a muddy brown with a finger of head. wtf? Smells like spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon a little, and a bit of spicy hops. Almost curry-like. wtf? Taste is a little bread, some nutmeg again, more nutmeg, and a bit of vegetable flavor. Um. wtf? Finish is surprisingly clean. wtf?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
firstsip (681) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Tastes like Christmas. Balanced notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. Not too sweet, not too boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2013
9/27/13. Bottle says 8.75%. Pours opaque brown with a very thin off-brown head. Aroma is clove, nutmeg, licorice, earthy, touches of cocoa, brown sugar, cinnamon; certainly smells like a winter warmer. Taste is spicy, cocoa, some coffee, alcohol, hint campfire smoke, licorice, brown sugar; finish is subtle, bitter chocolate. This is excellent. Nice lacing. Very full-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. This may have just become my new favorite winter seasonal. This is really excellent; highly flavorful, strong, warming, tasty. This is notch above. Well crafted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigbish (596) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
This is a good spiced winter ale. Nice flavor, the spices come through nice but aren’t over powering. I would like more body, but a good beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle. Very dark pour with a smaller wispy head. Nice bold aroma of nutmeg, mild cinnamon, molasses, gingerbread - really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Love this one. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Big aroma of coffee cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is holiday spices, hint of coffee, coffee bitterness in the end. Medium body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresyourball (539) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, obtained in a trade. Pours cola brown with a very small head. Nose is spicy, flavor is malty with some spice. Not really my style; there are several other winter warmers out there that are better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3738) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Dark beer with some cola highlights when held against the light. Short lived mocha head. Sweet nose with lots of holiday spice notes. This is what I think of when I think of holiday beers. Dark sweetness of burnt sugar and molasses with lots of pit fruit, raisin, nutmeg, cinnamon, some bitter orange and some nuts. This is a fruit cake in a glass. Nice seasonal offering, even if I did drink it in June.

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