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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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A spiced Winter Warmer brewed with nutmeg, clove, allspice and other holiday flavors.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle at home. Hazy dark brown coloured with a small off-white ehad. Sweet aroma of caramel and spices (especially nutmeg and allspice) with notes of cocoa powder. Sweet flavour of caramel, dark chocolatechristmas spices, hops and cocoa powder. Spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MbpBugeye (39) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2011
A nice bottle from normyk. Poured into a snifter. The beer pours out very dark, much darker than I expected. It has nightlights if chestnut and mahogany. Not much of a head. The spices are sweetand aromatic. Up close it smells like a malty rich strong ale. Lots of ginger bread, Nutmeg, cherries and light cinnamon. Spices are pretty big, but quite unique. Equally as big is a deep maltiness. Gingerbread, dried cherries, toffee, cocoa, raisin. It starts strong but the finish is lackluster. Carbonation is pretty high and the body leaves me wanting more heft. This its almost like a fruitcake in a glass. One of the more interesting winter warmers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
355mL 2010 ed courtesy of ryan. Pours a clear mahogany brune with a thinning, tan head. Aroma of camphor, heavy herbal, Christmas pine, resin. Taste is herbal bitter, bitter dark chocolate, some heavy clove and nutmeg creates a numbing, herbal, medicinal palate that is all encompassing. Cinnamon, fruit cake abound.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Dark red-brown pour with a light tan head. Christmasy aroma with gingerbread and nutmeg. Subtle nutmeg flavor. Bitter alcohol finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5290) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2011
12oz bottle, 2010 vintage. Pours a hazy, copper amber with a thin, creamy white head. Big cherry aroma, spicy, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, fruit cake. Flavor is all nutmeg and fruitcake, cherries, apples, gingerbread. Medium bodied, spicy, dry finish. Tons of Christmas flavor.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13679) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle courtesy of ryan, thanks! Dark ruby brown. Aroma of nutmeg, and pepper, a nice combo. Taste has lots of nutmeg, like eggnog without the egg, just the nog. Tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (10308) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of clove, carmel, toffee and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of CLOVE, carm,el, toffee and light vanilla with a smooth lingering clove finish. How bout backing off oin the clove a bit?

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (909) - Notown, California, USA - NOV 4, 2010
07 vintage courtesy of ty, thanks! this smells and tastes almost just like root beer, except for adults! delicious stuff, need to try a fresh one now to see how it compares, but its damn nice with 3 years on it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9040) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2010
Very tasty winter warmer picked up last December in Detroit. Pours dark brown, without a noticeable head, yet some carbonation still there. Conifers and cinammon dominate the smell, ginger predominates the taste, a bit of nutmeg. Spicy sweetness, though not too sweet. Tasty. Average mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Draft at MIBG Summer festival during RBSG 10. Pours a deep mahogany with a tannish head. The nose shares figs, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg, as well as caramelly malts. Some light roast as well. On taste, big caramel notes that are accompanied by pumpkin spicing. Rich and full, never would have guessed big ABV. Nice.


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