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RATINGS: 307   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinEvelyn (542) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Strong spice aroma-nutmeg, ground cinnamon, clove. Taste is similar. Very rich, smooth, spices like a strong egg nog or pie. Slight roasty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5218) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Muddy brown pour with a short tan head. Spicy, nutty nose with toasted malt and toffee. Taste is big cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, toasted malt, soft nutty notes, light earthy hops and spiced Christmas cookies. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation. Lots of lingering spiciness on the palate. Ends with more clove and nutmeg, spices, toffee notes, toasted malt, light multigrain bread notes, earthy hops and softer nutty notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomekk1978 (431) - POLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Barwa: ciemna, niemal nieprześwitująca. Piana beżowa, raczej drobno pęcherzykowa, niezbyt obfita i dość szybko opadająca. Aromat: nieco mniej intensywny niż się spodziewałem - ciemne słody, czekolada przyprawy (goździki, cynamon). Smak: czekolada, przyprawy, kwaskowość i goryczka, która trochę przeszkadza. Następnie nuta alkoholowa, paloność, melanoidyny oraz suszone śliwki. Tutja z kolei bardziej złożony niż sądziłem. Piwo dość złożone, ale w sumie podobne do wielu znacznie tańszych piw świątecznych. Z tego względu nie wiem czy warto przepłacać.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1393) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2014
On tap at The Chicago Beer Festival 2014. Deep brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of sweet malt, roast, nutmeg, and earth. Flavor is similar but on the faint side - clove, roast, peppermint, gingerbread. Dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (4618) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at Beer Temple. Muddy dark brown colour, light-beige head. Aroma of dark malts, some chocolate, caramel, soft spices, mostly nutmeg and clove. Flavour is medium-sweet, malty, chocolate, some roasted malts, subtly spiced with mostly nutmeg and clove again, caramel, light bitter spicy finish. Medium-bodied. Tasty stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pyrmir (3306) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
On tap at Pipes of Scotland. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma of spice, cardamom, faint chocolate and bready sweet notes. Taste is spicy and sweet with cardamom notes

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3393) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 16, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of spice, malt, and fruit. Taste is cinnamon, clove, dark fruit, caramel malt, and a bit of chocolate. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wittales (632) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Appearance was cloudy black with tiny tan diminishing head, no lacing. Aromas are nutmeg, cinnimon, leather, all spice with hints of vanilla, musky hops, no alcohol. Taste are chocolate, biscuit, pale malt upfront then nutmeg and allspice with earthy hops. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium-full body, lasting leathery spicy malty finish. A strange brew, it might have an infection:(

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmahut (934) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2014
Pours in dark body with tan medium head. Aroma is spicy, christmas spicy, cloves, some cinnamon and vanilla, earthy, pine. Taste has a lot of spicy sweetness upfront, loaded with clove, almost astringent from it, some of it goes into the light earthy bitterness, cigar tobacco in the after taste. Interesting balance. Body is medium, no carbonation. I’m not really sure if I like it or not.

2.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (8092) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
Draught @ Beer Temple. Opaque brown to black color, medium sized white head. Aroma is overpowering spicyness. Dear me. Taste malts, loads of spicea again, but somehow they’re not as overpowering as the aroma. It’s still drinkable. I don’t like it, but it’s not as spicy (flavorwise) as I had expected.


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