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RATINGS: 381   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
A spiced Winter Warmer brewed with nutmeg, clove, allspice and other holiday flavors.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, Winter 2012 bottling. Pours cloudy almost opaque dark reddish brown color with a small light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, dark bread, brown sugar, toffee, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, earth, roasted malt, chocolate, and light herbal. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and spice notes. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, molasses, raisin, dark bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, roasted malt, chocolate, toast, prune, earth, and light herbal spiciness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, dark fruit, dark bread, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, roasted malt, chocolate, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of robust flavors; with a nice malt backbone over the spices; and almost zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice winter warmer style. Very nice robust and balanced flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (2117) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Spicy aroma. Malty and sweet, caramel and nuts. Spices are there but not over the top. A pretty nice spiced Winter ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3602) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Melanoid red body with suitable head. Truly wellr-rounded winter spice nose of cinnamon, mint, juniper, and all spice. The body is dominated by cinnamon and apple cider flavors. Alcohol green apple and allspice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4922) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Aroma is spices/nutmeg and malts. The flavor is nutmeg/spices, malts and a mildly tart/alcohol heat in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennisjoel (1255) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Deep red pour. Slightly creamy off white head. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon allspice, vanilla, molasses. Pretty smooth flavor. I’m impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2438) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle from Beergium. Dark brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, clove, nuts, toffee, caramel and roasted malts. Bitter finish with citrus, roasted malts, toffee, caramel and spices. Very nice spiced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (374) - Portland, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2015
A: all spice mixed with barnyard. Ap: dark maroon pour with a thin head. T: spice, dark fruit and slight booze. P: full bodied, slick. O: a wonderful beer, I’d like to have a fresh one on a cold winter day. Must try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2240) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
Spicy, but not overwhelmingly so, like many of the style. Some licorice, similar to the Abbaye des Rocs version of the style. Carbonation is a little low, which suits the beer as well. Really well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1568) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Deep dark brown with 1/2" of tan head. Smells of spice: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg. Taste: cinnamon, melted plastic, ginger, nutmeg, cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (956) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of dark fruit, spice, wood, and malt. Lot of nutmeg and prune. Taste is very spicy with lots of nutmeg and cinnamon. Also wood, and a lot of dark fruit. Can’t taste the alcohol, but it has a nice warming effect. Mouthfeel is light and sticky. Body is light, and the finish is all spicy fruit. I liked it a lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nocturne (1372) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2015
355ml bottle. Dark reddish brown. Large fluffy head. Aroma has spices but also wood and fruit. Some strange leathery notes too. Taste again is malty, wood, leather. Spices aren’t overt. Quite dry. Not sure of the age on this but it tastes a bit old rather than fresh, which is a shame.

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