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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hvac4sl (31) - Dowling, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2003
Reddish dark brown colored. Poured little to no head. Aroma was fruity, pumpkiny. Mouthfeel was medium with a strong pumpkin pie taste with a hint of chocolate malt. As hard as I tried to find some hops, they weren't there. No matter, this beer makes a great nightcap, especially on a 5 degree night, which is what was intended.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1448) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (943) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nocturne (1203) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrjaxson (369) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2015
A huge blast of spices herald forth from the foamy pour from a bottle. Nutmeg and cinnamon are especially prevalent. The taste is a jumble of sweetness that’s hard to untangle and, I generally don’t like to say this with a high-alcohol-content beer but, this is far more intriguing cold than as it comes to room temperature.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (2940) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque dark brown color, tan head, streamers of lace. Taste is spice and malt that moves effortlessly through the palate to a lightly hopped finish. Pretty standard issue with the addition of spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3061) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with some reddish notes. Small tan head. The aroma is vanilla, toffee, cloves, cinnamon, and caramel. The flavor is sweet, with a nice savory spice. Very low bitterness. Medium body, creamy, a little grainy. Overall, this is a very spice-forward and flavorful beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2414) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Opaque, mahogany-black with a 1-finger tan head and good lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, nutmeg, cinnamon, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice and various other spices. Taste of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, toffee, chocolate, dark fruit, roasted malt and pumpkin. Medium body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdchamp (14) - - MAR 9, 2015
Celebrating the first 60-degree day of the year with this one; an appropriate homage to the Winter behind us. Dark fruit taste lingers, while beer surprisingly holds up to thaw weather expectations. Careful with ABV because you cannot taste the impact.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ST247 (463) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle @home. Pours black with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, nutmeg, spicy. Medium to full mouthfeel. Taste, first dark fruit, spicy, ginger and then chocolate bitterness. Finish is bit sweet and has some bitterness. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours black with a spare diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma is spicy first (cinnamon, nutmeg and more) followed by malt, some dark fruit and a hint of chocolate. Spicy, malty and fruity flavour along with a bit of booze and a big spicy bitter finish -- almost astringent. Average to medium bodied. Somewhat one-dimensional, this one is all about the spices, but I like it.


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