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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Gentle and warming, this rich mahogony ale is filled with moments of fig and raisin. Brewed with an international blend of barlies, thid brew is warming and complex without being over spiced or over powering. Enjoy before its gone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Draft. Pours a golden body with a white head. Sweet fruity esters, figs, pears, and some light tangerine notes. A bit sweet with a hint of pixy stick sugar an a mild citrus warming. A nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Location: 750 ml bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 12/9/10

Aroma: The nose has some brown sugar, dark red fruits, a little orange, and holiday spices
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish-brown with a half finger of fluffy beige head and some lace
Flavor: The flavor is like the nose, it had lots of spicy and dark malt flavors
Palate: A medium bodied brew with slight warming feeling and fairly soft carbonation
Overall Impression: This is a decent winter beer. It has a good amount of spice to it, and it’s kind of warm on the mouth, surprisingly so for a beer that’s only 7.5%. Anyway, decent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (1168) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Dark copper color with no head. Rich malty nose. Full flavor, ’big’ like a dubbel, alcoholic. A bit bready and spicy. Nice flavor and body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hivemind (891) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle from Rockland Beverage split with Tommy on Christmas. Pours a deep reddish brown with a light caramel hue and small to medium beige head. Aroma is immediate red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar, with some spicy notes. Smells nice. Palate is a mix of spice, vegetable, dried fruit and malt. Earthy character to it. I wish it were a little more balanced or carbonated. Medium to heavy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. A lot of unrealized potential here. Poured jet black with no head. None. Decently rich aroma of dark fruits and malts and holiday spices. Flavor was sweet and rife with figs and raisins. Some licorice in there too. Medium in body with a syrupy mouthfeel. Almost no carbonation. Somewhat sticky on the finish with a pleasant, sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zandcbeer (11) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Taste of caramel, brownish/black color, brown foam, hazy body. Medium sweetness, lightly bitter. Full body, creamy, very soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2008
On tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a cloudy caramel brown with a tan head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar. Flavor of sweet oatmeal, brown sugar, with some sourness in the finish. Kind of odd tasting. This is ok but I don’t think I’d get it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2566) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
some warming with dark fruit, fig and dash of cocoa. some fullness in the palate and good enough barley and malt flavor. does seem different from last time sampled.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2007
on tap at Defiant. Dark browin in color. Medium sized head. Aroma is malty, with spice and light notes of fruit. Taste is moderately sweet with raisin, citrus, dark malts and spices. Medium bodied. Has that defiant yeasty "house" character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with tan head. Nose and taste of caramel sauce, toffee candy, mashed up figs, dark chocolate, nuts and spicy earth malt. Medium body.

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