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RATINGS: 921   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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English Strong Ale with a malty taste, unique and different, a true Flying Dog original.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/17/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color with a good amount of clarity. While the offwhite colored head has a nice texture, it quickly fades into a very thin collar - and isn’t impressive to start with at less than one finger. The body is pretty beautiful, at least. S: Has a definite graham cracker and chocolate vibe to the aroma. When given the chance to warm up, it develops a prune-like character to it. There isn’t much in the way of spicing other than a touch of cinnamon. T: I’m surprised how bitter this is. There is almost no sweetness to the caramel and toasted malts - if there is, I sure as shit don’t notice it. Normally, this is a good thing for me. But this bitterness works against everything else, ruining both the balance and potential subtleties the spicing could have provided. After a while of warming up, some Centennial hops seem to make an appearance after the midtaste, almost as if it’s trying (and failing) to ape SN Celebration in a manner. Not horrible, but everything just seems out of whack, and without any distinctness to any of the flavor notes. M: The finish is dry and astringent. The problem is, it’s not in a balanced manner, increasing the harshness of it. Even worse is the general chalkiness of the feel, which I’m no fan of either. All it does is make the texture feel thicker without really feeling substantial. O: ST’s 2XMAS planted a seed of doubt toward my general dislike of winter warmers. Even if it’s not a great example of the style, this makes me remember why I don’t really care for the typical winter warmer. It feels off for some reason.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Roger60 (13) - - DEC 23, 2014
Egentligen inte en öl som håller för denna årstid. Det blir kallt i gammla goa US ibland men här är det f..ing mörkt oavsett väder. Saknar humle och body. Inget för mass möjligen Willy..b. Fin färg, svag på skum och karaktär. Hoppades på mer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elosop (175) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
Rödbrun med ytterst lite skum. Doftar lätt bränt, lite malt. Smaken ganska omgående bitter, tämligen torr. Eftersmaken ganska ordentligt humlig & tämligen lång. Gillar att den inte är så söt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JimmyBoy74 (290) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
33 cl systembolaget. Sambon köpte hem ett par till juklappsbytet och då insåg jag att jag missat att regga denna goding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
voyageurmike (64) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Served in sampler at brewery. Minimal white head, dark amber beer. Bitter taste and overly bitter finish. Decent strong ale but not outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6150-20140124] Bottle. Bitter toasted grains aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter grainy flavour. Medium body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (1394) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2014
A decent winter ale. Very flavorful with strong malt and hopps backbone. Not overly spiced. Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Had at bittles and cans ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Frank (3025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2014
This is not really doing it for me. It has an exaggerated malt profile that just tastes kind of worty and weird to me. It is cloudy orange brown w/ a short lived head. It is just really sweet w/ a ton of harsh grain husk taste and just loads of simple tasting sugars. This beer is honestly a bit difficult to drink even slowly. I appreciate good malty beers but this is a swing and a miss for sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (102) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Pours copper with a minimal head. Minimal aroma of pumpkin and spiced apple. Very malty taste. A nice winter ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Peter_L (892) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
Flaska från SB. Kola, fudge och karamell i doften. Karamellig smak med bra beska. Torr avslutning.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (1321) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2014
from draft, poured a clear amber colour with a white head, malts, spices, apple, i’m getting a lot of pumpkin?, caramel, nuts, dried fruit, candy sugar, small hop hint, nice to try once

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