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RATINGS: 957   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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2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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 isnít 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 isnít much in the way of spicing other than a touch of cinnamon. T: Iím surprised how bitter this is. There is almost no sweetness to the caramel and toasted malts - if there is, I sure as shit donít 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 itís 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, itís not in a balanced manner, increasing the harshness of it. Even worse is the general chalkiness of the feel, which Iím no fan of either. All it does is make the texture feel thicker without really feeling substantial. O: STís 2XMAS planted a seed of doubt toward my general dislike of winter warmers. Even if itís not a great example of the style, this makes me remember why I donít really care for the typical winter warmer. It feels off for some reason.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisko82 (194) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Piwo bursztynowe, klarowne. Piana drobnopęcherzykowa szybko opada do obrączki. Prawie nie oblepia szkła. Aromat bardzo ubogi, słodowy z wyraźnym diacetylem. W smaku podobnie, owocowość, słodowość, skotrowana lekką goryczka Piwo przegazowane.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1152) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Avena entre los ingredientes. Color cobrizo, bastante limpia. Espuma insignificante. Aroma dulce, a canela. Cuerpo moderado y carbonatacion alta. Agradable sabor, de dulce malta tostada, en medio de un tono alcoholico notable pero agradable. Buena.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2595) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2015
Purchased a 6-pack in Baltimore on my trip to Maryland Deathfest. Pours a real deep amber colour with a frothy warm-beige cap, good retention and creamy lacing. Aromas are malty with some sweetness and very light grass. The taste is sweet with fruity notes, caramel malts and some decent hop in the finish, creating a mild dryness. Plums, dates and other dark fruits. Hints of oranges. Not a bad brew, but a little heavy in sugars... especially for such warm weather.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arsol (754) - NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
RÝdbrun farge med tynt hvitt skum. Lukter karamell, pepper. Noe lite karbonert og ellers noe tam i smak.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vighals (1882) - SÝrumsand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
Mahognybrun klar med fingerhÝyt beige skum. Lukter brunt sukker, brent karamell og mÝrke frukter. Smaker sÝtt karamell og frukt, noe brent bitterhet. Noe oljete.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matku (33) - NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
Oransje/brun klar med lavt skum,lukt av brent sukker og karamell, ettersmaken var litt tam

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4008) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2015
bottle. Brown with one finger head. Malty with some lightly sweet toffee notes. Some nuttiness and mild hops in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mstrcrwly (643) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2015
bottle poured into tulip glass..chestnut colored pour with an off white head..aroma of spices,grass,resin..tastes like it smells with a leathery aftertaste..just ok.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MMR (517) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
I rather enjoyed this one. Itís pours a brown/amber ale color and has a nice spicy and malty aroma.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (662) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2015
Appearance is medium white head and amber. Aroma is spices and malts. Taste is a good blend of bitter, sweet, and spice. Overall a pretty good winter ale.


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