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RATINGS: 895   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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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
njmoons (59) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Not bad, but there are better Winter Warmers out there. Apperance was nice, poured a reddish brown with a figer or so of foam. The head lasted for some time. Looked tasty Aroma, ale yeast was present, along with some fruit, cherry and current. Initially the taste is fruity with the cherry and current flavors coming through, a nice balanced hop flavor is clear throughout the taste (I would assume Northern Brewer or Bullion hops). The balance of the initial flavors is overshawdowed on the back in by strong ale yeast flavors. Mouthfeel is normal, and the drinkability is somewhat lower than expected. Avery Old Jubilation is a very similar beer in flavor, but much better in my opinion.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (197) - - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from sharrow Vale beer shop, sheffield. Copper ale with a short lived head. Rich Malty Aroma, prunes and resin. Taste malty again, strong and bitter. Alcohol and Prickly carbonation create a lasting tingly mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyBudgie (692) - SOLA, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2014
Had toogether with sirlion and mushroomstew. Ok combo. Pours amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grass, nuts. Taste is malt, caramel, nuts, grass, and a little bit alcohol

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (1980) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Ruby red, creamy beige head. Smell of dark fruits, plum, spicy hops, caramel and orange zest. Medium sweet, caramel, plum, dark fruits, prunes, some herbal influence. Medium bitter finish, resins. Sticky stuff; nice malts and hops. Works probably well as a winter warmer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1384) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
Bona cervesa, es bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2014
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/18/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep ruby red color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, fig, light nuttiness, light roast, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and light-moderate yeast fruitiness; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, light roast, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, raisin, plum, fig, light roast, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice robustness and complexity of big dark/bready malt and light-moderate yeast fruitiness; with minimal cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice English strong ale. Big robustness and nice complexity of dark/bready malt and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (2290) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
355ml bottle at home, from a trade with Countbeer, thanks! Poured into a snifter. ABV 7.4% Amber coloured with a small off-white head on top, a bit thin, with okay retention, leaving light lacing behind it. Aroma of caramel, red fruits, cookies, english hops. Taste of red and dark fruits, a bit of raisins and plums, cookies, light alcohol, somewhat sweet, at least at first. Aftertaste has atouch of bitterness though. Mediu thin body, good carbonation, towards the higher side. Good.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lawger (109) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
Dark brown, clear colour. Sweetish malty scents and caramel with some iron on the nose. Fresh and appeticing but not too exciting. Quite fresh to taste with some butterscotch and light roasted malt. Regrettably short finish. Quite tasty, but looses points for lack of complexity and length.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1332) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle from StarmoreBoss, Sheffield. Clear, amber colour. Thin, bubbly, white head. Toffee. Caramel malt. Some ripe orange. Taste is fruity and bitter. Smooth palate, with light carbonation. Pithy, light bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Malty. Loads of caramel and toast characteristics. Not very complex, a one-not player

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mzaar (1608) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
Flaska från SB. Mörkbrun med smutsvitt skum. Dofter av torkad frukt, karamell och malt. Smakinslag av malt, russin, plommon och karamell. Sötman håller sig på rätt sida av vad som är gott, beskan hade önskats mer av.


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