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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Every New Year Old Bat Rastard unfurls his withered wings and stretches, feeling for any sign of the sun warming his would-be thumb. If there is no warmth, he’s in for a long winter; if however he feels a sunrays’ warmth, he folds his leathery appendages back, content to know spring is not far. Deep, tawny brown, our winter warmer welcomes you with its inviting malt aromas and caramelized sweetness. Thick, full and increasingly bitter, this is the beer to break the dead of winter. Suitable for aging but also for sharing, so don’t be a rastard – pass some along to your closest compatriots. Ingredients: 2-Row, aromatic, dark crystal, caramunich & roast malts ; subdued, yet imposingly present hops; top-fermenting yeast; natural, limestone-filtered, Edwards Aquifer H2O; New Year Resolutions. Deep, tawny brown, our winter warmer welcomes you with its inviting malt aromas and caramelized sweetness. Thick, full and slightly bitter, this is the beer to break the dead of winter.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2011
on tap-pours a tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/peat. Taste is sweet medium malt-roasty/peat/cocoa, earthy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours dark reddish black with off white head, aroma has notes of cola, dark fruit, chocolate, some toffee. Taste is some dark cola notes, dark fruit, chocolate, toffee, some slight cocoa powder. Nice brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8026) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2010 Bottle shared by jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown. Tan head. Nose is bready malts, plum and raisin. Taste is very bready. Lots of malt, some raisin, plum and toffee. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
50belair (2174) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle #44. Cola nose. Light mahago pour. Lots of sweet caramel malt, some alcohol, and cheap cola flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a very dark mahogany colored body with a thin, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, a touch of roast, earth, and a light chocolate. Flavor is really nice. Raisins, dates, and dark fruits with a nice caramel up front. Some cocoa, a really solid earthiness, some roast, and brown sugar come in to balance very well. Some toasty bread before this dries with a light, earthy, roasty bitterness and dark fruity caramel. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a smooth and creamy, medium body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really tasty old ale. Well balanced with a nice, fruity caramel and a very pleasant earth, roast, and hint of cocoa. Solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2011
22oz bottle #36. Pours a deep mahogany with ruby hints around the edges and a huge creamy beige head that showed great retention and sheets of lacing. Aroma is extremely sweet with treacle and toffee with some caramel malts and dark fruits, especially raisins and plums. Hints of chocolate and roasted malts. The taste is less sweet with an initial fruity tartness before the sweetness of the backbone comes through with caramelized sugar and dark booze-soaked fruits. The finish is dry and bitter with some roastiness and alcohol burn. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a tad bit thin for the style with strong carbonation. This is a solid beer and a cross between an old ale, winter warmer and barleywine. The tart bitterness of the taste detracts a bit but still tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 16, 2011
on tap at Freetail Brewpub SA(9Jan11)pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is coffee and booze with some nice dark fruit in there as well. Flavor is toffee, sweet caramel malt and a warming finish of booze and peppery spicing. Nice stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6514) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Bottle thanks to Chad! Poured a near clear dark brown with a light brown head that lasted throughout the beer and laced. Aroma had a dark fruit note with some sweet grains, toffee, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Flavor started with dark fruits but was overtaken by toffee and darker grains with a bit of alcohol in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3103) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2010
2010 Bottle #13 courtesy of Whit. Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head. A little lacing and also some alcohol legs. Very interesting aroma that reminds me of a Belgian strong ale and sour cherries. Flavour is a shift from the aroma and hits you with just a touch of bitterness and roasted malt. Pretty tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2010
Bottle #40. A dark brown beer with a nice head-looks good in a tulip glass. The aroma had a slight roast almost chocolatey. The taste is alcohol, dash of roast and chocolate, funk - carpet like, bitterness towards the end. There was a lingering aftertaste that this beer gives you that is somewhat unpleasant but this beer is rough around the edges.


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