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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5825) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2010
bottle 31 out of 60 .. . Opened to celebrate finally breaking through the 2000 review mark.. . Pours a dark brown, with a medium strength cream head .. . lacing is average.. . ya, he’s a real lightweight .. . god, this brew is way to easy to put down, like drinking water in the sahara .. . and her hooters ain’t bad either .. . very complex, dark bread crust, chocolate, light sweet maple roast, even light rum .. . This is a great beer, but i liked the barreled version alot more.. The life of a silversmith’s apprentice was not an easy one! Aaahh!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Growler thanks to jkwalking05. Pours a dark brown with light tan head. Aroma of light dark roast with a touch of chocolate and a bit of nuttiness. Flavor is same as aroma with some malt and spice. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, not bad at all!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2010
(Growler, courtesy of jkwalking05) Pours a mahogany body with medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, dates, old running shoes, mustiness, and some chemical notes. Flavor of caramel, roasted malt, raisins, cherry, honey, and toffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
(Draught at brewpub) Pours murky brown with nice head. Nose of bread, caramel and light citrus hops. Taste of bread, english style hops, caramel, and toastiness. Nice oily finish that’s very creamy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Thank to jkwalking05 for this one. Pours a dark mahogany color. Notes of burnt chocolate chip cookies, vanilla, brown sugar. Creamy mouthfeel and decent finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Growler thanks to jkwalking05. Dark ruby garnet pour. Aroma is nutty, caramel, coffee and earth. Flavor is coffee, caramel, sweet, chocolate and a nice bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2010
On tap at Freetail. Dark ruby brown pour with a light brown head. Smell of dark fruit, raisins, and roasted malts. Taste is roasted and alcoholic with dark fruit and brown sugar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2010
tap at the brewpub. deep brown almost black with a cream head. nose is caramel, toffee, rich malts, and light alcohol. very nice on the palate with a smooth flavor of toffee, caramel, chocolate, and a bready finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2010
2010 Growlerfest, thanks to jkwalking, walnut colored pour with soapy foam, aromas of leathery malt and dark fruit, flavors of chocolate, grains, dark fruits, sweet toffees

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 Thanks to jkwalking for sharing this growler. Pours a brownish-red color with a large, cream-colored head. The aroma is sweet malt, dark fruit and toffee. The flavor is dark fruit, toffee, sweet malt and alcohol. Creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation.


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