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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Dark, roasty, chocolatey malt flavors balanced by Noble hop aroma and subtle hoppy spice. Warm up to it. Don’t be scared to be Abominable.

Down & Dirty: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Roast Barley, Chocolate, & Carafa malts with Centennial, Willamette & Goldings hops. 8.0% ABV

Formerly 7.5%.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Tap at Fremont, Seattle - 08/11/12. Very dark mahogony brown with a thin tan head that clears to the edge of the glass and forms a small film atop. Nose comprises dark fruits, toffee, a little spice, nutty tones, burnt caramelised sugars. Taste follows nose with hints of liqourice, dark fruits, touch of booze. Medium bodied with soft carbonation lending towards a bitter sweet finish. Not usually taken in by ’winter/xmas’ beers but this was half decent!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (469) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Pours dark brown, nearly opaque, nearly black, with a thick, foamy, lasting light-tan head. Aroma is not particularly potent, consisting of sweet malts, roasted malt, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, mild chocolate, mild toffee, not overly sweet, with a subtle hop bite at the end. All very balanced and mellow. As far as winter ales go, this is one suits me better than most.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2593) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle: Deep brown and auburn color with a small creamy beige head. Nose is sweet of caramel malts and light florals. Flavor is sweet and robust with caramel, toffee, faded citrus hops, and chocolate. I let this sit in the cellar longer than I wanted to, but in it’s (presumably) more mellow state the flavor still comes through strong and well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6504) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle thanks to Ben! Pours a clear dark brown with a gray head that dissipates completely. Aroma has a good amount of sweet dark grains with a bit of light spice and grains underlying. Flavor begins has an earthy grain backed by light sweet grains with a hint of light fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1497) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
22oz bottle- Pour is dark brown..Nose is roasty, woody, earth, raisin..Taste is Chocolate malts, roast, raisin, caramel..

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear dark black brown colour with a average, frothy to fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, light hoppy, orange. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120320]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of raisins, roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, raisins, grass, and brown sugar.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle @ yespr. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty chocolate and caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10728) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
dark brown, light brown head. aroma of roasted malts, brown sugar. faint herbal biter hoppiness. flavor is roasted malts, coffee, bitter caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29134) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a red shine under a tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, and a bit of hops, leading to a bitter finish.


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