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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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. Donít 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%.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4208) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Can as a bonus in trade. Aroma of chocolate and light coffee. Some light pepper. Pour is nearly black with a light brown head, medium in size. Taste is rich chocolate at first, then reveals some bitterness. Lots of chocolate as you drink, balanced well. light peppery hop flavor. Pretty decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Can. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose has some caramel and sweet toffee to it. Taste has just a bit of sweetness up front and has a toasty dry finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (1489) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2015
12oz can pours dark black brown with some faint light red edges and 2 finger foamy head. Nose and palate have bitter dusty chocolate, dark fruit, some grape, fruity cocoa, soft roast, light nutty sweetness, some caramel. Pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6140) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Tap at Fremont. Nose is toasted and roasted grains, earth, chocolate, light dark malty sweetness, and spicy floral hops. Dark auburn, thin to no head. Chocolate malts, roasted and toasted husky grains, earthy bitterness, peppery and floral hops in finish. A little thinner than other winter warmers, but I like that it could almost be sessionable. Solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2012
On tap@ Fremont. Dark brown color with tan foam. Spicy caramel, floral, mild chocolate aromas. Medium body. Nice semi-sweet chocolate flavors with spicy caramel, floral hoppage--good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9256) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle at Danís is dark brownish almost black with thin tan head, aroma brings notes of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, some roasted caramel, earthy tones, bitter nuttiness, touch of mineral notes. Taste is a nice mix of caramel, biscuit, roasted sugar notes, touch of dark fruit with some raisins, plums, hints of chocolate, finishes fairly smooth and slightly sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6504) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
bottle, thanks to bitbucket, murky dark brown color with nice roast coffee and cocoa aroma, flavor is malty brown sugar and coffee, chocolate, nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this beer and for 5000 for sending me another bottle of it. The beer pours a dark brown color with red highlights and a tan head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and chocolate with some nice cream notes mixed in as well. The flavor is similar. The beer is very chocolatey tasting and there is also a nice amount of roasted malt. There is also a little bit of mint in the flavor, which goes well with the other flavors. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (43888) - 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]

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crackedmachine (479) - 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.


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