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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Combines premium malt with aromatic specialty hops. Brewed with our special yeast, this beer has a vanilla like finish. A robust ale. Pair it with holiday meals.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
culchiem (2488) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2014
Draught. Clear dark caramel with a minimal head. Big chocolate vanilla nose. Flavor is powdered chocolate, vanilla, a little spice. Not bad

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5194) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
Sample @ a beer tasting at the Paas. Huge chocolate aroma. Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Chocolate in the aftertaste. Pretty nice

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (641) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
Aroma: very distinct vanilla scent with some sweet maltinessTaste: sweet vanilla taste immediately paired with slight bitterness Appearance:clear copper body with medium head

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonnyguns (904) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a copper red. Nose has some nutmeg, chocolate and mild toast malts. Taste is very thin. Needs more booze in it 5.5 ain’t enough. Watery finish. Ok but has potential to be a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (942) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle to tulip Loads of vanilla, chocolate, nutmeg, and toasted malt. Deep red with a thin creamy head. Taste is malty, with chocolate, vanilla, and nuts.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6401) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2013
Where and how: LCBO , can 473ml
Aroma malty, with plenty of caramel, hinted with sweet vanilla and toffee.
Appearance :
Top: medium lighter, bright white fine beading, rings on glass.
Base: dark amber into brown.
Palate : medium full bodies, medium lighter carbonation.
Taste: nutty woody with caramel and toffee. Hop bitterness on wals
Other notes named as winter ale, fairly fitting.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pushkinwow (1997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at the rooster. Copper with a beige head. Reminds me of creme brule both on the nose and the palate; very sweet, moderate carbonation and mild body. Not my thing at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cordy (8) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
Had one a year ago and did not like it. Gave it a second try and, while I wouldn’t drink it regularly, it surprised me. A bit Vanillaesque but a good enough seasonal beer

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (1841) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
341 ml bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Medium amber brown. Thin head. Strong vanilla aroma, some chocolate as well. Sweet flavour, very faint bitterness with raisin. Not for me particularly.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
astevenson28 (3) - Vernon, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
Nice dark amber pour into english pint glass. Clear body. Aroma of cheap spiced rum and vanilla extract. Tasting notes: Overpowering taste of cheap rum and vanilla. The closest comparison I can give this beer is pouring half a bottle of cheap spiced rum into a flat coors light. Upon first few sips this beer was immediately dumped down the sink. Stay away from this beer and others from GIB, terrible experience.


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