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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samzim (100) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Slight aroma of vanilla. Clear mahogany-red colour. Flavour of milk chocolate, allspice, and vanilla. Medium body, and carbonation. Overall, quite enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
plaugher (134) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 330ml bottle into a pilsener glass. Pours a transparent garnet with a lasting fluffy white head. Nose of overpowering chocolate and vanilla, and the flavour is reminiscent of drinking a purified chocolate brownie. Definitely not a session beer (which I was, unfortunately, blindly treating it as upon first taste). Digestif only from here on out. Totally unexpected.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JRHBrew (366) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Perhaps the chocolate and vanilla are over the top, but I like it that way. This brew speaks to me in a way that I can’t quite articulate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mlkluther (46) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a caramel colour with a white head that quickly disappears to a ring. Nose is vanilla, malt, and chocolate. Taste follows nose. Average beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sudomorph (376) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
473ml can. Pours a clear, dark caramel with a frothy, two finger, off-white head that thins to a thick, milky film that coats the glass well. Mild bubbles can be seen rising. Aroma is bready with notes of caramel, vanilla, spice and a touch of white chocolate. Taste is balanced. A fair amount of malt sweetness but not sickly sweet. Slightly spiced aftertaste but again, not overdone. Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Slightly slick in the mouth but still fairly crisp. Overall not bad. Great appearance with a well rounded aroma and taste. Good show. Would but again to mix it up but probably not in the summer. I couldn’t drink a lot of them because of the sweetness but still worth a taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm_Shadow (106) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark amber with aroma of vanilla and malt. Tastes sweet and light chocolate notes with vanilla finish. Gives me a terrible hangover though. Perhaps a bit too sugary ?

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyhennessy (179) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2013
Pours an off brown with a very light tan head. Aromas of white chocolate and spices make this beer very appealing. The roasted white chocolate flavour is evident first, followed by spices and a strong splash of vanilla. Toffee and caramel flavours also present. Hops are well balanced with the added flavours.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HipHopOpotamus (210) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
I have had better beers out there but this beer taste better then i thought it would. I enjoyed this one. Good enjoyable on a nice cold winters day. Probably best beer out of a Molson owned brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
[5060-20130113] 650mL bottle. Dark chocolate peppermint roast aroma. Clear, golden brown body with a quick creamy off-white head. Toasted chocolate flavour is rich without being overpowering. Medium-full body. Good, interesting. (7/3+/8/4/15) 3.7
(c/o GregClow, w/ jercraigs)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (228) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
Drank from bottle. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and brown sugar. Taste is much the same, fairly sweet and the vanilla caught me by surprise. I enjoyed it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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