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RATINGS: 186   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
Bottle: Poured a clear deep amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of caramelized sugar and light toffee notes with subtle fruity ester are quite interesting. Taste is also a great mix between some caramelized sugar and toffee while retaining a good balance of sweetness with some light subtle fruity ester. Body is about average with good carbonation. Easily drinkable winter warmer style beer with just enough complexity.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3053) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
341 ml bottle in a mixed pack from TBS, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 01DE12.

App.: Deep clear ruby mahogany with a decent light tan froth. Aroma: Intense milk chocolate and vanilla, so much vanilla, hints of dark dried fruit and rich deep malts, oh, and vanilla. Palate: Medium body, fine effervescence. Flav.: Chocolate and vanilla, a touch of other roasted malts, oddly weak and watery at the same time, too much vanilla; dry with minimal bitterness and a somewhat watery, vanilla-rich finish.

Too much vanilla and not enough of anything else.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RxForHealth (154) - - MAR 24, 2013
473 mL can from the LCBO. I really wanted to like this beer more. The first thing you notice when you pour it, is the aroma of vanilla. On the palate is some hops but still a strong vanilla taste. Same with the finish. Not a bad pint, but not a beer that I would have more than one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patlab (23) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Excellent winter beer that has a great aroma of vanilla and a taste reminiscent of mint chocolate. Wonderful flavour, aroma and taste. Great find.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
500mL can. Pours clear with a rocky head and large bubbles. Aroma is of cherry cola and malt. Taste is of cedar and vanilla, and very malty. The carbonation is higher than it should be, and results in a light body that shouldn’t be the case for the style. Unique aroma and taste that are brought down by a lackluster body and finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnurda (1152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
On tap at the tasting room In Vancouver. Huge vanilla finish. Very sweet. Quite enjoyed this one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cinctus (174) - - MAR 3, 2013
Strong creaminess with plenty of chocolate flavour. Gets sickening half way through, but is a tasty gimmick on first sip.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2399) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
Granville 12-bottle mixer pack at The Beer Store. Pours a clean copper colour with a big frothy off-white head, great retention and lots of dirty lace. Sweet and spicy nose with caramel, chocolate, grass and hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and nuts. Nice, mildly creamy mouthfeel. Mostly chocolate taste with the malt, light alcohol and a light nutty finish. Was not expecting chocolate in this one, but must admit this mixes well with the spices. Quite interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OntBeerDrinker (449) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
3 finger head dark red. Smell is soft vanilla and roastedness smells so flipin good. Taste is some water but also vanilla roastedness,some fruit and sweetness. Sips have some spice taste and carbination is felt on tounge. Good soft light flaved ale also can taste a bit of ginger. But its basiclly a light roasted vanillaness. Good stuff. Cheer’s!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lambo47 (8) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013 does not count
Great beer and sits on the tongue just long enough to fulfill the vanilla palate. Do not get more than a six pack because it is a thick drinking beer but well worth the lethargy. So mouth invigorating


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