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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7712) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (469) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 Drank from bottle. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and brown sugar. Taste is much the same, with hints of chocolate. Fairly sweet and the vanilla caught me by surprise. I enjoyed it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle 5.5%. Dark brown pour with a minimal tan head that fades quickly to a ring. Aroma is toffee, chocolate, vanilla, hint of coffee. Strong malty notes with a hint of light hoppy bitterness in the finish. Granville’s best (of the Molson distributed lot)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TDiddy72 (8) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013 does not count
Great seasonal beer. Lots of caramel on the nose. It is a sin to drink it in summer, though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Copper appearance. Stale/sweet aroma. A vanilla bomb with a dash of cocoa. Picked this beer up in Toronto in the spring of 2013.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lukin (540) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
can. Pours reddish-purple, little head. Aroma is cream soda and cotton candy. Taste is as sweet as the aroma suggests. Not for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Reimer96 (1644) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head that leaves some lace. Aroma of vanilla and sweet chocolate cocoa. Taste is much of the same tons of vanilla and chocate flavors, too overwhelming and too artificial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (1968) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
(can) dark reddish amber with medium tall brown head; aromas of vanilla, stewed fruit; dry simple flavour with light sour finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5357) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3401) - 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.

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