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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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.


2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
This ale poured a deep amber colour with a quick living, soapy, white coloured head. Scents include caramel, bread and sweet grass. First sip was smooth and malty with flavours of brown sugar and caramel with a small amount of milk chocolate. finish is really malty with light chocolate flavours lingering.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jiffdawg03 (16) - Ralston, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 Pour is a dark amber brown. Very clear. Scent is of vanilla, sugar, mint, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is a dark malty flavor backed by hints of vanilla and mint. Hardly any bitterness... not much for hops. Finish is light bitter though. Its OK.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
robinvboyer (3088) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
On tap at the moose in north bay. Clear dark brown pour, with a tiny white head. Sweet, fake, artificial cocoa aroma, light spice, and sweet butterscotch malts. This isnt totally unpleasant, but whoa is it sweet. I washoping the finish wouldnt reflect the aroma, but its just as sugary and sweet. Not awful but not my bag either.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frothmeister (554) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
473ml can. Pours a clear dark brown with an orangey tan head. Aroma is a head-scratcher. Cocoa, white freezies, and I swear to Jeebus, vanilla Misty Mints. The taste has a watery dark malt base, with cocoa, straw, artificial vanilla, faint mint, mineral notes, faint citrus and a chemical aftertaste. Another fine product from the chemists at Molson/Coors. Just wait until you try their Rickard’s Oakhouse! Craptastic!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2362) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
341 ml bottle from the Beer Store (part of Winter Mingler pack). Pours an amber brown with small tan head. Aroma is gently toasty and has light vanilla, spice and caramel - nice if a little muted. Flavour has toasty caramel, grains, vanilla and gentle spiciness. Body is pretty average. Understated but good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2338) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
Not a bad winter ale. Pours a dark brown amber with a thin white top. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla. Taste is vanilla, slight bitter chocolate and a slight roasted malt.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
473 can. pours clear almond brown. Aroma of mint, vanilla, sugar, malt, caramel. medium bodied. taste is sweet with minimal bitterness. low carbonation. I really enjoyed the mint and vanilla. Pleasantly surprised by this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
473ml can from the LCBO. Pours deep copper in colour, with tan head. Malt forward, some marris otter in there? English hops. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle: pours a deep clear amber color with a small 1 finger white cap. Moderate carbonation. Pleasant understated aroma of spice, malt and grassy hops. Medium-light body, rocky mouth feel, rounded spicy-malty character. Flavour is very pleasant with a wonderful balance of spice, malts and hops, clean lightly bitter finish. A top notch commercial spiced ale, inoffensive, approachable and well balanced

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
97hill (52) - - DEC 4, 2012
Second go at this one , tried last spring on a visit to Vancouver Island, today a can from LCBO looks great , nice choco beer aroma, the vanilla at the end is both unique and odd like not love , nice beer to switch it up overall pretty good, would love to try on tap


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