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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   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.


Malakin's rating

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, - JAN 1, 2011
Sugary sweet with a strong artificial taste of vanilla. I was given a six pack of this beer and will pass on the remaining five bottles to someone else.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (1066) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
can. Poured clear dark copper with a thin silky beige head. Sweet malt aroma with vanilla. Medium body, crisp carbonation with a oily mouthfeel. Toasted malt flavour, notes of vanilla and coffee, molasses, bitter herbal hops leave a resin finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnsense (1120) - - JAN 28, 2016
Amber pour with a smaller head. Chocolate and vanilla prominent in the aroma and taste with not much else going on. Slightly bitter, medium body.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bunget (741) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2016
473ml can. Clear amber body, medium beige head with average retention and some lacing. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, condensed milk, Baileys. Taste is consistent with the aroma: caramel, condensed milk, vanilla. Some medicinal-metallic aftertaste. Disappointing.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
BeerAndPonies (140) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
355 ml can from a Granville Island winter sampler, served in a weissbier vase. Pours a light coppery shade with an off-white, short-lived head. Did not notice carbonation. Aroma bodes unwell with overwhelming vanilla over some hardly-identifiable malts; flavor is so cream soda-like and vanilla-dense it nauseated me close to spewing. Did not notice palate. This is a definite drainpour and a reminder to avoid any "winter ale" - see my review of Tree Brewing’s Vertical Winter Ale. Why would you want to oversaturate perfectly good beer with this "winter" flavoring nonsense? Ho ho oh hell no.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
billyred64 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015 does not count
Has a strong chocolate overtone with vanilla accents. There is a bitterness to the drink that makes it work. Definitely a brew that makes winter bearable!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RickTheRick (780) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
Une bière cuivrée et claire aux reflets rubis foncés qui est surmontée d’une mousse brunâtre mince se verse dans le verre. Les flaveurs de caramel, de vanille et de chocolat au lait semblent artificielles, autant au nez qu’en bouche. J’avais l’impression de boire une tarte au sucre liquide, mais cheap. Je serais aussi bien de boire une Vie de Château tant qu’à ça. Ouin. Non.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (961) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015
0.473 can. Clear, brown color and a large, fluffy, off-white head. Aroma of nuts, spices, brown cake, cream liquor, vanilla, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet, spicy, caramel, vanilla, again baileys and a hint of alcohol. Medium body, creamy texture, and a flat carbonation. Finish is a tad too watery considering the beer’s creaminess. Overall a standard beer, pleasantly different and full of character but also a bit too artificial and not very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
grubypawel (310) - - MAR 15, 2015
Pours hazy brown with some off white head. A chocolate toffee aroma. The taste is sweet and rather boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beardbeerman (284) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a clear dark amber topped by a finger of creamy tanned head showing average retention and leaving a few strings on the side of the glass. The nose is milk chocolate and pink peppercorns. The taste has milk chocolate with some roasted notes of hazelnuts through a light body with mild bitterness. The brew finishes dry and grainy with nutty undertones. Cheers!

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
Strong vanilla aroma Ok i guess I do not like vanilla in my beer Strong vanilla taste thin watery not that good really


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