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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
guil0000 (343) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
Pours a clear bright red color. Nose of toffee, caramel, vanilla, nuttiness. Taste is medium sweet but not overly. Kind of candyish and not a ton of hopiness but still not bad. Medium to light body, medium to light carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmacklin (639) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2016
341ml bottle. Pours a clear red-amber with a medium, creamy, long lasting, beige head that laces. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, vanilla and light spice. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, vanilla and light spice with a mildly dry, bitter finish. Light body with a creamy, smooth, syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1550) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Épaisse mousse couleur crème sur un breuvage cuivré aux reflets oranges. Le nez est de noix et de cacao. Texture mi-épaisse, liquide translucide. En bouche, beaucoup de chocolat et de vanille, ce qui est assez surprenant. Très bonbon, mais sa texture la rend presque désaltérante. Tout est dans les malts, et on doit reconnaître son originalité, mais c’est une bière qui ne plaira pas à tout le monde, et qui derrière le voile sucré n’est finalement pas grand-chose.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdleedahl (71) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
This beer is very full bodied and has a strong caramel sweetness. It's a very clear amber with medium carbonation. Not much aroma though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (4958) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and malt. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, malt, and spices. Nice and easy to drink.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
retinadoc (205) - - FEB 24, 2016
Draft. Delightful, well finished beer. Slightly sweet, with prominent chocolate aroma and flavor. Delicious mixture of chocolate, vanilla, and cream flavors. No off odors or flavors. Unlike the current hit-or-miss trend of uber-high hops and ABV IPA’s, this one is extremely smooth and well finished. Clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (1097) - 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 (1176) - - 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 (765) - 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 (153) - 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.


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