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RATINGS: 190   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (2005) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 8, 2012
On tap. Pours a dark brown with light head. Aromas of malt and chocolate. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt. Surprisingly nice.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cruzer (45) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours dark brown, thick head. Malty aroma with chocolate and coffee hints. Flavour of malts, brown sugar, hints of vanilla. I agreee with the other reviews that this could be a stronger beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanhunter_4 (35) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
355 ml bottle poured at home. Pours a brownish red with a creamy beige head. Overwhelming chocolate smell. Taste is the same: chocolate with a bit of vanilla. Sweet with a slightly bitter ending. Drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3120) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle - 341ml. Pours a dark brown body with a thick, fading, beige foamy head. Its malty aroma carries strong chocolate hints. Wood and coffee are also noticeable. Its well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries roasty, brown sugar, and chocolate notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Not bad, but could be much stronger.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
lordjakir (1) - Stratford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
Looks and pours nice. Low on carbonation, not a big issue. First taste - sweet. Overwhelming chocolate. Was hoping for something more complex, but it’s just chocolate. Better options out there

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma: very distinct vanilla scent with some sweet maltinessTaste: sweet vanilla taste immediately paired with slight bitterness Appearance:clear copper body with medium head

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (419) - CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Pours clear deep amber with one finger of tight light tan head, great retention, excellent lacing. (4/5) Nose is chocolate, caramel malt, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg. (6/10) Taste is moderate to strong sweet, mild bitter, mild spice. (6/10) Medium body, somewhat cloying, moderate carbonation, mildly bitter and moderately spicy finish. (3/5) Not bad, but a little on the cloying side. I think it’s the chocolate in combination with the fairly high sweetness - neither the carbonation nor the spiciness lifts it enough to avoid the cloying description. The spice helps with the winter warmer character, but a little higher ABV might help it more. Pretty, sure, but ultimately a little disappointing. (12/20)

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wolffish (238) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Le produit ne sent pratiquement rien. Au goût, c’est plutôt bon (surprenante vanille, chocolat blanc) mais ça s’arrête là... J’ai vraiment eu l’impression de croquer dans 3-4 Maltesers ;-)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (807) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
On tap. Clear dark amber pour with small off white head. Aroma is a huge blast of chocolate, faint malts, caramel, spices and dough. Taste of chocolate, caramel, slight toffee, faint spice and bread dough. Medium bodied, lower carbonation, slightly cloying.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VincentDamon (370) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
De couleur brune avec des reflets rouges, cette bière a une mousse correcte et un nez fort sucré et singulier où les notes de toffee donnent carrément l’impression de sentir une confiserie. En bouche, c’est encore une fois sucré à souhait : chocolat, toffee, vanille. Sucre, sucre et sucre encore. Disons que ce n’est pas subtil, mais en petite quantité, ça peut être plaisant et original. Confiserie en liquide. J’aime l’originalité. Cheers!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arseniq33 (1) - Montréal, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014 does not count
From a bottle to a pint glass. Wow, I could smell the chocolate from the second I started to pour this. I really wasn’t expecting that (even though it says "chocolate aroma" on the box... Yeah...). Chocolate then leads the way to toffee, then to some vanilla. Basically, it smells sweet. The color is beautiful, being a nice dark ruby. The first taste is, not surprisingly, chocolate. It then gets bitter, you get a bit of vanilla, then tastes like chocolate again. The finish isn’t really long. Personally, I find it way too sweet. It’s not a bad beer, just not one I’d go directly to.


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