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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This winter glider is a concept reserved for the haul, the long push, the times when the day extends into the night. Roast punch and hop slice make this black ale your solution to winter sessions.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Newk (299) - - JAN 8, 2012
had this from a growler and poured into a pint glass. No real head to it but pours a solid brown color. Extremely good aromas of roasted nuts, caramel, malts and a touch of hop aromas too. Very good depth accompanies this as well light bodied with a nice feel, but lacking a bit. Well balanced with flavors of roasted malts, caramel and a touch of hops on the back end a nice session ale. If the feel and flavors were as good as the nose, this would really be something. Still, itís enjoyable as is

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8170) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Draft at Blue Dog. Pours hazy brown with khaki head. Nose is earthy caramel malt, toffee, nuts. Tastes earthy, vienna malty, with finishing brown sugary and nutty hints, but was not ever sweet to me, with some hops at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3485) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2012
growler... really nice session beer out of HA... good looking dark brown, watery edges, medium tan head... nice light chocolate backbone, really easy to drink, a touch thin and watery but at 3.5% canít complain to me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2014 Draft at revolution, pours black with creamy tan head. Aroma has nice piney and grapefruit citrus with a good roasted character. Flavor is full, good hoppy and roasted malts, citrus and chocolate. Tangy finish. Somewhere between a dark mild and a black ipa. Really the first beer Iíve had quite like this and it proves thereís lots of beer world untraveled in this area, small, hoppy, dark. Awesome. 4.0 2014 sample and was this beer always 5%? I thought it was once in the mid 3s. Roasted malts are a bit more astringent this time around esp. when combined with the hop bitterness that a bit too much. Itís not bad but this taste more like a small black IPA then something more drinnkable like a dark mild. Some hop aroma. Itís okay but I enjoyed this much more the last time around. They need to drop the OG, bitterness a tad , and some of the roasted malts. I wouldnít mind a little more hop aroma as well. A small dry hop maybe. 3.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Pours deep hazy red with a thin and sparse head with little retention. Aroma is like a black IPA with some roast notes and a strong pine backbone. Taste is creamy roasty chocolate, pine, citrus, somewhat watery but would never guess this is only 3.5%abv. Body is light to medium, low carbonation, balanced bitter roasty finish.. Overall, probably the best and most flavorful session beer Iíve ever had. Blows my previous favorite, Revolution Workingman Mild, out of the water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2950) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pours a dark brown almost black color with an off-white head. Aroma od roasted malt, chocolate,and hops. Roasted malt flavor with hints of chocolate and a solid hop ending. Very nice beer. Hard to believe the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6027) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Growler from the brewery (Chicago, IL). A new small beer! Hot damn! And just in time to watch Iowaís Bowl Game. Pours a blackish brown hue, not opaque but itís dark, brownish edge show some glow to them. Even a few days old, a big fluffly light brown head sits atop, sticks around and laces pretty damn well, eventually turning into a thick ring. A nice cakey head. Aromas are touches of creamy roast and toast, gentle sweetness and a hint cocoa moving immediately into a healthy piney and citrusy grapefruit hopping, healthy and lively on the nose. Really inviting nose. Initial is lighter bodied, a touch of body to it offers some gentle sweetness and cocoa, subtle roast and a whole nice load of hops. Citrusy, piney, well hopped small dark beer. Really refreshing, backend shows more flashes of roast, cocoa, and subtle coffee. A refreshing dry hoppy essence compliments well, but overall nothing gets too strong. Instead, dancing in and out with jabs of flavor. Light and quite "crushable". Itís not fair to compare this to Weegene as I said I was going to. This is simple yet tasty, quite drinkable, with a sturdy hopping for such a small beer. I love beers like this.. And openly joked with a few people that while others crowds get excited for beers like Big Hugs, this is exactly the beer we get excited about here on RateBeer. Up there for me. Good flavors, hopping, toast and roast clash with touches of sweetness, faint fleeting creaminess, dry piney and citrusy hops dancing in and out. Just lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Frank (3130) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
This is what Iím talking about! Low alcohol and super flavorful. This drinks like a ncie, roasty porter but itís light and extremely drinkable. Big coffee, chocolate and hops fill out the flavor. Dry and light but full flavored texture. Itís nearly black, rich and delicious. I donít miss the alcohol at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
On tap at Winterbrew. Pours a deep brown, almost black colored body with a finger-width, creamy and frothy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is very roasty with a light chocolate and a good amount of citrus pine resins. Flavor is similar. Light chocolate sweetness up front with some bread and caramel before lots of dry roasts and a nice citrus, resiny pine hopping comes in. Finishes dry, roasty, and resiny with a light bitterness before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Light body with a moderately lively carbonation. Overall, a pretty impressive beer for such a low ABV%. Lots of flavor in a very crisp, easy drinking, light body. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Bad Apple in Chicago, IL while eating dinner with some friends. Appearance is very dark brown with thin off white head. Aroma of chocolate malt and piney hops. Taste is unique, hops used seem very natural/piney compiled with the roasted chocolate malt, tastes ídirtyí, grows on you after a while.

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