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Heavy Seas Winter Storm (2005-) (Imperial ESB)

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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Our "winter warmer" ale, brewed with copious helpings of English malts and US and English hops, a ruddy hued "Imperial ESB" in style. Full malty flavors dancing with powerful hop aromas and a lingering, firm hop bitterness. Seasonally available from mid October to February.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LetsGoState (617) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Appearance is amber with small white head. Aroma is a bit lacking punch. Taste is bitter hops with a slight amount of alcohol. Overall not the best winter ale out there.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bagalagalaga (122) - Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Very solid, one of the best ESBs out there for taste and the higher alcohol doesnít really come through that much. Itís got the pleasant hop bitterness, not insanely citrusy. The best Heavy Seas Iíve had and available in 6-packs, definitely worth it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1279) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Drank this on our trip to St. Michaels. Copper pour. Itís malty, generally clean flavors. Not a lot to it, but itís good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (513) - - NOV 20, 2014
deep amber-red color; bready, slightly fruity aroma; bitter with piney hop notes up front with a caramally malty, sem-sweet malty finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoDirection (20) - - NOV 18, 2014
Very nice local to baltimore winter ale. Easy to drink and perfect for a cold night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (165) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Appearance is caramel brown with gold highlights. Aroma is bready, with caramel and molasses hints. Taste is very malty, with a strong cinnamon flavor, with supporting caramel and molasses and nutmeg. Overall very good, went well with stew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennetporter (60) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2014
A relatively well balanced ESB, hoppy and malty with a good mouthfeel. Good winter seasonal

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1615) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Tap at station on nitro. pour is copper color with tan head. aroma of spice and malt. taste is same. nice spice note and a slight sweet malt backbone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2504) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear copper brown with a fizzy bubbly white head. Tastes like dry bitter pine hops, with sweet grapefruit, doughy malt, sweet candied grapefruit. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet doughy malt and grapefruit hops.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (2300) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from Village Wine and Spirits. Large caramel nose, dark fruit, sugar, all a bit harsh and fumey. Pretty reddish/brown color. Harsh caramel initial, roast malt, sugary, and overly rich fruit. Medium body. Lots of flavor, but mostly rude.


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