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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2470) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12/1/2009. From bottle labeled as Category 5. Pours red-brown to copper color with a tan head. Big malty aromas with hints of caramel and hops. Earthy flavors with caramel and hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (397) - Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Deep oaky color, creamy tan head, aroma if oats, alcohol, raisin, smoke. Creamy mouth feel, apples and barley. Small hops flavor with bitter finish. Finish is similar to grapefruit juice; lingers a few minutes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
robgibbens (417) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Draft at Gillyís in Rockville, MD. Decent dark amber color with an OK foam. Good bitter flavor. Finishes a bit chalky for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dliberto (194) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2013
On tap at the Padonia Ale House. Pours a real dark brown. Small tan head. Nice hop taste while not being the main focus of this brew. The malts take over to give a nice smooth finish. A little bitter. Real good beer

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goblincat (383) - Westland, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Nice looking and nice tasting. I like the mix of hint of hops and grain, flowing with smooth malt. Very good balance of flavors, this is one I will buy again soon.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Caytinator (966) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Fantastic bitter beer, one of those thatís better than the beer itís based on. Malty but balanced, it definitely seems more and more drinkable as temperatures cool.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1553) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle->SA. Bright amber with medium offwhite head. A: caramel malt, nuts, earth. T: same, with toffee, bittersweet aftertaste. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Selene6 (21) - - AUG 4, 2013
Butter aftertaste, but deep and interesting. Can imagine drinking this during a winter storm

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Tap at Rattle n Hum way back when - NYC. Pours clear brown with a fine, off-white foam head. Lots of rich malts in here, caramel, ripe fruits, bread, modest earthy bitterness. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet and lightly warming to finish, further hefty malts, toasted caramel. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1117) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with very little head. Aroma of caramel. Taste of bitterness and alcohol.


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