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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1170) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with very little head. Aroma of caramel. Taste of bitterness and alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (2613) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle. Barak BBOTM. Ruby red, cloudy, minimal white head. Biscuit, jam, cherry and candy and wet mud aroma, very alcoholic and slightly bitter taste. Full body, smooth texture, light carbonation and alcoholic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThreeCats (607) - ISRAEL - MAY 1, 2013
Clear Mahogany with a off-white head. Aroma of berry, molasses, dark caramel, some tartness. Taste of alcohol and heavy malts, burnt sugar, bitterness, full mouth feel, mid palate alcoholic again and tapering to a bitter but sweet ending.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 18, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2013 Bottle shared with Ariel at Beer Market Jaffa. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, biscuity notes and dusty and earthy hops. Sweet malty flavor with caramel and earthy and slightly citric hops bitterness. Medium-bodied. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before April 2013. Pours slightly hazy ruby red color with a 1 finger fairly dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of raisin, pear, caramel, toast, brown bread, floral, light pepper, light toffee, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, pear, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, floral, pepper, pine, light nuttiness, and earthy spiciness. Good amount of spicy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, caramel, toffee, toast, brown bread, floral, pepper, pine, and earthy spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity ester flavors; with a good hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a creamy and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial ESB style. Nice complexity of malt/fruity notes with hop balance; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3768) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2013
BBOTMC, Pours deep red with a nice beige head, aroma of tangerine and strawberries, flavor is bitter and pretty dry, with some floral tones, alcohol and cookies, medium bodied+, nice

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - APR 16, 2013
12oz bottle poured into a tumbler glass. Clear brown color with some deep copper hues, small beige head. Nutty aroma, with caramel, grassy hops and some earth. Sweet dark caramel flavors, toffee, nuts, medium bitterness and warming alcohol. Low carbonation, med-full body, rich but a bit too strong. Cool.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ADesenberg (630) - Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle: pours a nice dark brown color with a medium off white head. Bready, malty sweet aroma, some floral hoppiness going on. The flavor is sweet, but still finishes with a slight bitter taste. Nice winter beer, something different than most winter ales.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (1052) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 27, 2013
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 From a bottle, aroma is floral and pine, taste is smooth with a nice bitter kick. Very enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeinzH (22) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2013
Nice dark brown coloured beer with a decent sized head. Taste includes a little bit of caramel. Very nice beer for winter days!


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