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RATINGS: 532   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.


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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (614) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark redish brown. Small off white head. Malty aroma. Rich mild bitter flavor with some roast and caramel. Mild bitter in the mouthfeel. ESB’s aren’t my favorite style, but I really respect this one. Definitely would drink again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1452) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Best before February 2013.
Appearance: The body is clear and copper to mahogany, the head si dense with a light tan color, decent retention and leaves a thin coating and a creamy ring.
Aroma: The aroma is malty with caramel and some dark fruits, a light earthy hop profile is hidden in the malts.
Taste: The hops are much more pronounced here cutting through the sweet malts providing a slightly floral and earthy perhaps a touch spicy, hop profile with a moderate bitterness. The malts are sweet, toasted caramel and figs come to mind, that balance the hops nicely.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is decent, but I can’t say that anything about it makes me want to try it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
12oz bottle---> wine glass. Pours a deep brownish amber with very little head and little lace. Smells of bready molasses and mild pine. Taste is burnt caramel and nice piney hops and slight licorice. Medium-thick palate with very little carbonation. Not a favorite style of mine, but this is a fairly well done beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (891) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Nice dark amber/brown with thin beige head; flavor is roasty nutty notes followed by bitter tanginess; feeels very thick with slight foaminess; aroma is malty more than anything. I like this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2145) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with March 2013 clipped off the label. It pours out like a winter storm at sea with swirling carbonation bubbles circling around and becoming a dark amber reddish tone with a modest off-white head. Delightful to look at. The aroma is of dark malts, toffee, and plum with a played down hop note. The body is smooth and bold. The taste is right where it should be for an English Strong with moderate sweetness at first and a low to moderate bitterness winding things down

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadRobin (1940) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Poured from 12 oz. bottle. Clear, dark orange-brown with 2-finger cream-colored head and excellent lacing. Aroma of bread, grain and herbal hops. Taste of dark bread, molasses, citrus and roasted coffee. Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gripweed57 (682) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Copper color topped by a medium-sized creamy beige head. Aroma is toasted malt with notes of burnt sugar and earthy, grassy hops. Flavor is toasted malt with hints of toffee and spicy hops. Some dryish, peppery hops in finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1499) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Draft. Amber color, decent white head. Creamy almost slick body, mild malt aroma, some bite in the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
12 oz. Bottle. Nice, malty scent of bready sweet roll with some hop, pininess. Medium body, frothy feel. Hops, bitter, bready sweet roll, touch of caramel finish. Not too shabby.


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