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RATINGS: 531   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Heavy Seas Winter Storm
Date: 12/03/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Strong Ale fest, 2005

clear amber, faint sweet spiced aroma, dry malt flavor, touch of spicy hops, nice bitterness,
-------- /> Name: Heavy Seas Winter Storm
Date: 12/12/2006
Mode: draft
Source: taco mac

fine tan head with lots of lace, draft aroma and flavor follows last years bottle, some nice caramel sweetness to balance the light spices, a biscuit character comes out with warmth to give it a nice spice cake essence, bitter finish is very light

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10761) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours dark ruddy copper with an off-white smear. It smells quite malty, almost with a chocolate note. Not getting hop. Or maybe something herby/floral. Full bodied. Rather fresh roast caramel. A little sweet, but there’s a lot of hop. Floral mostly. A little thickish; a little sweetish; a lot hoppish. Yet it seems florally refreshing. Finishing very lightly sweet, but with a lot of hop. Unusual result.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10512) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle sample at Cliffton Beer Fest. Poured dark copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate grassy citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium bitter flavor with a smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottled. Amber coloured. Small off white head. Aroma of flowers, citrus, some pine and caramel. Flavour of fruits, flowers, herbs, citrus, pine. Medium to full bodied. Caramelly bitterness in the end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2009
UPDATED: APR 10, 2010 Cask at Churchkey. Cloudy amber with chunks and floaties, medium light tan bubbles, just around the edge of the glass. Aroma of bread and caramel. Nicely hopped but with a good malt balance. Taste has a few splinters of oak, very subtle. Longish bitter finish. Nice enough.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle courtesy of moejuck. Pours clear amber with an average fizzy light-brown head, somewhat lasting, fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, nutty, roasted), heavy hops (fruit, perfume, flowers), average yeast (sweat, dough) with notes of light alcohol, peach and honey. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, sticky texture and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and heavy bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 28, 2008
bottle, total wine. nice amber pour with a tan head. aroma is fruity, spicy, and some juicy hops are present. flavor is very malty and slightly sweet with a nice hop bit gets you throughout. pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8861) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2005 Bottle... Hazy, orange ale with a small, frothy, off-white head. Floral aroma with huge pine and toffee and ultra light cocoa. Malty and citrusy flavor. Lightly sweet up front, followed by moderate bitterness and earthiness. Full-bodied with lively carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, piney finish. Tongue numbing and soul warming! Definitely a different beer than last year’s Imperial IPA... not as complex, but definitely enjoyable!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper orangish / copper color with an averaged sized off white head. Lots of suspended particles. Aromas of caramel, toasted grains, and citrus. Tastes of caramel, toffee, and citrus.


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