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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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 (10884) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10848) - 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 (10563) - 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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10528) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle. Pine hops and caramel malt aroma. Dark amber color with large tan head and nice lacing. Moderate piney hops flavor - light caramel malt. Nice hoppy beer - basically what I’d expect an "Imperial ESB" to taste like - a malty I2PA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (10094) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle (big thanks to Jonas !) Almost clear, copper coloured, small, slowly collapsing off-white head impressive mix of resinous, herbal-hoppy aromas, sweet dark malt and dried fruit in the nose; almost dryish solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; lingering dry bitter finish, accompanied by herbal hops and dry fruits. Superb stuff, very well balanced, very well hidden alcohol........

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 19, 2009
355mL into Sam Adams mad awesome glass. Nothing gives me more pleasure than enjoying almost every beer save for Sam Adams in their kick-ass glass. Pours a deep, orange-tinted amber with a thin, tan head that has little retention and leaves no lacing. Aroma is blueberries, apple pie, peach cobbler. Taste is malty, biscuity, with lots of berries. Major resiny hop bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is nicely hidden. Yum.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (9866) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2005
Wow, I expected this to be a run-of-the-mill winter ale. What I got was one of the best beers I’ve quaffed all year. The pour was deep copper with a 2-finger off-white head. The aroma is bready caramel malts, huge resiny hops, honeydew, tangerine, and spices. The flavor was caramel malty with gigantic hops and some mid-palate brown sugary citrus, including grapefruit, tangerine, and pineapple. Very complex, dense palate. This one is absolutely delicious. You need this!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2006
Dark amber brown, small off white head. Moderate hops in the aroma are a bit leafy. Moderate bitterness in the flavour, earthy malt, vague hints of celery. Alcohol is not at all prominent. Average to medium palate (3+). Servicable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Mostly clear, deep dark red color, minimal off-white head, some lace. Good spicy bitter taste, with a light sweetness. Very tasty. Some toastiness to the grains here, and the hops come at you in a quick blast. A very balanced beer. Or at least balanced around the center I prefer my brews to be.. Big, a good a good amount of hops, with an even toasty-malty sweetness, that is. Carbonation is a bit sharp, however, and there’s a slight oiliness, but otherwise the mouthfeel is good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 4, 2011
On tap at the Stanton Public House after Get Real NY. Pours a clear ruby with a thin white head. Sweet caramel, toast, spices. Toast, medium bodied, more spice, malt and toast. Caramel and spice, light bitterness and toast, spice and malt.


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