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RATINGS: 545   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2009
A truly excellent looking beer in the glass: dark amber color, dense white head. Matched with the malted hops aroma a had high hopes for this beer well before the first sip. The taste was remarkable, full bodies and complex, but not overly dry or bitter. In fact it reminded me a little of fine cognac. at the end I was ready to lick out the glass. Cheers.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Decent. Nice copper hue, with a deep presence in the mug that says drink me. There is a nice sweet malt flavor that overlays a slightly arousing mix of flavors, but nothing I can really stamp my finger on. Decent is all

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSH1976 (220) - Delaware, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Pours a slightly hazy chestnut color with some ivory head. There is too much brown for me to call it an amber. Aroma is mainly caramel malt with some breadiness. Taste is malty and bready with a little spice and bitterness mixed in. Body is medium. Not a bad beer but not what I would consider an ESB. It is too sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Pours with a medium white head with a little lacing on a deep amber-red body with a sweet, cherry like aroma with hints of other fruits. Fruity taste with nice tannin hops in the finish on a lively medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Big boy that’s plenty bite and bark. I liked it but wouldn’t write home about it, try this one.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerlord (217) - tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2007
2007 version. Deep ruby color with almost no head. Big hop Boquet. Flavor is hoppy/citrius/bitterness balanced by some malty sweetness and rum flavors. Great big beer. Love it. Alcohol is well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dliberto (216) - 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

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2007
This beer had a very strong aroma, and a lot of flavor, it had a beautiful brown color.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vlan1 (212) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2014
Draft sample. Pours a light cola brown with a moderate head. Little hop aroma, some doughy bread on the nose. Smooth taste with your typical bitter ESB aftertaste. Pretty decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2007
good winter brew. amber colour. definatly a bitter ale. has good malt flavors


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