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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Pours a mahogany color. Smell is of hops, floral. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, a touch sweet, a bit of alcohol. Overall an enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2007
This is ok. For a winter seasonal it does lack the spices of the winter season. Hops a little too much. Ok, would try again.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Has a pleasing berry like and hoppy aroma. Flavor has a definit hop bitterness, as well as some spicy notes. These al rest on a solid malty backbone. Very enjoyable, and I thank Jimboood for this beer.

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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours amber with off white head. Aroma is malty with a touch of hop. Flavor is sweet with slight hop bitterness and bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - NOV 24, 2007
Pours clear copper with a beige head. Aroma has lots of hops with a sweet undertone. The aroma is a great balance of hops, sweetness and alcohol. Great lingering bitterness. Really liked this.

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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PanMarek (223) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2016
Sweet caramel aroma with touches of dried fruit and hops. Pours dark with moderate foam. Hops are more present in the taste and balance the sweetness of the malt. Medium body with soft carbonation. The finish is pleasantly clean and dry.

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

3.6
   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.


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