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RATINGS: 539   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeinzH (22) - Oulu, - 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!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1267) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Drank this on our trip to St. Michaels. Copper pour. Itís malty, generally clean flavors. Not a lot to it, but itís good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (505) - - NOV 20, 2014
deep amber-red color; bready, slightly fruity aroma; bitter with piney hop notes up front with a caramally malty, sem-sweet malty finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoDirection (20) - - NOV 18, 2014
Very nice local to baltimore winter ale. Easy to drink and perfect for a cold night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierMeHoos (148) - Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle. Appearance is caramel brown with gold highlights. Aroma is bready, with caramel and molasses hints. Taste is very malty, with a strong cinnamon flavor, with supporting caramel and molasses and nutmeg. Overall very good, went well with stew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bennetporter (24) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2014
A relatively well balanced ESB, hoppy and malty with a good mouthfeel. Good winter seasonal

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1568) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Tap at station on nitro. pour is copper color with tan head. aroma of spice and malt. taste is same. nice spice note and a slight sweet malt backbone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2337) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear copper brown with a fizzy bubbly white head. Tastes like dry bitter pine hops, with sweet grapefruit, doughy malt, sweet candied grapefruit. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet doughy malt and grapefruit hops.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maekchu (2247) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle from Village Wine and Spirits. Large caramel nose, dark fruit, sugar, all a bit harsh and fumey. Pretty reddish/brown color. Harsh caramel initial, roast malt, sugary, and overly rich fruit. Medium body. Lots of flavor, but mostly rude.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5825) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle from old backlog notes. Pours a clear orange amber color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bready malts, mild sweetness, caramel, floral, mild pine resin, moderate bitterness, decent enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (693) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
12 oz bottle into an English pint. The pour is a clear darker ruby or garnet color, with a thin, finger-high, off white head and a decent amount of spotty lace left behind. The aroma is strong on a caramel malt and a good bitterness to it. There is a nice resonating dark fruit dominance on the back end, and itís not overwhelming, but itís solid. The flavor is a bitter blast up front, but transitions nicely through a good sweet malt and a solid caramel finish. The dark fruits arenít really present here in the taste, but the bitterness makes up for it. The mouth feel is a little thin, but there is a nice carbonation and a good dry lingering aftertaste thatís quite bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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