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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeinzH (26) - 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!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
climberbob (317) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle into tulip. Dark ruby Amber. Not much aroma. Some hints of bread and yeast. Taste is a bit spicy from the hop, dry. Not a lot of malt flavor. Metallic aftertaste which is off putting. Some dried fruit notes. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
freekyp (1715) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2015 This hop forward winter warmer has a nice medium-bodied toffee malt backbone with hints of brown sugar and earthy spicy hops. Long mildly bitter finish. Pours reddish brown with tons of beige lacing. Hints of plastic and hot alcohol notes invade the otherwise pleasing finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (388) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Aroma: bread, raisin, woody, earthy Appearance: clear amber, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1472) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours reddish copper with a one finger tan head which fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of toasted bready malts, sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar, and some light booze. Taste is about the as the aroma with the addition of some light pine and spicy hops. Has a medium body with a semi-creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, long finish. Overall, a pretty nice winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1433) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Tap @ Jack Browns. Caramel color and aroma., lighter and hoppier than I thought it would be. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (5991) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Some hint of spice here. Light vegetable aroma. Some sweet malt. Pours cloudy amber with OK head. Light sweet finish. Cask at Churchkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (4122) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of toast, biscuit, light citrus. Tastes of woody notes, citrus, toast, biscuit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3171) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 7, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber color, two finger beige head, broken curtain of lace. Aroma of malt. Taste is bracing malt that stays big through a carbonated swallow, moving to a spicy, hoppy finish. Solid brew, but also heavy and off-balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (743) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Light brown with some lacing. Burbon with malt aroma. Malty, Burbon taste with a kick of alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutgap (52) - Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle to snifter,small off white diminishing head with sparce lacing copper ruby in color. Average roasted aroma. Thin medium light body, average carbonation with a short bitter finish. Rather an unimpressive beer.

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