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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Our ever-changing spiced winter seasonal. A tasty brew that complements all your holiday festivities. It is typically malty in body, lightly hopped, and rounded out with spices that we vary from year to year.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (728) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2011
22 oz bombers puurs a dark amber color with a mediumm white head. Aromas of sweet malt, caramel, vanilla. Medium bodied, slightly creamy and sweet with a light spice finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (3942) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2011
expecting some sort of barley wine. Had this on tap at Willards Tap House in largo fla. Fairly clear, Nice clean attractive aroma. Initial flavor are spicey or sumthin and comes across rather creamy on the co2. Bitter alky builds thru the session. Medicinal finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (1466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2011
probably one of the better winter brews ive had. amber hued, with a sticky head. flavors of light brown sugars, a bit of a gingery bite, with a bright clean finish. easily sessionable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernesto987 (3526) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bomber, itís got the southern tier Creme burlee flavor. Luckily itís just a significant flavor not utter dominance. Dry finish, thin body. Lame brew

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Dark ruby brown pour with a nice khaki head. Light raspberry aroma. No hop aroma (or much else really ... perhaps too cold). Flavor of vanilla and a slight nutty taste (reminiscent of cola). Moderate bitter finish. Medium bodied (slight viscocity) with medium/low carbonation. A nice subdued spice winter ale.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2011
22oz bomber into a pint glass. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with just a tiny tan head. Smells of caramel, malt and spice. Some cinnamon and orange. No detectable hop aroma. The taste is much like the smell although caramel and toffee come through quite strong. There is also an orange flavor that fades to an assertive hop bitterness although it is not too severe. Overall this is an excellent beer and one of the best examples of the style that I have had. While I do feel it could use a little more alcohol to add warmth, the body does not suffer due to it only being 5.8%. I will definitely seek this beer out again.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
xyzbeverage (1) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2011 does not count
Incredible Ale! I have had the opportunity to try every release of this beer, and I believe this to be the best-of-the-best!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Drinking the 2006 vintage from my collection. This beer smooths out nicely with age; goo malty flavor, less intense spices. Aroma - Holiday spice with a hint of malt Appearance - Gorgeous medium-dark brown, medium head, clear Taste - malty spices, light Palate - medium to light body with full flavor; light carbonation Overall - One of my favorite beers that ages very well. Not an everyday beer, but great to pull out of the closet every once in a while.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2029) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Pours a caramel/amber color. Slight, off-white head. No lacing. Smells awesome. Caramel, vanilla, dark fruits. Very good aroma. I have been smelling it for the past ten minutes now, without taking a drink. Creamy, but watered down version of creamy, sweet and caramelly flavor. A little dry. Very good beer. Very good. Not a winter warmer though. Seriously, itís only 5.8%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Pronounced caramel and tea aroma. Hops smell a bit stale which is understandable given the bottles age. Hazy dark copper, thin head. Caramel flavor, strong, with lighter berry undertones. Milk chocolate also present. Medium bodied. Strong french vanilla finish. Not spicy, but malty and delicious.


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