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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IAmTheBeerKing (14) - Cherokee, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Great winter Ale - this is what Christmas is all about, you can taste the cinnamon on your tongue after you swallow. Good stuff! Likes - the winter spice Dislikes - none Enjoy-ability - 9.5 out of 10

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
andylikesbeer (3) - - NOV 26, 2015 does not count
2015 vintage on tap at Tupelo Honey 10 oz pour into a thistle glass with no head space, so good thing Cold Mountain only had about 1/3 finger head. The aroma was instantly rewarding, a little bit floral adn a number of other things I couldn’t put my finger on at the time, I was intrigued to pin down what I was smelling. The flavors were incredible, still a little floral with clear spice, but still i was having trouble pinpointing them, and a little fruitiness. Complex for sure, balanced intricately in terms of subtlety, At the time I thoguht the fruitiness might be something in the direction of blueberry and later that evening I thought the floweriness was like lavender and the spices included very tiny mild bits of sage and thyme. I read the label after immediately buying a bottle and it says hazelnut, cranberry, raspberry, cinnamon and licorice. Of that what I tasted was raspberry and cinnamon. I bet the yeast created some other spice flavors because it seemed more complex than the ingredients belied.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1107) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2015
Pretty much no smell, but quite a medium bold flavor! Quite Nice spice...like nutmeg perhaps? Smooth finish...gets a touch more watery with time...but nice flavor...needs more smell though! Should be a 3+ if it had smell

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
atlrizzob (223) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Pours dark Amber with a sizzling white foam. Aroma of spices and sweetness. Smooth flavor with notes of wheat , sweet caramel maltiness, and a slight bitterness. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2722) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a hazy dark amber/copper color with a one finger beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind. Earthy, leathery malt aroma with an odd syrupy medicinal presence along with some dark fruit and heavy spices. Hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla bean followed by cherry juice, plum and raspberry. Medium bodied wih a dry, medicinal flavor along with a heavy vanilla and spice presence. Lots of dark fruit and sweet caramel malt sweetness with notes of hazelnut, toffee, raspberry, cherry juice and lots of vanilla. Floral/potpourri like with zesty cinnamon and clove spiciness. Really weird combination of flavors. Not bad but a few ounces was more than enough for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (1433) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle from J Emerson. Copper with nice head and lacing. Smells like raisin bread and maybe a little like play doh. Very sweet, almost like cream soda. Creamy bodied, too. A little bitter/sour creeps in at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
March madness 2015. This is for the 2008 version. So this has aged quite a bit. The aroma is complex with limited hops but interesting malt, vanilla and caramel. The taste is smooth but getting toward the wine side at this age. The spices are very well blended into the overall flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (14326) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Keg at Mamacitas, Asheville - wating for WW to open, 17/02/15 2014 beer. Clear chestnut brown with a decent off white covering. Nose is malt, dark fruit rinds, toasted brown sugar, light spice, biscuit. Taste comprises light cocoa rub, spice, cinammon, caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok inoffensive offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This is a very dark beer that is good on cold nights. Has a distinct malty taste. Good aroma and a creamy head. Nice palate with great overall taste. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (661) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a very clear copper brown with a thin tan head. Medium bodies smooth. Malty fruity aroma. Sweet toasted malt with a bit of a berry finish? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3769) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2015
From a bottle shared by Dan. Pours ruby brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like sweet dried fruit, sweet malt, toast, bready. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like dried fruits, roasted malt, and sweet chocolate.

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