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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Stir Crazy Winter Ale, a 6.5% abv winter warmer clocking in at 22 IBUs. Layers of malty goodness, a dark ruby colored winter warmer ale deliver satisfying notes of chocolate and rich caramel; while pulverized rasins and brown sugar provide a fruity complexity that warms you from within.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (455) - Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Can. Pours dark brown with a little tan head. Nose and taste is powdery chocolate. Also some raisin and brown sugar. Nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1258) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours a nice dark amber color with off-white head. Brown sugar, vanilla, dark fruits and some cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with just a little sweetness. Very good winter warmer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Can: Poured a dark deep brown color ale with a medium size off-white head with limited retention and not much lacing. Aroma of dry raisin and brown sugar with a healthy dose of caramelized sugar is very interesting. Taste is also dominated by a healthy dose of caramelized malt with some dry raisins notes and some light residual brown sugar notes. Body is bit light to sustain all the spices and dry fruits notes with medium carbonation. Interesting beer but seems to be lacking a little bit malt profile.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Can @ home, thanks to Andy for the tick via Secret Krampus. Just about black in color with a nice tan head. Aromas of chocolate milk, coffee, licorice, and rum raisins. A bit of cinnamon and vanilla. Nice. Spiced chocolate milk flavor. Lots of cocoa, vanilla, and cinnamon. Some roasted malt, coffee, and licorice. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sthlm (1225) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2014
[Can] This is certainly an interesting beer. The first sip was a bit of a shock, as I was hit by a big blast of vanilla. Some dark chocolate is also present, but the vanilla is definitely the star of the first act. I’ll come back to this after letting it warm. After letting the beer sit for awhile, the vanilla has only become more dominant, particularly in the aroma. Chocolate has become accentuated a bit as well. Decent mouthfeel and long finish length. Certainly not unpleasant, and no glaring flaws, but the vanilla is just too dominant. Not something I particularly look forward to revisiting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1865) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Can. Pours dark brown with a small creamy head that fades to a ring. Aromas are vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, and some light dark fruit and raisins. Tastes sorta like cocoa puffs cereal. Lots of vanilla and cocoa with some light sweet lactose and brown sugar. Solid winter beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1416) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
A little late in the season for this beer in most civilized areas of the world, but not in Minnesota. Its fucking cold and its been that way since early December. Fuck. The beer was a bit darker than I expected, dark brown / light black in color with no head. Taste was quite nice. Slightly sweet but with strong dark fruits, caramel and a hint of chocolate malt. I would really like a bourbon barrel aged version of this!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (178) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2014
pours black with creamy full head....smells of chocolate and caramel....taste is the same as smell with some raisin and vanilla mixed in....very tasty beer!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Mild chocolate aroma, black with a thin creamy brown head. Tastes mostly of chocolate and vanilla. Really nice and easy to drink

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1001) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Can from Atom. Pours a deep brown with tan head. Aroma is chocolate and caramel with an almost mint thing going on. Taste is caramel malt and sweet fruit. Great big, but light, winter beer for our freezing 70 degree winter weather.


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