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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1848) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2015
12oz can. Dark brown. Kind of a light Christmas porter, has a touch of spices. Malty sweetness. The strongest flavor is a bitter vanilla extract note at the end. Very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2680) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2015
12 oz can pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, vanilla and some spice. Taste is chocolate, spice and grain.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Pours dark, brown head. Chocolate notes and nutty. Hints of raisins and other dark fruits. A little thin on palate, but nice on a cold night. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
csaso (1658) - Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Can - fair size tan foamy head, basically pitch black color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, mild vanilla and chocolate for sure, mildly silky finish, pretty good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2114) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Can. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of cola spices, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavors are a mix of dry chocolate, red current, and grape leaves. Light bodied and highly drinkable. Spicy without being a total spice bomb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (253) - Minneapolis, - DEC 29, 2014
Nice winter beer, rich and creamy for an ale, get the spices. Black near a stout in color. Not my favorite winter but good and local.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Can. Pours a slightly hazy dark brown body under a one finger frothy light brown head. The nose is like dessert in a glass, tons of chocolate and caramel with some light coffee. The flavor is quite sweet, but I really dig it. Lots of chocolate and burnt caramel up front, fading to a slightly roasty finish. This is like drinking chocolate fudge. Medium bodied with no stickiness, which is surprising given how sweet it is, and soft carbonation. Pretty great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MNAle (51) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pours very, very, dark ruby red. Two fingers of tan, creamy head that dissipates slowly, with nice clinging. Sweet aroma, with fruit, some malt overtones, roasty, and chocolate. Moderate mouth feel (not thin, but not thick, either), but satisfying. Smokey, malty taste; the fruit taste is subtle and controlled. Sweetness is evident but not overpowering in the beginning, but becomes a bit cloying by the end. Very mild hop bitterness in the middle. I don’t generally go for fruit beers, but this one is nicely balanced. All of the "extra" ingredients (cacao, vanilla, raisins, brown sugar) add subtle and very pleasant taste. This is a good tasting ale, even though as it warms the sweetness becomes a bit too much for me. YMMV.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisSc (405) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2014
12oz can into tulip. Minneapolis. Chocolately brown in color. Small head. Aroma of tootsie roll chocolate, heavy vanilla, dark malts, and heavy fruit. Dry taste. Medium thin body. Shorter finish. Overall everything is kind of off. Good effort, but the combination of flavors is not appealing to me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a medium brown head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit. Flavor is vanilla, caramel, chocolate, raisins, and roasted malt. Medium body with soft carbonation. Very good.


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