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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (4649) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 3, 2015
Can. Pours opaque black with a medium tan head that lasts a while and laces well. Aroma is spice-forward, too spiced. Underlying notes of chocolate, toffee, and dark fruits. Flavor is pretty sweet, heavy malty, lots of dark sugars and fruitcake fruits, along with vanilla and a touch of maraschino cherry. Cinnamon and other spices; thankfully no clove. Medium body. A bit overboard, IMO.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4611) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
On tap @ New Bohemian. Dark brown color with a small head. Light malt aroma. Grainy, dusty and dry flavor/palate. After coming up to almost room temp, the raisins come out a bit and some dry cocoa notes show up.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4599) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Can, courtesy of TheHoff43: Pecan nose, with a hint of raisins and dark chocolate. Mahogany, thick tan head, fair retention. Pecan and raisin flavor, dark chocolate overtones, but indistinct, muddled. Vanilla finish. Soft carbonation, light body. More nutty than anything, but nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4266) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
12 ounce can. Thanks Al. Pours dark brown with an average tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla, and a touch of spice. Very good

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3836) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
This pours very nice--dark, with a cascade effect and lingering caramel head. The aroma is curious, with raisins, fleece blankets, and good cocoa. The flavor has the cocoa and a lingering fruitiness, and it finishes roasty with a light lactose. The body is disappointing: carbonation leaves it quickly and it feels very flat. O.k. but not great. Can.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3729) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2013
12 oz. can. Very dark brown pour with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, some vanilla and dark fruit notes. Pretty rich. Flavor is robust, coating, lots of dark fruit and chocolate sweetness with mild roast and dark chocolate bitterness. Malty, layered, but smooth. Some raisin flesh and caramel notes. Full bodied, coating mouthfeel, with mild bitterness towards the finish. Pretty nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAR 28, 2015
A fantastic winter ale. Thick and delicious. Dark, sweet, with a nice head and slick body. Tried at the Mill City Tavern at the Minneapolis airport in 2015.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3335) - California, USA - MAY 30, 2015
29 May 2015, can. brown. Nose is nutty vanilla and chocolate. Ned/thin body and mildly fizzy. Dark toast, spices. Nice enough.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2848) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2775) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
An okay beer for winter, sweet, though not a crazy intense flavour I would hope to find from this brewery.


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