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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4610) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3334) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosskyle (177) - - APR 11, 2015
Midnight black color with a minimal head. Sweet cocoa aroma. Sweet chocolate aroma. Good after dinner beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (4641) - 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.

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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10082) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Can... Pours murky and dark brown with a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is malty, sweet and spicy - vanilla, hazelnut, cinnamon, milk candy and candied nuts. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor is sweet and chocolatey up front; roasty and moderately bitter on the backside. Very nice. Can courtesy of BVery!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 23, 2015
Tap at Indeed, Spicy, dark roast nose, with some dark sugar and light sweet chocolate. Dark translucent brown, creamy head. Roast malt, mild chocolate, and small spiciness. Medium body, lightly warming. Nice, with light flavors.

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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1154) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Tap at MSP. Deer brown with spice and dark fruit aromas. Spices are there but its not a big spice beer, its got a mild malt flavour and its actually really nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3835) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2299) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Can. Chocolate and caramel are pretty accurate for the aroma, or a vanilla chocolate milk. Opaque dark brown body with a hint of red when held up to light. Light brown head, mostly lasting. Chocolate milk is a pretty good description for the flavor. Chocolate milk with alcohol that is. Not overly Wintery in either taste nor in alcohol content, but it’s still an enjoyable brew. Would make for a nice dessert beer during the holidays, or in my case, the long winter months thereafter.


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