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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Strong dark ale finished with winter spices.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3347) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Tap at Wilmington. Hazy chesnut, thin white small bubbled ring, light wisp. Nose is soft, lightly toasted dates and dough, bit of banana esters. Flavor is equally soft, more toasty, less date more banana bread, dryer through soft low carbonation bitterness. Overall pretty sweet and muted but with decent grain and esters to add complexity, and certainly drinkable. Ask for it without the cinnamon gloss as the brewery likes serving this despite it adding sweetness and spice that masks the malt balance and reduces the beer to a thinner, watery contrast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1509) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Draft at IH Wilmington. Brown in color not much head. The bartenders rim the glass with some brown sugar... I could of done with out that... anyway. Smells nutty and malty. Taste is like a brown ale. Lots of nuts, strong malt backbone with some winter spices. Medium body and carbonation level.. Overall: Nice winter ale...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9794) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Tap - Wilmington. Pours black into a cinnamon sugar rimmed glass with a large, creamy brown head, long retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is cinnamon sugar, roast and chocolate malt, leather yeast, and dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt with spices, light bitterness and hops and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3602) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Draft @ brewpub. Sample served with cinnamon and brown dishes rim, which dominated the aroma and only a few spice notes made it through. Not an accurate representation of the beer’s aroma. Pours dark brown with frothy beige head. Flavor was roasted malts, cinnamon and nutmeg which eased into a smooth spice finish. Good beer, but I would be interested in trying it without the extra flavors on the rim of the glass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7915) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2011
Chestnut colored with aroma notes of malt, figgy fruit, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Tastes malty, with a pronounced x-mas spice flavor, backup hops, and an overall rich and smooth palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Darkish brown in color with a thin white head. Aroma is spicy and sweet at the same time with notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, nuts(not sure what kind), and a touch of chocolate. Taste starts out spicy and transitions into a sweet molasses/brown sugar finish. One of my favorites from Iron Hill so far.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (2804) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
On tap in North Wales. Clear copper color with a white head. Aroma of cinnamon, cardamon, and nutmeg. Flavor matches aroma with some vanilla. Very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2010
On tap in Maple Shade. Nice light amber with a big long lasting head. The aroma was spicy and sweet. Flavor was very nice with a bit of sweetness followed by the spices and hops. Quite a kick as it goes down. Nice and warming but beware. A couple of these can sneak up on you.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (4087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Draught at Maple Shade. My notes read "classic winter spices in a smooth lightly carbonated body. The head retention on this was amazing since it came with 5 other 4 oz samples and I drank this one dead last and the head was still sitting there smiling at me. Served with a rim of cinnamon and brown sugar so the aroma was all spice and no hops. Flavor was winter spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar) and to a lesser extent roasted malts". Nice beer but next time I will have to sample one in an unrimmed glass but I must admit it was a nice touch and worked.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2009
On Tap-Newark-Dark colored w/a moderate tan head. Spiced aromas. Malty flavor of roasted nuts, caramel, molasses, cinnamon, brown sugar, & allspice. Had a good bit of carbonation to it. This was a little different, but it was enjoyable. Long, spiced finish, it did warm you up.


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