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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Ah, the sudden Texas change from Summer to Winter. This might possibly be our favorite time of year. Pull on your hoodie and head to your local pub for something warming. This, our Winter seasonal, is a black ale spiced generously with cocoa nibs, orange peel, ginger, cardamom, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. It truly is the holidays in a glass.

Medium bodied, this brew delivers a surprising amount of dark chocolate bitterness while the spices dance on your tongue providing a complex array of winter flavors. 8% ABV, please drink responsibly. Otherwise you might shoot your eye out!

Malts: Pale Vienna, Munich, Chocolate, Carafa, Crystal
Hops: Spalt, Hallertauer, Saphir
Extras: Ginger, Cocoa Nibs, Orange Peel, Cardamom, Allspice, Nutmeg, Cinnamon
O.G.: 18.5 plato


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1112) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Deep dark brown pour, thin tan head. Nose is dark fruit, hint of gingerbread. Bittersweet. Middle is mild alcohol, some spice, short coco, hint of licorice. Finish is bittersweet, hint like a desert wine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
12 ounce can thanks to Secret Santa crajun! Dark brown, large frothy tan head, good retention. Aroma of chocolate, roast, orange, nutmeg, cinnamon. The taste is chocolate, orange, spice, cinnamon. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2016
A really good Christmas beer, courtesy of Emma in 2015. Pours black with a very thick spicy character. Lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pepper.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndresTM (423) - Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Cinnamon-spiced cereals, nutmeg, allspice, fruit cake, spruce needles, and floral hops. Some caramelized sugar comes through as well, but not much. On the tongue it is spicy bitter with some malty sweetness. There’s a harsh, overspiced inkiness towards the back. The alcohol is not much perceived, but it does add to the inkiness. Moderate carbonation and a medium body. A bit lacking in balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1868) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Can pour dark cola brown with large tan head. Nose ginger, sweet malt, light spice, almost peppery, hint of caramel. Taste similar to nose but not as strong. Flavors seem muted compared to the nose.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
travita (4642) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Can. The look is dark, brownish black in color, cola look. The smell is heavily spiced, fruitcake, nuts. Lots of Christmas traditions wapped up in it, but maybe tries to be too much and is too much for me. Too heavy on the spice and stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dlihcsnatas (534) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2015
Black brew with nice thick tan head that smells of cinnamon and allspice. Was really wanting to love this brew due to the references to the movie but I just couldn’t. Too much went into this making it a mashed up overload of every Christmas spice there is. It is still a decent beer but too much for my palate to handle. Of course with the 8%, by the fourth one I may be liking it much more. Expensive four pack cans so only planning to enjoy these and that is it for this year.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2015
Pours a clear darker brown color with off-white, dark ivory colored head. Nuts, spice, caramel, and toasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with spice and sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2792) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Canned in htown. Brown pour. Serious spices and some nutty malts, as well as a plummyness. Pretty nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (473) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
F.U.N. Series #008, 2013- This version is their "Yule Shoot Your Eye Out" winter seasonal that has been Aged in Bourbon Barrels. The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. Some spotty lace left behind. Aroma is full of Christmas spices, cinnamon and some caramel, toffee malt, some vanilla and wood from the barrels. The flavor follows suit. I get a lot of cinnamon and caramel malt, as well as a little bit of nutmeg. There is also raisin notes in the flavor, as well as some other dark fruit. The wood and vanilla come through but dont mix that well, kinda strange and slightly off-putting.


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