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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2011
On tap Flying Saucer. Pours a Dark brown with light tan head. The aroma is a raisin malt and some smoke. Thin mouthfeel with a light smoke and raisin malt flavor. Easy to drink a good spiced brew from Karbach.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2011
On tap at the Sugar Land Flying Saucer. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is of cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. Taste is a confused mix of roast malt and spices. Mouthfeel is medium. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8084) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2011
Tap at Da Saucer, H-Town .. . woah, quite a lot of spices .. mellow mouth .. . cinnammon, almond, sugar, medium dark fruit and pumpkin spices .. . good, but a pint would be tough .. . . What the hell was that? I knew I shouldn’t have eaten that packet of powdered gravy I found in the parking lot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHillAustin49 (69) - round rock, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Smells of light citrus and heavy cocoa with mixed spice. Pours a dark thick brown with thick tan head. Lazy carbonation. Taste of chocolate and orange. Leaves pallet dry and bitterweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Modularman (132) - - NOV 27, 2013
Aroma of spice, appearance is very dark with a light tan head, taste of spice, nutmeg, banana, toffee, nice holiday beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10870) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Brown pour, beige head. Spices up front hit big with some malt. I get the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, orange and some vanilla hints. Interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (831) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (2332) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (4191) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1286) - 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.


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