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RATINGS: 301   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A rich and malty, slightly sweet Winter Ale. Skillful use of brown sugar, honey, and six malts contribute to complex, warming character of this brew. Available October through March.

Bitterness Units: 32
ABV: 6.0%
Date of Introduction: Winter of 1995
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Crystal, Chocolate, Caramel and Black
Hops: Nugget and Mt. Hood


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2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
micmillon18 (27) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a shaker pint. Creamy white head a top a deep copper colored beer. Lots of lacing around the glass. Scents of toffee, malt, a bit of caramel, and mild hoppiness. Sweet toffee and malt flavors off the bat followed by lasting piney bitterness. Metallic notes are present in the aftertaste. Medium bodied and smooth mouthfeel with a soft fizzy carbonation. Though classified as a Scotch ale, its not all that heavy and feels rather tame. The bitterness is also more present than others I’ve tried. A so-so in terms of the style but a decent beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1126) - - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Dark clear ruby with a quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma is toffee, raisin and roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate and brown sugar. Roasty qualities keep it from being too sweet. Only negative is a weird lagerish finish. Medium chewy mouthfeel and strong carbonation. Pleasant surprise.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4610) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle at Bob & Bob’s. Nice golden body with slight head. Nose is roasty, nutty. Taste also malty, sweet and slightly alcy with nuts. Creamy texture.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (2711) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle from a winter mix 12 pack. Murky brown color with thin white head. Aroma is molasses, roasted grain and light notes of fruit?? Toasted walnuts, light caramel and a weak earthy hop in the finish. A nuance of spice. Thin body that borders on watery. No problems just really light.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (752) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Amber Brown pour Aroma malt apple barnyard Malty nutty roast burnt flavor

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a dark brown/almost dark golden colored body with a small white head that lasts just a couple seconds. Spotty lacing running down the sides of the glass. The smell has some mild roasted malts along with some nuts. The taste is slightly sweet through the roasted malts. The palate is light and sessionable with a mild nutty aftertaste and finish. Overall, this is good for the style, and awesome to me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (600) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2014
12oz into a glass. Pours a rich and full amber red dark fire beauty. Head is full, subsides nicely to 1cm and leaves lacing. Aroma is of spice, nutmeg, orange spice, melon, herbal concentrate, slight pepper, fig newton and dried plum. Taste is dried plain fruit, not juciy, just dried out. Plum, figs, dates, rasins, brown sugar. tart resonating freshenss, full bodied on a winters day. Sips nicely in front of the fire, solid full bodied brew, mothfell is plentifual and full, satisfiying and enyoyable. Nice winter brew/

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
two7offsuit (122) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Pours Amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of molasses and flavor of brown sugar. Very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2/1/2010. From bottle. Dark amber color with a tan head. Malty caramel aromas with spices. Sweet flavors with caramel mostly.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Amber colored beer with a fluffy tan head. Strong caramel and malty flavors with a molasses finish. Probably could have used more of a spiced note. OK beer but nothing I’d recommend.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle->snifter. Murky brown with small offwhite head. Sweet malt, with caramel and chocolate. Mild and plain.


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