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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Scottish style spiced winter warmer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Sample at Ohio IPA Night at Daily Growler on 03/20/2014. Clear dark reddish-brown color with a medium foamy beige head that dissipates steadily. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Roast malt, caramel and spices in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of chocolate malt, caramel, nutmeg and mild hops. The finish is malty with a sweetly spiced aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4842) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sample at World of Beer Easton on 3/15/14. Clear chestnut brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of pine, malt and grassy hops. Malty and piney flavor with grassy hops before a roasty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADesenberg (581) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft: pours very dark brown with a small tan head... Aroma is sweet, belgian-like... Some winter spices as well. The flavor is very well balanced, boozy, but hidden very well. Tasty different take on a winter beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chudwick (2072) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Draft - winter potpourri nose. Smoky peaty sip. So glad I tried this. Thunder snow! Wish I had a growler to fill

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1040) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Draft very dark amber to brown. Nose very sweet malt, almost bubblegum. Taste very sweet up front, similar to nose, some belgian type ester and some spice. Some malt comes through in the late palate, only hint of Scottish malt. Nice representation of spices. To me taste more like belgian quad than Scottish or winter warmer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
schwemjw (15) - - NOV 17, 2013
Smells of sweet malts with a tease of wood. Hints of smoke and toffee are intriguing. Flavors of sweet toffee malts with a great balance of spices. Allspice and ginger specifically stand out

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Draft sample. Pours a deep, clear mahogany color with a small beige head. Tons of winter spices in here (ginger, nutmeg, allspice, maybe others), along with chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toast, leaves, pine, and berries. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, spicy mouthfeel. Really nice winter warmer. I’d like cans of this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5359) - Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Draft at Dutch’s. Pours a dark copper color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, ample spices, nutmeg, ginger, caramel, some mild roast, mild bitterness to the finish. I’ll revisit later.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5304) - Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks good; a semi-transparent dark amberish brown with light beige lacing. Smells solid; sweet malt and spices. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2013
On tap. Mostly clear, but very dark brown / red color. Pretty much near black color. Thin tan head. Some loose bits of lace, few ropes. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation, with a dry finish. Some light dark roast, light caramel. Hint of chocolate. Good nutmeg, light ginger, winter spices. Maybe some cinnamon. Whatever the spices used here are, there in check and balanced, not too intense. Light bitter, light sweet, and spicy taste. Alcohol is very well hidden, besides a slightly bigger body. No bite or heat. Nice, complex winter spice ale.


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