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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2003
Now this is what winter brews are all about. Deliciously sweet with a well hoped background. Spicey and complex, something new throughout the whole six pack. Could pass for a barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 22, 2015
14 ounce on tap at Sharps Roasthouse near Seatac. The aroma is a little metallic with light caramel and toffee hints. Mildly hazy amber body with a strong yellowish head present. Starts with just a sweet barrage of malts. I get a lot of caramel malts primarily with a little nuttiness behind. Fairly sweet throughout. Easy drinking, and alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WABeerFiend (351) - - JAN 20, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a beer can glass on 12.02.14. A: Dark fruit, raisin, and cherry. Itís sweet smelling. A: Some fizz for a head. Opaque purple/dark red body. T: Raisin and fig newton dominate. Cherry, allspice, a tiny bitter sting on the back end, and a slight woodiness are subtle. P: Crisp with a bubbly finish. Itís refreshing and surprisingly lighter than other winter warmers. O: This has a mulled cider quality. The spices take the edge off the sweetness, so itís balanced. This is a favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fcjack1 (255) - Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle from world beers. Ours a dark reddish brown. Almost no head. Scent is, caramel, alcohol. Taste is malty, molasses. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holy (835) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2015
Enjoyed at Ivar's in Seattle. Nice, spiced flavors, little bitter aftertaste. Would buy a case to enjoy at home.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at the Porterhouse, pours a clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out christmas spices and light bready malt. Flavour brings out light Christmas spices, caramel, and bready malt. Well-balanced and cohesive. A nice Christmas ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1595) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle courtesy of toffsbury. Aroma of fruit, mainly raisins and currants. Bitter spicy English ale. Dried fruit and caramel notes too. Nice strong Christmastime ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark brown color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose is extremely malt heavy, with a lot of caramel, bread and yeast coming through. Taste is sweet with just a hint of harsh booziness to it. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
two7offsuit (397) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Pours Amber to copper with an off white head. Strange mix of spice and hops. Not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k (2963) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2014
I think I remember this beer being a thing. Like it was special and sought after or at least awaited by the beer geek crowd. This beer and the brewery have seem to be forgotten at this point. I picked up the beer for $1.75 for a 12oz bottle, seems like a fair price. Poured into a Blvd tulip glass. Color is dark ruby with a small head. The beer is clear but the dark color makes it look thick. Bottom of the bottle is crystal clear. To call this an English Strong Ale is a stretch, this would just be an American Strong as far as I am concerned. Its got a good deal of sweetness with lots of English tea and wet caramel biscuit. The biscuit becomes a bit burnty in the flavor as well. Lots of hops around but thankfully the bitterness is low (I loath caramel and high bitterness). This would have been very fun a decade ago. Now, its a fun memory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7864) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"hereís a pretty nice, dark, malty and well balanced winter ale. very light on the spices, nutty and slightly malt heavy - nice on a cold night. mahogony in color. 1st beer from this brewer is pretty nice."

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