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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2002
This beer reminds me of the Pyramid Snow cap because of all the strange flavors that come up intermitently. There is a very sweet, yet sour contrast, and a candy-spice flavor that is VERY strong! As I understand it, the brew for 2001 was closer to 9.5% alcohol, and so it almost borders on a barley wine! The color is not particularly representative of how truly special the taste is. Many of the Maritime Brewing company beers seem to leave me with a feeling that I had a very unique beer, but not something I would nessasarily try again. This one I WILL look for next year, though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"here’s 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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2272) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 31, 2014
12oz in Washington. Darker copper brown. Foamy. Big sweet malt.. Lots of juice, soft caramel. Some alc sweetness. Fig, grape juice. Good.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
$2 for 12oz bottle @ Rocket Market in Spokane, WA Poured to NB tulip. A: Pours amber and thick. Little/no visible head or lacing despite hard pour. S: Pine, copper and aluminum. This is horrid and not making me want to drink it. F: Sweet, alcoholic, not much here. Lightly bitter, hint of crystal malt in background. Boring. M: Slicks the tongue with fine, low carbonation. D: This recipe should be tossed out of the lexicon for what is normally a great brewery. Serving type: bottle 01-09-2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (977) - , Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle from trade to glass. Dated 11/12. Nice brew. Aroma of toffee spices and more. Darker amber pour. Taste of toffee and some dark fruits

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (874) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Clear darker amber no head. Aroma of citrus, nutmeg, strong malt. Strong malt flavor strong citrus hops spice. Creamy mouthfeel. Well balanced, but strong. Alcohol noticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1276) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Uncharacteristic Xmas ale; few spice notes. Rather, this is a big bold English ale. Quite thick and malty. Maybe just a tad boozy. Solid B. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5781) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Thanks to 5000 for sending this bottle my way. 2010 vintage. Brown with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and caramel with some pine notes. The flavor is a bit more complex. I get some pine notes, but there is also some brown sugar, caramel and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and pine. Flavor of caramel, fruity, honey, toffee, and light spices with moderate bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
(22oz bomber) clearish medium orange/amber, fine tan bubbles. Nose of rich malt, caramel, mixed nicely with English hops, honey, really nice nose. Taste of caramel, English hops, honey, orange peel, nice finish, good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8269) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. This brew is a clear dark amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and fruit. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, ripe fruit and a bit of vanilla. The finish is sweet with a bready malt aftertaste. Decent all around.

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