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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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A hearty British style strong ale with a deep chestnut color. This warming elixer complements stews, soups, roasts and wild game. It's magically delicious.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12627) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
Orangey-amber. Malty, butterscotchy aroma. Palate has a slight marmalade note, with nuts, earthy sweetness of dark malts. Slight rye whiskey note.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Lightly hazed copper body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is anise, gingerbread, peat. Taste is plum, peat, finishing peat and light grapefruit. Medium, watery, sticky body. Very mellow beer -- it seems like it should jump out at you, but it never really wakes up.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/07/1997
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival

very dark amber with ruby highlights, rich malt aroma with floral hops, heavy malt flavor, dry, slight bitterness in the finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Score: *4
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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2005
Red copper ale with a light white head. Strong diacetyl notes in aroma, Good sweet malt with oily butterscotch in mouth. Medium bodied. Tap. CNY Brewfest Feb. 5 2005.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2004
ruity ringwood Yeast and multiple hops and good dose of malt. Peaty. More sweet than bitter, but dry finish and acidic citrus there. Nutmeg and cinammon. Decent warmer and drinkable in bottle form.. Unique for this brewry coppery color, less aggressive hops so maybe shelf life less

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
Tap at Barcade. Hazy amber beer with a fine-laced off-white head. Aroma is very fruity, oranges, plums and apples/pears on the nose. Pale malts and a soft fruitiness. Flavour is quite sweet and fruity, but not cloying at all. Loads of berries and cherries with lots of apple/pear esters that are really apparent. A bit of spiciness and moderate earthy hops. Moderate bitterness just balancing the sweet estery component of the brew. It’s not really wintery, but it’s pretty nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
Tipsy apricots trying to hold on to the nutmeg...Citrus fluidity and almond skin timidity...Brandy is scattered here and there, but never fully takes hold of the situation...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 30, 2003
Dark amber, white strong thick head. Sweet malts with touch of hops, yet something was not right. It had nice medium thick body, good bitterness yet..Nothing that out of ordinary.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6465) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle. Medium brown with a slight amber tint. Medium tan, fine head. Amber malt aroma with caramel, chocolate, raisins. Very sweet and biscuity, with caramel and cookies. Warm, medium to full bodied. Finish of sweet malt, then alcohol and hops. Turns bitter in the end, and lasts a while. A pretty enjoyable brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2004
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie), moderately hoppy (pine, resin), with a notes of peach, honey, and diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Doesn't do a lot for me...rather unbalanced, citric, and uncomfortable amounts of pine sap in the aroma department. Fourth try of a Middle Ages brew, and still not a fan.


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