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RATINGS: 509   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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With three feet of powder closing the roads, a brewery is not a bad place to get snowed in. Given the unanticipated hall pass of a snow day, our brewers decided to experiment. Hmm…what about this dark caramel roasted Midnight Wheat braced with a serious load of Styrian Goldings, Centennial and Cascade hops? Shovel it in. What a deliciously unexpected way to spend a SNOW DAY!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Poured a black with ruby edges and won top a bright white head. Aroma has spices followed by pine hops. Taste is of black pepper and earthy hops followed by a touch of bitter grapefruit. Mouthfeel is light with very prickling carbonation on the top of the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours a dark brown almost black color with a medium light tan head with great lacing. Smells of citrus, pine, and roasted malt. Tastes of all the same things with a few spices added and chocolate. Mouthfeel is heavy and oily with medium carbonation and a dry finish. Overall this is a well done black ipa with a seasonal twist. Props to New Belgium.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mittenator (1390) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Draft at Crunchy’s (from backlog). Pours near black with minimal head. Light malt and hop aromas. Similar flavors with not much depth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Nice dark pour with soft amber head. Roasted malt aroma. Nice bitter finish. Mouth feel holds up well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tonyth1965 (37) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Got this in the very late winter, but the cold is hanging on in So. Illinois. Very dark brown pour with a tan head that doesn’t mind hanging around awhile. Chocolatey, roasted malt aroma. Taste is similar, though there are plenty of hops here. No taste of overwhelming adjunct spices that many winter beers have, though spices can be a good thing if done right (e. g., Sam Adams Winter Lager). Leaves me with a pleasant aftertaste. Overall, one of the better winter beers I’ve had.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (893) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Pours a dark brown, almost black color with an off white color 1 inch head. Smells strongly of roasted malts and chocolate. Some hop and nutty smell as well. Tastes hoppy but that is lost in the amount of roasted malts tasted. Lots of toffee as well. Medium body with a slight bitter finish. Overall a decent winter ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3069) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Pours dark brown/black color with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts with pine and citrus. Bitter grapefruit rind and pine hop flavors with chocolate and roasted malt. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11092) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear black with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted earthy hop, toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good complex beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wmubronco1992 (640) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near black with good sized off white head. Was surprised at the hop aroma until it dawned on my that it was a black IPA. Flavor is roasted caramel. Healthy amount of lacing on the glass. This beer had potential, but would have liked it to have a more robust body to it. However still decent and drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pugk (1) - - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
Very smooth beer that is enjoyable to have with a meal or just while relaxing. Reminds me of a local brewery holiday beer in Heidelberg Germany. One of the better American beers I have tasted. You must try one…or six.


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