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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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!

KajII's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle. The pour was a very dark ruby reddish brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) foamy beige head that retained itself for a good long time while producing some excellent sheets of sticky lacing. The aroma was extremely strong of piney hops, a grain malt and a woody yeast with notes of citrus, caramel, mild chocolate and a strong odor of pine needles. It tasted mildly bitter and a bit malty with a hint of spices and caramel from the start to the finish with a very strong hoppy pine presence at the end. The flavor stuck around for a little while after the swallow leaving behind a lingering woody pine taste. Mouthfeel was just a shade light of medium in body and dry in texture with the carbonation being rather soft. Overall a brew with lots of malty pine flavor. If they were going for a beer that tasted like a Christmas tree, they hit the nail on the head with this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ozzy70 (206) - - AUG 5, 2015
12 oz. bottle. From notes 1-11-15. Very dark pour into pint glass. Tan creamy head. Hoppy, bitter and roast taste. Not one of my favorite New Belgiums.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1607) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Old rating. Strange winter beer as I remember. Coffee, pine, spices, some roastiness. Decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This is a very dark beer that is good on cold nights. Has a distinct coffee taste. Good aroma and a creamy head. Nice palate with great overall taste. This is a beer you should take with you when you go sledding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (3003) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep dark amber brown with a short off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, pine and citrus. Flavor was mellow with roasted malts, pine, citrus, chocolate and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
12oz bottle - Aroma - medium piney hop punch, chocolate graham crackers, very light roast notes Appearance - dark mahogany brown body, mostly clear with a 2-finger tan head, medium head retentio, light lacing Mouthfeel - medium carbonation, medium bodied Flavor - medium sweetness, notes of grapefruits and chocolate malts, nicely balanced Overall - after several recent misses from NB, this was very nice. Priced well and tasty. There are better black ales out there though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"more on the black side than the ipa side, if that makes any sense. like a robust porter or light stout with some pine and citrusy hops thrown in the mix. lots of roasted malt and a little chocolate, light-medium body, smooth. easy drinking nice new seasonal."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (2003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours a very dark brown color with khaki head. Spice, roasted malt, and a little hop grassiness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very nice winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2014
[Bottle] Very dark pour reminiscent of cola. Spicy hop aroma is herbal in nature. Also quite a bit of anise in the nose. Taste is similar, with spicy hops and dark roasted malt backbone. Piney bitterness rounds out the finish. Tasting notes from 11/2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
Rated on 11-14-2011 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a medium sized fizzy beige head, dark brown transparent body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and a generous amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel, roasted malt, pine and grapefruit hops. The taste is mildly bitter, caramel, roasted malt, pine hops, and a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is softly carbonated and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer has a nice hoppy aroma and flavor, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (518) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2014
From notes. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, bitter hops. Decent winter beer.

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