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Indulge in our heady scotch ale. This "Winter Warmer" is a celebration of roasted toffee notes wrapped in rich tawny tones and toasty palate. Two months in the making insures an incredible silky finish. Scottish folklore tells that the first person to step over your threshold brings with them luck for the New Year. Simple gifts of coal for warmth, salt for prosperity and ale for joy symbolize the bearer’s wishes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottled. Poured hazy orange with a short, smoked khaki head. The aroma picked up warm molasses and caramel with peppery warmth and a bit of raw alcohol too.. OK. The flavor found black pepper and a touch of tangy fruit skins upfront, with warm molasses and licorice behind.. spicy and warm with a kiss of smoke on the finish.. tasty. Medium-bodied and just a touch raw with boozage on the palate.. I’ll give ’er another shot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Enjoyed at a friends house prior to going to 3 Floyd's. Appearance is a moderately cloudy caramel with a very rich slightly off white head. Aroma of ale yeast, a bit of spice, with a touch of caramel and toffee. Taste is crisp like other New Glarus brews, definitely malty with a bit of a roasted flavor. Good stuff, happy to have enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1355) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Poured into a snifter. Literally 0 degrees outside at the moment. Beautiful deep burnt orange. Medium fluffy white head reducing to a small lasting topping. Nicely carbonated. Sticky lace. Aroma is complex to me.. malt, sweetness, maybe toffee, some fermented fruit, spices. Flavor follows nose. Medium body. Creamy and smooth. Noticeable alcohol warming in mouth and belly. Malty then spicy then hop bitter. Clean flavorful finish. Not a model of the style but a delicious well made beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (603) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2013
golden/orange/amber color. Large head. Very beautiful beer. Hints of toffee and malt. Smooth beer. Malty, toffee flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 31, 2013
12 oz. bottle served in snifter. Ar: Moderate boozy dried fruits, touch of toffee, and a touch of light smoke. Ap: Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with almost no head or lacing. T: Fairly sweet and definitely malt-forward, but not as much so as other Scotch Ales I’ve had. Not as robust as I expected, finish is a bit piney. P: Moderate to high carbonation for a bigger beer, medium-thick body and a bit sticky. O: Pretty good beer, but underwhelming for me compared to most other NG Unplugged/Thumbprints.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
akoeninger (491) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Hazy red color, toasted malt aroma, flavor is sweet, toffee. Some scotch and alcohol. Very, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2000) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Dark tan pour, a little carbonation and an rich caramel aroma. Flavor is rich caramel, toffee, copper and good and malty all the way through. Not bad for a scotch ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Has some nice malty caramel sweet scents. Taste is very sweet caramel and has some piney bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
demmbonz (593) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2013
12oz to pint. Looks like an amber. Cream color head that dissipates. Very biting carbonation. Good beer but Scotch Ale? I guess if you say so.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1961) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Pours amber brown with a large frothy off white head that settles to a tight foamy film. Aroma is malty and fruity with hints of roasted nuts. Taste is sweet malt and fruitiness with some peat toffee and burnt caramel and some bitterness. Palate is medium to full with fizzy carbonation and a slick drying finish.

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