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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3303) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle purchased April 2013 at Woodmans in Janesville, WI Pours deep orange hue with some sediment with a everlasting soapy/fluffy white head with tons of carbonation. This seems to be a theme with alot of NG beers-tons of carbonation. nose is very phenolic, almost like a belgian or something. some red apples, various dark fruits, lite alcohol. Flavors show a ton of dark fruits, carmel malts, lite peat, especially late in the sip. finish is leafy, litely alcoholic, with lingering dark fruits. not really want i was expecting. Not bad but not great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
conway (1782) - - JUN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a pretty reddish copper with a big white head. Aroma is like a lager with a touch of peat. Taste is very boozy. Notes of bourbon, banana and some sweet malt. Palate is crisp with an aggressive carb. I'm not getting the toffee/caramel notes I expect and want and I'm not sure there's enough flavor to justify the booziness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3154) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
Sample, brown bottle, 12 ounces, from and with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on March 1st 2013; eye: coppery, clear, voluminous tan head, average lacing; nose: light sourness, slight yeast, light malt, light spices; mouth: light sourness, light acridness, light malt, slight bread, slight coriander, a-bit-thin finale in coriander with presence of alcohol, medium body, good carbonation, slightly bitter and sweet, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, 12 onces, de et avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 1er mars 2013; œil : cuivrée, limpide, mousse fauve abondante, dentelle moyenne; nez : légère aigreur, très l ger levure, léger malt, léger épices; bouche : légère aigreur, légère âcreté, léger malt, très léger pain, très léger coriandre, finale un peu mince en coriandre avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, très légèrement amère et sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : correct

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Madbeerbaron. Fruity caramel and light toasty malt aroma. Slightly hazed deep copper with a huge off-white head. Follows the nose with fruity caramel, toasty, spicy, and slight alcohol flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6106) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Bottle to snifter (thanks jmbroggren). Looks good for the style; a slightly hazy brownish-orange with off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells of caramel malt, dough, and light hops with a bit of toastiness. Tastes like it smells, only better, with some toffee too. Solid on the palate. A solid example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wchesser (1305) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Deep caramel color. Caramel malts and some smoke on the nose. Malty, but balanced and full bodied. I prefer my winter warmers drier, but the sweetness works here. Smoke is very subtle but a nice touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (3448) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Dark orange pour. No head. Malty earthy Carmel taste. Very weird. To sweet or something

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Pours golden orange with a thick frothy white head. Aroma is malt and light spice with a hint of caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, and nuts. It has the essence of a macrobrew. Unimpressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAY 3, 2013
pours a golden light honey brown thin white head nose is clove and bubblegum maybe bananas dry to the taste good beer thanks madbeerbaron

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9800) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Amber pour, off white head. Honey, toasted malt, bread, grains of paradise, fruity notes. Pretty solid!

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