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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10766) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
A golden amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a sweet fruity malt with lots of phenolics, alcohol burn, banana, light Brett. In mouth, a bready malt with coriander, cloves, loads of warming alcohol, licorice, OK but not a scotch ale. Tasted with GRM March 1 2013.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10678) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, apple, pear, orange zest and apricot. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, apricot, apple, orange zest and light spice with a crisp lingering fruity finish. A very tasty beer, but I would never guess it was a Scotch Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Amber pour, off white head. Honey, toasted malt, bread, grains of paradise, fruity notes. Pretty solid!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with a small, creamy, white head that’s gone in a flash. Unassuming aroma of toffee and biscuit. Nearly full-bodied with tickling carbonation. Toffee and biscuit flavor with a lightly acidic element. Finishes tangy and malty. Bottle courtesy of ctipping!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9814) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle @ home, courtesy of arminjewell. Thanks! Gusher! Pours a bit hazy, reddish orange appearance with a cream colored head. Cola, caramel, orange fruity, toffee aroma. Heavily carbonated. Kind of chewy, cardboard/paper, toasted malty, caramel, a bit goopy, slightly herbal flavor that finishes with a bit of citrus. This sure hasn’t held up well based on this bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2014
This beer is a slightly hazy dark amber color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily to a film. Aroma of malt, butterscotch and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, earthy hops, yeast and spices. The finish is dark fruit and malt, with some linger spice in the aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8675) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2015 Very clean and alty brew. some yeast which is almost bubblegummy. Overall it is solid but I would have liked more toasted malt character and a different english ale yeast. 2 year aged bottle: Darker pour than I remember, hazed amber poured with lees, the creamy off-white head sticks forever. Aroma of a brandy old fashioned, bubblegum, vanilla, oak, poached pear, ginger, and spice. Flavor is toffee and dark fruits, hit of alchol, some earthiness and spice. This aged really well. Bumped to a higher score

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2014 Rerate: Pour out of 12 oz bottle, big thanks to Jeff! Much less cardboard, nice caramel, toffee, dark plum, red fruits, no cardboard. Tasty. Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark orange red pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of cola in there, touch of earth, slight spice, some cherry juice. Taste is a mix of dark fruit, cola, hints of dark caramel, lots of cardboard, hints of spice, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (7442) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle. Orangish pour with a white head. Toffee, boozy, and sweet on the aroma and taste. A little spritzy for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7276) - 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.


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