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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 bearerís wishes.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9747) - 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 (9454) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - 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 hasnít held up well based on this bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8863) - 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 (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle... Pours clear and amber with a small, creamy, white head thatís 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2013
12oz bottle: pours a clear deep copper amber with a large froth of clingy off-white head. Has a sweet toasted dark caramel malty nose with a touch of light fruits. Body starts with some fizzy carbonation eventually revealing sweet toasted caramel malts and some toffee before a drier slightly peppery finish. Could have a little more complexity and balance, but is still pretty true to style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7087) - 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.. Iíll give íer another shot.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle thanks to Skyview: † Reddish caramel, moderate foamy sandy head, fairly nice lacing. † Sweet bready aroma, some biscuit, but also some alcohol. † Appears to also have an unripened fruitiness too. † Somewhat of a weird one in that its more fruity than smokey or peaty. † Very bready and fruity, but not all that bright. † This really is a weird one, as it doesnít have the peaty/smokey aspect to it. † Body and mouthfeel are fairly full, chewy too. † However, its more fruity and bready than any other Scotch Ale I have had. † Slightly mealy on the finish. † Tiz okay, and certainly different.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (5995) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
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.


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