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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dragonfly1 (482) - Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Hard to call this a Scotch Ale...Light Orange in color, with aromas of dried fruit- apricot and cherries. Some spicy yeast in there too. Taste is hot, with the alcohol noticeable right away. More dried fruit, sweet and malty. Toffee and caramel towards the end. More apricot too. More like a Dubbel than a Scotch. This is good, flavorful, and well made, despite the label...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1160) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle from Ray’s in Tosa. Pours a golden orange with a foamy white head leaving nice lacing. Aroma has toffee, fruits, some bread and a tinge of a metallicness. Taste is of sweet toffee, tangy fruit, toastiness, peat and some alcohol. Smooth and easy. Finishes sweet with a little tang and some kick. Nice smooth scotchie.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
akoeninger (397) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Hazy red color, toasted malt aroma, flavor is sweet, toffee. Some scotch and alcohol. Very, good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarinEvelyn (525) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2013
golden/orange/amber color. Large head. Very beautiful beer. Hints of toffee and malt. Smooth beer. Malty, toffee flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablo951 (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Pours well out of the bottle with a medium bodied head and an orange / brownish hue. Very Pungent aroma with notes of citrus and scotch. Heavy tasting scotch ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rubbishystuff (1796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Thanks to iNBe. Rich toffee flavors quite smooth too. Not too hoppy. Amber with a frothy head. Quite nice. Serving: Bottle

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
agent_511 (157) - - MAR 2, 2013
Aroma of raisin, white grape, and apricot. Flavor also reminiscent of raisin, white grape, and apricot. It is balanced toward sweetness, but has a mild bitterness in the finish. Also has a bready finish. Medium full body with a mouth filling carbonation. Delicious little beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 4, 2013
12oz bottle, courtesy of New Glarus. Thanks! Pours a deep, clear orange-amber color; creamy, fine-bubbled light-tan head with nice lacing. Aroma shows a lot of candied sweetness and red fruits, though the sweetness itself is well restrained. Medium body; medium-high carbonation; a modest acidity and lean profile (for what otherwise seems a hefty brew) keep this from being overly hefty; lots of hard candy, toffee, and red fruitiness throughout; again, it never goes cloying, offering pretty pinpoint mouthfeel and composition. The finish offers some ascending bitterness and a candied balance overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours a hazy dark amber with a copper core and a tall, chunky beige head that has great retention. Aroma has lots of toffee, caramel, cooked tree fruit, toast and floral notes. Flavor is very toffee forward, lots of toffee, apples and pears simmered in sweet sugary rum, floral and herbal hops and just enough booziness to make it have that pleasant warmth going down. Medium body with a creamy to sticky entry, mild, but blanketing carbonation and creamy finish. Pretty tasty stuff here, definitely hits alot of the right notes, reminds me of, and would go perfect with caramel drenched bread pudding, or flan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Pours a nice copper color with a fingers width of big bubbled, white head that fades rather quickly. Aromas are caramel, toffee and banana bread with a hint of booze. Tastes like toffee and caramel with some gumball and bread flavors then you get a decent booze hit and some weird bitterness. Overall this is a nice scotch ale, though it leans just a little too much towards boozy/bitter aftertastes. But with the limited availability of good Scotch Ales this ranks #2 behind Alesmith’s Wee Heavy. Congrats New Glarus everything of your’s has been rock solid!


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