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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2013
2013 bottle Pours amber with nice head Caramel aroma with some vanilla as it warms. Malty finish. No legs though. Moderate heavy mouthfeel with good carbonation. Probably needs another 6 months

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2013
Thanks, Adam! Cloudy light amber pour, at least lighter than one often gets with the style. Fluffy head, abundant lacing, and a nose thatís appealingly peaty and smokey. Mouthfeel is a touch thin, if Iím being picky. But the taste is very satisfying, hitting the marks with rich toffee and nuts, all backed up by a lovely, sublte smokiness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2540) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Dark orange pour. No head. Malty earthy Carmel taste. Very weird. To sweet or something

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2013
A decent warmer. Cinnamon apple scent, bronze color with sizable head, apple cinnamon toffee fruity musty basement tinge taste with a medium bubbly feel. Trade from Jamil!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
c/o mnmike. Thanks again mike! Aroma - Brettanomyces yeast, alcohol, some spices and a honey like quality Appearance - orange body; liquid is clean, with lots of continuos nucleation; the head is huge about 2 1/2 " and of white the head takes some time to settle Taste - is sweet, but not overly sweet. There is an alcohol quality also present that is a combination of a Brettanomyces like yeast, honey, toffee, and molasses. Palate - body is medium; the texture is slick; the carbonation lively; the finish is a little boozy and just a touch bitter. Palate -

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1487) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Deep amber moving towards brown with heavy frothy tan head. Pretty active carbonation. Nose has a slight mineral edge with toasted malt, light toffee and caramel, and a touch of fruit esters towards the end. Flavor is a nutty toffee and toasted malt with the faintest touch of roast towards the end. Lightly sweet and semi-fruity with some lingering toast. Very Dan Carey-clean and lager-esque. Nothing overly exciting, but well-crafted (duh). Goes well with a burger on Friday night.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nsquishee (594) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Smells like a sweet lager with warm, spice notes on the finish. Pours a clear, light-brown color with a thick white head. Taste is medium sweet with a light-sour/bitter finish. Flavors of sweet-light malt, rye, peat, lemon, spice, and alcohol. Not bad, but definitely a sipper due to the spiced nature of this beast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a lighter than expected orange-tan, a little murky, with a thin, oily white head. Rather unimpressive for a NG Thumbprint, this sort of leans more towards an Amber, Not really clean enough or smooth enough on the palate to really capture any Scottish feel, finish is actually a little boozy, along with cherry amber malt. Mystery ABV doesnít help a beer like this out, I;d guess 8.2%, and shows it. The more and more I sip on it, it reminds me of a Belgian Amber, sugary, boozy, big amber malt tones. Not one Iíd seek out or buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
portableparty (1909) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3798) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 27, 2013
12oz bottle in a thistle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, cereal, and toffee notes from the malts plus a little bit of hops. Flavor a nice blend of the malts. Average texture. A pretty good Scotch ale.


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