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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
cloudy amber with a thin head. caramel aroma with a little floral hop, cookies, and yeast. medium viscous body. bitter caramel taste with a light citric spiciness. finishes fairly dry and bitter. nothing outstanding but well balanced and drinkable

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/25/1997
Mode: Bottle
Source: total beverage, DC

cloudy dark amber, whispy head, rich malt and floral hop aroma, rich malt flavor with well balanced spicy floral hops, long bitter finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Score: *4
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Deep copper body, slight haze. Well-retained off-white head. The aroma is pretty hoppy, held in check by light and sweet cookie malts, light yeast, allspice, cinnamon, dark fruits. The flavor is unexciting, hopped well but too spiced to really enjoy the hops. Malt is sweet, actually the whole beer is very sweet. Mild acidity bites in a light-medium bodied palate. Finishes lightly bitter, sweet then drying signifigantly, caramel lingering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5025) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Bottle. Powdery brown sugar aroma with nutmeg and toffee. Sweet. Nutty with light fruit. Body is red with a tiny beige head. Nutty, woody, slightly smoky (!) taste with lagerish fruitiness pushed back a level. Nutmeg is a little too strong in the mix. Touch of citrus/floral. Body is medium, aftertaste reminds of a brown ale. This needed more; more body, more fullness, more oomph - flavor was nice, but as it is, forgettable.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Nice pour and presentation. In the nose, there’s some dough, citrus and spice (coriander or nutmeg). Some very mild pine with some citric flavors in an acidic foaming medium to light medium body, fairly bitter

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 15, 2007
Slightly lactic and phenolic nose. Malty and vegetative palate. Cannot get all the way thru this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Amazingly, found this on draft at Pete’s Brass Rail and Car Wash in Danville, CA. Deep dark color with a thin head. Spices and hops spring from the aroma. Heavy taste. Nice mix of malt and hops. However, not the best winter ale I have had.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5894) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2006
had at Hops House Brewpub after the SHiner Brewery... happy to see this is a brown ale and not a spiced, cuz this ain’t no winter warmer folks. Dark ruby tan ..low head..not bad lacing either...somewhat muddled taste,but non offending.....good but not great...low smell..a made for the masses winter beer if anything.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
julrey (32) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Pours cloudy reddish brown with minimal head but decent amount of carbonation. Buttermilk, brown sugar, malt on the nose. Slightly viscous mouth feel, little carbonation, fairly watery. Malt up front, very little on back end aside from more malt, a very little hop presence once several drinks have left a little residue on the tongue. Nothing offensive but hardly worth seeking out. NC seems to do best when they’re dealing with high ABV brews.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Pours a nice dark brown with red hues. Aromas of spices/corriander/fruit. Flavors of pepper, malts, corriander and a touch of smoke.


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