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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Take a little gnome home this winter! However, don’t put him in the front yard. The neighbors might steal him & he’ll definitely lose his cool! He’s a malty, hoppy brown ale of pure winter deliciousness. Enjoy and Happy Holidays! ABV: 6.8% / IBUs: 65 / OG: 15.5° Plato


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
01-May-10 (22-oz bottle: Purchased 30-Dec-09 for $4.77 at liquidsolutions.net) This well-hopped brown ale pours hazy, amber-brown into the glass with over an inch of foamy, dark-tan head forming. Retention is about average as the head settles to a thin, almost filmy layer, leaving a moth-eaten curtain of lace on the glass. The malty nose is chocolaty, somewhat caramely, and earthy, with moderately aromatic grassy hop notes just slightly in the background. This balance continues on the palate, with malt-driven flavors of chocolate, burnt toast, earth and wood mingling with piney, citrusy and grassy hop notes. As the sips mount, however, the hop flavor and bitterness lingers on the palate, finishing strongly. The weight is full-bodied, but it’s still light on its feet, the dryness and hop bitterness keeping the mouthfeel lively. Carbonation is medium but pleasant and smooth. The gnome may be ill tempered, but the beer surely calms his unpleasant disposition. A very enjoyable winter ale from a brewery that is quietly putting out great beers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2908) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2014
22oz in Seattle. Dark mahogany brown. smoky dark malt, very english dark ale. Smooth beer with a bit of sticky alcohol. Chocolaty malts, sticky finish. Tasty

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
22oz bottle shared by DuffManSW. Rating #16. Murky dark brown pour with a light tan head. Odd aroma, light caramel and a little chocolate, but there’s something else I can’t put my finger on. Roasty dark chocolate flavor with a little bitterness in the end, not bad. (1199)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2009
On tap pours dark brown with a smooth beige head. Nicely hopped up brown ale. Thin bodied, nutty flavor, soft caramel, citrus floral hop finish. I didn’t really care for this on the first sip, but this really grew on me thoughout the pint.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2715) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Bomber from Trader Joes. Very dark prune in color. Nose is pretty much dark roasted maltiness, with a hint of breadiness. Flavor is roasted malts with a lot of roasted coffee. Finish is decently hopped.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2711) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2013
A nice wooden barrel scent comes to the forefront at first sniff. Lots of dark goodness in here, all blended seamlessly. Pours dark brown/ruby with creamy beige head and sticky lacing. Taste is smooth, rich, slightly spicy, roast grains, toffee, peat, pipe tobacco. Nice gingerbread lingering on the palate afterwards. Really nice!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (2571) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2014
This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a nice looking dark hazy brown color with a thin capped white foamy head that clung for a good amount of the time. The smell had a deep dark roasted brown ale - esque sort of roasted and possibly baked maltiness about it. The taste was mainly roasty and sweet with a rolling roastiness in the aftertaste and it leaves a slight dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. It seems carbonated appropriately. Overall, I say this was a pretty good winter warmer leaning towards the darker side of the house.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2406) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2013
From the 650 ml. bottle. It pours mahogany brown to medium amber with a long lasting mocha head. Aroma of malts, coffee, salt, cream, and vague fruit. Interesting. The body is medium and creamy in texture. The taste is more malty than anything else with a kind of cellar and cardboard quality.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
cloudy cola color. aroma is minimal. roasty notes. heavy with alcohol that easily slides down the throat. good malt taste. sampled at Cabo Taco Winter Warmer Fest 2010.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2010
Draught. Poured red black with thin fast dissipating head. Aroma is hop citrus, toffee and smoke. Medium to light body. More toffee and sweet malt. Lasting finish, with enough hop to keep from being sicky sweet.


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