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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Available each winter from the first of November until it runs out, Isolation ale is amber in color, malty and strong. We consider it a traditional winter warmer, without the addition of fruits or spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9697) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Bottled, 2006. Pours a clear amber with a small fizzy light brown head, diminishing, with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, cookie, grain), caramel roasted and nutty notes, light hops (flowers, herbs), average yeast (sweat, horse blanket, cheese) with notes of pear, butterscotch, smoke, corn/cabbage and rotten eggs. Average flavor duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness with mineral tones. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation and a chalky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Bottled. The body was medium amber with a slightly off white head. The aroma was old toffee with some cinnamon and peanuts. The taste was peanuts and caramel. There was also a nice roasted finish to this smooth and very drinkable beer. Another nice one from Odell.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Pours a deep amber with clarity; head is off-white, pillowy, and decent-sized with some longevity and some nice lacing. Nose is not like a winter warmer, but fine with citrus and light pine and caramel. Flavor is heavy with citrus, maybe orange peel, light caramel, light breadiness, and herbal; bitterness is low. Ends herbal and short. Palate is medium-thin, lively, and watery. Wow, not a great offereing from a decent brewery, and from a winter warmer, which I love. Don’t expect the typical winter warmer, just a weird, somewhat dark, citrusy concoction...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kevin (2084) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 19, 2006
bottle. light clear brown with a lasting head that leaves a pleasant looking lacing pattern down my glass. roast and chocolate nose. a bit of woody trebark in the finish, but other than that slightly unpleasant taste this is a malt centered brew. chocolate, dry roasty hints, a bit smokey, but not really pleasing. this is one of those beers that i don’t find bad, but is just not for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9162) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Bottle... GABF RB Tasting ’06... Cloudy orange ale with tons of small, black floaties and a mid-sized, wispy, off-white head. The nose is of caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla and light diacetyl/butterscotch. Some butterscotch in the sweet flavor as well, along with caramel and toasted nuts. Medium-bodied and watery with moderate carbonation. Sweet, then astringent finish. Kudos to DenverLogan for sharing the bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
copper color small white head, rich heavily malted aroma carmels and brown sugars, pretty 1 dimensional, palate is pretty thin, flavor is bland carmelly and grainy. Not good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
GABF 2006 post-party via DenverLogan. 2003-2003 vintage. The beer pours to a chestnut colored body with a nice white head. The aroma is lightly oxidized barley. Some interesting citrus. The flavor is nicely citrusy and barley. Very aged. Decent malty palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Pours a dark amber. Aromas of malts/toffee/spice. Flavors of malts, caramel, spice, and a lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Bottled 11-30-04: Pours deep mohoghany with a diminishing white head. Aroma is slightly musty with grape, plum, and candy with a bready hint, very complex with caramel and nuts coming through as it warms. Flavor is very bready and sweet, extremelly mellow, definate english yeast character coming through, slightly tart apple/plum flavor in background. Much better than I remember it from January 2005, they should always age it 4 years.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2006
12oz bottle. Clear, golden ruby hue. Spotty off-white head. Floral, fruity aromas, with a cinnamon, caramel malt nose. Medium and initially sticky sweet with a strong caramel toffee malt flavor. Slight coffee note, with a bitter piney dry hop finish. Warming and fruity. Great balance; sweet and bitter/malt and hops. After all these months, this is still quality!

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