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RATINGS: 341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4386) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Tap at the base of Peak 9 at Breckenridge on a powder day. Pours clear dark copper/amber with creamy beige head. Aroma is cookie and caramel malts, fig, burnt toffee, chestnuts, and light woody notes. Flavor is dry malts forward with a touch of sweetbread that quickly dries out to woody notes and hop bitterness; dry and bitter finish that lingers. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (6461) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a clear amber with small frothy white head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin and bready malt. Medium mouthfeel with light bready malt and lingering dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2956) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Christmas present from my nephew Matt. Pours a nice amber with a fluffy head. The aroma is very like a good Irish Red. The flavor has the same. Easy going down with a nice dry feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChrisSc (439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 5, 2014
12oz bottle into Tulip. Minneapolis. Appearance: Copper colored with a hint of ruby. Transparency is somewhere between hazy and cloudy. Significant off-white head. Aroma: Molasses, raisiny, malty. Pretty subtle. Taste: A mild sweetness upfront which transforms into bitterness in the finish. Palate: Medium body with a oily texture. Pretty soft carbonation. Overall: Overall: A nice beer, but a little underwhelming in most categories. Would have liked a lot more flavor and a lot less sweetness. The maltiness was a bit too much much for me, and really built over the course of the beer. A decent beer but not very memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
airrick2003 (727) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
appearance: very clear copper color with a beige head, the head pours pretty big but settles into a smaller head that retains nicely aroma: caramel, malty, honey, butter, pretty sweet, grapes even taste: strong malt throughout, some hop bitterness is in there too, kind of sweet and very smooth palate: lots of froth which i wasn’t expecting but I like, average carbonation, slight bitter aftertaste overall: awesome mouthfeel on this one, I’m impressed with the execution of this style (malty), would be a good session beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2503) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours a reddish amber color. Notes of dirt, brown sugar, stale hops, and figs.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
12 oz bottle. Appearance: small head, slightly off-white head, good lacing, cloudy copper-red color. Aroma: nutty, caramel, fruit (cherries), slight hoppy resin, hay. Palate: medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, brief finish. Taste: good balance of bitterness and sweetness up front and through taste, light sour finish. Overall, very well balanced beer that is pretty bold with hops and malts; really enjoyable and unique, but not anything to die for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PoopThoughts (25) - - JAN 2, 2014
I’m generally weary of winter seasonals because it seems like there’s always an abundance of “spices” and other bullshit I don’t like. This is a very straight-forward english-style ale with a smooth hoppy finish. Doesn’t taste like cinnamon or coriander or pumpkin or any of that horrible shit that seems to come with cold weather. Watch the review in real time: http://teamchug.com/odell_isolation_ale_review/

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
portableparty (2160) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours clear copper with a nice soapy tight off white head that settles to a thin soapy film. Aroma has English malt some herbal hops a faint fig raisin. Taste has nice spice that reminds me of the holidays along with plenty of English malt and subtle fruit like fig plum hidden throughout. Palate is medium with a sticky chalky finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElectroMod (126) - - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle bought from Beermoth Manchester. Pours a clear brown/red colour with a thin but long lasting head. Aroma is dominated by caramel but there’s definitely citrus hiding in the back. Taste is sweet, caramel and malty with a tickling of floral hoppiness to boot. Not exactly a winter warmer but enjoyable nonetheless.

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