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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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 13/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Bottle... GABF RB Tasting í06... 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2015 Re-rate. On tap at Trailhead Fort Collins. Burnt orange, clear appearance with a lasting frothy tan head. Aroma has biscuit, caramel, bread, and grass. Not overly assertive aroma. Moderately high bitterness. Moderate low sweetness. English ale yeast apparent in the flavor along with biscuit and minerals. A touch boozy. Some leaf / herbal hoppy notes. Not all that malty. I drink a few of these each year but itís awfully boring and forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2011
Bottle at the Draft House Northcote. It pours clear woody-amber, with a thin white head and moderate carbonation. The nose is subtle: wood, bread, caramel and red grape. The taste is nut, caramel, wood, hay and grass. It has a decent balance and a woody-bitter finish. Simple and fairly inoffensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (10014) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pleasant amber ale. Something about it seems a bit lacking but im not sure what. Pleasant though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (10001) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2003
Acquired via trade. I'm not sure if I would want to be isolated in a snow-covered log cabin for any great length of time with only this beer, but it's not too bad. Pours a standard amber color with a medium light tan head. Thin but sticky lacing. Aroma is spicy and sweet, with faint hops. Flavor contains malt and spices, but neither in good quantity. Sweet finish but it falls flat toward the end. I think a boost to the ABV would help this beer a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9101) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2011
Bottle. Copper red with an off-white foam. Aromas are toffee and lemon with rye and weetabix. Bready yeast and raisins with brown sugar. Flavours are toffee and yeast with biscuit and dry wheat. Lemon and roast malts with alcohol. Alcohol is a bit harsh. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Pours deep red with white head, aroma has notes of toffee, caramel, slight cocoa, earthy spice and a touch of grass in there as well. Fairly smooth taste with some sweet caramel, toffee, and biscuit notes, went into some bitter grass, earth, finishing slightly sweet and dry. Not bad, a bit weak overall but tastes were nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Clear orange with large-bubbled tan head. Smells of smoky nuts and wood, but also a little medicine. Very carbonated and spritzy, with a nutty flavor throughout, prickly on the tongue, and finishes with a roasted caramel and nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
Bottled. A chestnut coloured beer with white bubbles. Sweet malts and hedgerow berry hops in the nose. The taste is quite similar. Quite hoppy but with sweet malts. Woody. Hints of chocolate. A bit of iron in the mouth. Average and unconvincing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (8701) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle that my dad picked up for me in Glasgow. Consumed 02.01.11 Pours amber good clarity, smooth beer, not so rich or flavourful nonetheless a decent beer. A touch of citrus and caramel but aside from this I get little else, still itís a pleasant sipper. A6 A5 T6 P3 Ov12 3.2

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