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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Winter Warmer. A rich, full-bodied winter warmer crafted in the British tradition of holiday beers. This deep mahogany colored brew balances complex fruit flavors with a refreshingly smooth texture.

Malts:
2-Row Pale Barley, Caramel 80L, Chocolate

Hops:
Nugget, Willamette, East Kent Goldings

OG: 17.3


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10935) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Aroma of lightly roasted caramel. Mahogany color with a respectable beige head. Rather thin in body with very mild carbonation. LIghtly spiced sweet caramel witha little bitterness. The finish seems a bit vanilla, a bit caramel, but the bitter builds enough to help out. Complex fruit flavors? Maybe next time. It is a very good ale. Seriously.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/12/2002
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta

Dark, sweet carmel aroma, touch of spices, rich flavor of malt, spices,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
On tap @ Porkys Pizza Palace. Amber pour with a small off-white head. Nose is sweet and cola-like. Nuts, caramel, toffee, and some dark fruits. Flavor is quite sweet as well. Lots of cola, nuts, caramel, and toffee. Kind of a weird iron flavor to it. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted. Good roasted malt sweet nutty aroma. Medium body with a thin texture. Moderate roasted malt sweet bitter flavor with an average finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2010
Clear deep amber with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel, dark overripe fruits and hints of hops. Hoppy flavour with roasted malt, caramel, dark overripe fruits and figs. Finished hoppy.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9696) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle poured a clear mahogany with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, light spice and a hint of dark chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, a hint of chocolate, light spice and a bit of raisin with a smooth lingering lightly sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2006
12-oz. bottle. Pours deep mahagony with a small frothy tan head. Aroma is nutty caramel and chocolate malt (biscuit, meal), yeast (dough) with hop notes. Moderately bitter and acidic, caramel and chocolate malt, mild sweetness, cinnamon, hoppy spice end. Medium bodied, fizzy and dry palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9443) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 3, 2010
courtesy of fiulijn - clear ruby-brown colour with a poor head retention; very malty nose with notes of prune and marzipan; full-bodied and pretty sweet, some bitterness; long aftertaste of malt and prune - tasty and robust

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9110) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
It’s been over a year since I tried this beer. I really enjoyed it, but the commercial description will have to do. If you like other winter warmers / American strong ales that i have rated highly, this one won’t dissapoint you.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9052) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle. A brown pour and small off whit head leads to a caramel and toffee bomb. Malty as hell with tons of bread, molasses and dark dried fruit on the nose and on the tongue. I was surpsried how good this was.


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