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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 51   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
A 21 year tradition, Snow Cap is a proud tribute to the potent winter ales traditional to Great Britain. This heroic beer takes our full-bodied winter warmer to a whole new level. not by adding extra spices or exotic ingredients, nor by subtracting any of the magic. Instead, our brewers took the same flurry of roasted dark chocolate and caramel malts, and generous hops, and powered it all into a more concentrated experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Sample on draft. Pours cloudy burgandy with a large beige head that lasts forever; leaves nice lace. Aroma is caramel, raisins, boozy...inviting. Taste is malty sweet but not cloying and a little tart; leaves a somewhat bitter taste in the mouth after swallow. This was really good. I don’t know if it’s because I was on the job and got a free sample--free beer always seems to raise anyone’s spirits--or what, but this seems to be underrated on here. I was very much pleased with it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
From tap dark brown small head. Aroma is malty with floral peachy hops. Flavor has malt with a lot of peachy floral hops which kind of over-powers all else. Not a favorite of mine,prefer regular snowcap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2011
2011 Oregon Brewers Guild Brewers Dinner
Dark reddish amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big alcohol and malt aroma. Caramel, light chocolate and strong hops flavor. Light pine and a super dry finish. This was terrific strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Draft. Blackish beer with a light tan head. Rich malt and light toffee aroma. Caramel and toffee flavor with light chocolate. Medium-plus bodied. Toffee and caramel lingers with light chocolate and light roast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Great Alaska Beer And Barleywine Fest 2011. Mahogany color with tan head. Toasted caramel, chocolate, pine, floral aromas. Medium to full bodied with soft co2. Rich toffee, chocolate flavors with toasted caramel, roasted nuts, floral hops--very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Draught. Poured dark cloudy red with medium fast dissipating white head. Light malty and caramel aroma. Medium to full body, Roasty malt notes. Malty finish. Good if you come across it. Doesn’t taste as strong as it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeneugs (5814) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 28, 2010
On tap at Petes brass rail. It pours a muddy red/brown color with an orange/ brown head. The aroma is very fruity with hints of plums, raisins, and peaches. The flavor is rich and malty with sweet peaches, prunes, caramel, and a little bit of a spicy finish. Mild bitterness. Kind of simple for a barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9220) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
On tap at Pacific Coast Brewing. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head and a sour spicy aroma. There is a thick chocolate and treacle flavor with some kind of spice. Very dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Tap at Pacific Coast Brewing. Pours dark ruddy brown with a slight creamy tanhead. Aroma is "xmas spice". Near full body. Seems to have juniper. Mild roast malt.Pretty well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Nose of over ripe dark fruit, dark chocolate, toffee, earthy bitterness, and a hint of tang. Muddy dark brown, some foam. Lots of over ripe fruit, chocolate and bitter chocolate. A light roast comes through. Sweetness lingers. A touch of dryness hangs out too. Alcohol is masked nicely.

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