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RATINGS: 866   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A rich, hearty ale brewed for a clean, dry, roasty palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
16oz draft from Old Chicago poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark red with minimal head. Aroma of caramel malt and light pine hops. Taste of pine and floral hops with a nice caramel finish. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, not bad. I could easily drink this again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (4112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Clear dark amber, with a nice but small foamy head that left ok lacing. Aroma was confusing for an English Strong, or a winter ale for that matter. I got a lot of citrus rind, nutmeg, toasted biscuit, burnt toffee, and a great big dose of herbal hops. In the flavor the hoppiness was a little restrained, leaving plenty of room for some biscuity toffee malts to come through, with some citrus rind, a little nutmeg, and some soft bitterness from herbal hops at the finish. Not shabby, but nothing I’d buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmonster (976) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Your typical malty semi-sweet, semi-bitter winter warmer. Medium everything. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
This beer had a lot of upfront maltiness / caramel in the aroma and taste and finished with a strong. lingering hop presence. This is a good cold weather beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrapersnbeer (1486) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bottled Sept 23. Toasted malt scent yet distinctly hoppy. Excellent deep copper pour...looks delicious. Sweet flavor with a long bitter finish. Well carbonated, perhaps a little chalky on the palate. Solid beer to chase dinner with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpreo (1625) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Definitely Strong, and also very Hoppy. Not at all what I was expecting, but I think I like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2025) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle. Deep amber color. Head fades. Smells of toasted almonds and nuts. Very rich and sweet tasting. Sweeter then i expected but not too dessert like, Decent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1055) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Pours a clear reddish-brown-mahogany with minimal head. Bottle was bottled in late October. Definitely a malty smell/taste to it, very easy to drink, some caramel, some nuttiness in it. Not too bad, but nothing crazy. Pretty much what I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Red Hook Winterhook is a super clear, dark amber beer with a soft, waxy, light khaki head that has outstanding retention. There is some lightly sweet malt in the nose, with a hint of medicine and wood resin. It’s medium-light bodied with a slightly gritty finish. It doesn’t taste too sweet, but there is plenty of malt and a little medicinal bitterness. It’s very warming. It tastes stronger than it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1269) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Poured a beautiful deep amber color with modest head. Some caramel aroms, roasted malts, sweet spices. Med light sweetness, light bitter. Ave carbonation. Med lite bodied. A smooth easy drinkin beer with mild spice and mild roasted malts.

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