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RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A rich, hearty ale brewed for a clean, dry, roasty palate.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2006
on tap-pours an offwhite head that laces with clear red color. Aroma is citrus hops, medium malt-somewhat sweet. Taste is citrus hops, medium malt-somewhat sweet, comes across as an APA. OK/mild carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 13, 2003
Extremley nice fruity aroma with hints of coriander. Taste is definitely a strong bitter with an average finish. Almost peppery on the palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2009
12 ounce bottle from a sampler. Pours a hazy dark rusty red color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, fruity notes, a bit of chocolate and bitter, peppery hops. Taste is caramel, cinnamon, bitter leafy hops. Medium bodied.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2002
2002 bottle: I wasn’t expecting too much from this one and I was not let down. It definitely needs to warm a little for any flavor to come through. Pours a dark amber color with minimal head and lace. Aroma is lightly matly and spicy. Flavor is slightly nutty with a little butterscotch or caramel but overall it is thin. Not as robust as I like my winter ales.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
On tap (12/10/03). Poured a dark Amber color with a very small tan head. Slight hoppy taste. Not a bad beer but I prefer their ESB.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (11184) - Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Just kind of an average beer. It is pretty malty with some caramel but there is a nice bit of hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11075) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2008
Pours a bockish colour with some retaining head. Mild malt and spice aroma. Middling mouthfeel. A bit better than average beer.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/12/1996
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs

dark ruby red amber, thin head and thick lace, sweet carmel malt aroma with a touch of bitttering hops, rich sweet malty flavor like a scotch ale with just a touch of hop bitterness like an alt
-------- /> Date: 12/08/2005
Mode: draft
Source: wild wing
Score: iii to ii

dark hazy red, whispy head, thin body, light malt flavor, touch of spices, lots of bitterness,

Aroma: 3/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.4/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
Brown pour. Hoppy aroma with some nuts and caramel. Hops are nicely done in this with caramel and roast also showing themselves well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10587) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle. Very strong pine/cedar resin aroma - hard to detect anything else. Clear medium amber color with small head. Moderate malt and strong hops flavor with really only a hint of the pine - from the aroma, I was afraid it would taste like Pinesol. Very interesting how it has such a strong pine aroma but it doesn’t come out much in the flavor.


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