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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.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
EithCubes (4944) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle. Sweet and spiced aroma, floral hops with pine, spruce, and sweet corn, and a little herby funk. Amber-copper pour with a short but sticky beige head. Grainy, lightly hoppy, and dry taste, a little gritty from spice. Toasty notes are way down in the mix. A little woody and a little nutty, and pleasantly dry, but a bland disappointment overall. And very light vegetal bitterness. Medium body and slightly acidic. Pretty nasty aftertaste.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4943) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2007 I have never been a big fan of this brewer but as I had never had this particular beer before I grabbed one. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark mahogany color with a small dark tan head. The aroma is sour malt with an unpleasant off scent. The flavor is reasonably strong with caramel and has a flowery hop presence. The caramel and a hint of sour nut linger on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 4, 2010
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strong bubbly carbonation transparent copper brown colored body. The aroma was hoppy and brown malt. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of sharp hops nutty malts and brown malt. A quaffable decent one that I would consider drinking again.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
notalush (4872) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2003
Hearty this is not. This is a very weak english strong ale. The aroma has a faint roastiness, but not really anything else. The flavor is thin. all the roasty, malty and sweet flavors that should be present are there, but in such minute amounts that this tastes almost like they watered-down the beer. This is a beer to be avoided.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (4857) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2008
deep amber pour with a thin cream head. nice chocolate aroma with some caramel. easy on the palate with a bittersweet chocolate taste mixed with coffee.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pailhead (4842) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2005
Bottle: Aroma is very roasty, nutty, and lightly floral. Pours a transparent garnet with a small off-white head. Flavor is very roasty and nutty up front with the slightest hints of chocolate in the background. Finishes moderately floral and lightly piney. Tastes more like a mediocre brown ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4751) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Good strong winter ale!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4709) - Utah, USA - OCT 18, 2012
GABF 2012
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium sized off-white head
Aroma: Toasted malts, caramel and spices
Taste: Toasted malts, earthy and light caramel
Nice

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83 (4676) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2006
Bottle. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Decent winter beer, nice and fruity, with malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Kind of a soapy aroma, flavor definitely has some funky malts and hops, which makes sense given the style. Taste is okay, just not real good. Don’t see the roasted notes.


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