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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This years seasonal offering is a crisp and hoppy brew. Its delightful taste and full body are enhanced by natural, earthy warmth. It's a celebration of all that winter brings. "Sure to keep you warm on those long cold winter nights."
IBU: 90 | 30º Lovibond | 75% AA | 20º Plato


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (4025) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pounder: Honey and pine needle nose. Clear auburn, medium tan head, decent lacing. Ash, whole orange, grapefruit peel. Slightly smoky. Medium body, resinous, soft carbonation. Good and intensity of flavor, distinctive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (564) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Nice head... golden tan collar left with good lacing ... hazy lite chesnut color. Earthy toasted malts ... nice ... good hop balance ... piney and a bit resinous ... Complex malt profile. Wow.. Sockeye has dialed this one in this year. Dark toast and roasted nutty grains.. raisin in the mid palate with big balanced bitterness. toffee and piney hop flavors linger for quite a while. Medium body and tiny bubble carbonation ties everything together very well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4818) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
Deep dark copper and amber coloured body with a nice once centimetre tall just off-white head and a little lighter glow at the bottom. Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, caramel, rich sweetness and some lighter fruits - very nice, but still deep. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and piney hops up front with a large toffee, caramel and robust malt flavour at the end - very nice, complex and well-balanced. Aftertaste is quite lengthy with the hops showing right at first then fading to a subdued toffee and caramel sweetness and ending with a light earthy malt flavour. Overall, a nice beer with a good profile and a solid taste throughout, showing some sweetness, bitterness and complexity! I sampled this twenty ounce pint on draught at Home Team Sports in Boise (BOI Airport), Idaho on 08-April-2014 for US$ en route back home to [the real] Washington.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4135) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2014
16 ounce can thanks to Boisebeerguy. Caramel and spice. Rich reddish hue and color. Hoppy aroma and taste. Nice finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Can. Aroma of citrus rind, oranges, cloves, and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation, lively mouthfeel. Bitter, orange rind finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2334) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Extra thanks to boisebeerguy, thanks! Pours a clear dark amber red with a thin off white head and some lacing in the glass. the aroma is of sweet caramel and malt with a hint hops and fruit too, the flavor is of roasted malt and burnt sugar with a caramel and hoppy finish, really strange in the finish, chocolate and hops clash through out but you can really tell during the last half of the drink, pretty different.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
kelly79 (2) - Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
Copper amber pour with a thin head. Tastes of earth and Carmel with a smooth finish. Quite potent, yet subtle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3416) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
12 oz. can from Buckeyeboy. Thanks! It pours a deep copper red color with a nice, creamy one finger head. The aroma is piney with some cherry wood, light hints of toast and roasted malt. The flavor is the same. Bitter and piney with caramel, red wheat, roasted malt, cherry with a hint of cocoa. Very nice ASA. It packs a potent punch!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4596) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2013
poured a medium to dark orange color with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel malt and stale citric hops. Flavor was much the same. Alcohol came through fairly strong OK.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
pours a dark copper, with a thick soapy head.....smells of malts, caramel, citrus taste of toffee, carmel and roasted malts.. got this beer from a trade from buckeyeboyand i love it, could drink a few of these sad i only have one


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