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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This medium to full bodied ale is a deep brown color with notes of chocolate and nut flavors. It has a subtle hop bitterness and chocolaty aroma. This is the perfect holiday beer for the season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23716) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2003
Bottled (under license by Fredericks Brewing). Dark ruby, rich head. Grapefruity hoppy nose. Clean mouthfeel. there's some crystal malt and loads of toffee. Velvetty, yet bitter, finish with spun sugar and pine needles.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC
Amber color. A very common Amber Ale, with very little to say about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
Pours amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is vanilla and milk chocolate. Flavor is sweet and creamy, but also offers a nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
Very dark. Spicy, earthy, coffee nose with some liquorice. The body is a little light with light coffee character. Faint earthy and nuttiness late.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Bottle 2006. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy light brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted sweet malty aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium spicy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13316) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Re-rate (2002 version): Dark copper body with healthy tan head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramle more than anything else. Tastes more lager than ale, with German and earthy hops softened by a healthy malt backbone. Mild flavor, witha sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
Dark clear brown ale with a very thin off white head. Smokey chocolate aroma. Rather nice sweet chocolate, with smoked peaty notes. Medium bodied. On tap at the CNY Brewfest 2006.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2005
12oz bottle-pours a thick, light brown head that reduces. Black color with red tones. Aroma is strong coffee, malt. I know the label says: Cocoa. Taste is strong coffee, cocoa, malt, good carbonation. Coffee aftertaste. Not my usual taste, but well done. Best by 4/9/06.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Sampled at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a chocolate brown color. Malty aroma with notes of coffee and caramel. Earthy malt taste with some caramel notes and woody, earthy hops. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2008
Fresh bottle from Consumer Warehouse, Cleveland. Syrupy chocolately porter with no head to speak of on an opaque dark brown body. Above average carbonation. Drinkable, on the sweet side.Medium mouthfeel. Some roasted malt as well in the secondary.Chocolate aroma.

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