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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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This unique seasonal beer offers the warmth of an old English pub to help ward off the chill of a winter’s night. It has its origins in British neighborhood pubs where villagers would gather to shake off the damp cold of the bitter English winter. They’d share a pint or two of winter warmer ale by the fire, catch up on local gossip, and stay inside, where it was warm. We’ve brewed our version in the tradition of those winter ales, with a robust, full-bodied flavor and a tangy hint of spices.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1009) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Poured from bottle. Aroma of spice, hops and malt. Nice lookin dark mahogany with a bit of tan head. I taste a mix of roasted malt, banana, pepper, nutmeg, chive, lager hops and maybe some cocoa. Dry feel - just bit watery. A nice surprise.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7390) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Red color. Frothy tannish head. SMell is dominated by english ale yeast. Flavor is fruity definte yeast character, custard, dark fruit. INteresting but ultimately not my thing.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Voodoo (311) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Opaque brown pour with a thin head. Aroma of very light vanilla. Taste is thin mouthfeel, slight coffee, little else. Taste tails into slight bittering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (327) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Tap at Luce Hopkins. Dark black winter variety. Very faint aroma and light head. A common option in Mpls and traditionally one of the better winter ones. Light roasted flavor, heavy on malt. Good sweetness. No coffee to be found in this one. Kind of like a comfortable winter sweater. Enjoy when applicable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerKurve (502) - - NOV 21, 2013
Dark Clear Brown with a semi fluffy head, sparse lacing and very light carbonation. The nose is mainly spices, caramel, toffee, a touch of vanilla and some mild hops. Taste is Rich Chocolate, Toffee, Coffee flavors with some barley and yeast notes. Fairly lightweighted body and mild carbonation so it’s very easy to drink. Good Beer!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2013
2013 bottle. It is a slightly changed recipe. Pour is cloudy reddish brown with thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet brown sugar, caramel. Taste is roasted sweet caramel malt, some dried fruit, slight earthiness, good round richness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (1873) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2013
12 oz bottle, a few months past BB date, served in a snifter. Pours clear but nearly opaque ruby-brown. The light tan head settles down to a thick ring and partial top coat but leaves full coating on a robust looking the side of the glass. Aroma: rather floral and unlike the flavor, a little boozy. Also more spicy than the taste., T: Nicely rich with chocolate, dark bread and a touch of coffee. More coffee in the lingering dark roasted malt aftertaste. A touch too sweet before the finish. Mouthfeel: medium-full bodied; very smooth with soft, medium carbonation. Semi-dry finish sometimes felt just a little too thin. O: very enjoyable and flavorful that resembles a porter. Recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/19/2013. Pours moderately cloudy reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, chocolate, light roast, brown bread, light raisin, light floral, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark and nutty malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, chocolate, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, brown bread, light roast, light floral, and toasted earthiness. Light earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, chocolate, brown bread, light roast, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark and nutty malt notes; with very nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice winter warmer style. All around nice balance and robustness of dark/nutty malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
bottle. Light brown with small head. Medium malt and light hops. Drinkable, but not really going anywhere flavorwise.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (4967) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber brown body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a wispy thin covering. The nose is dry and toasted malt with just a light English hoppiness. A little fruitiness from the yeast, and a touch of chocolate malt. The flavor is dry as well with toasted and grainy malt and just a light touch of bitterness on the finish. There’s not a whole lot of complexity or subtlety to this beer, it’s rather straightforward and unexciting. Medium bodied with a heaviness on the palate that makes it a bit tiring. Moderate fizzy carbonation level. Not a bad beer, but not one that excites me to the least.


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