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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1915) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
Aroma is smoky. A malty base with some smoke, nut, and spice flavor. A bit of bitterness in the finish along with some woodiness as well. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3189) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a decent caramel malt. Flavor is malty with some weird souness. Finish has some cocoa and roast. Ok but nothing great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jandd1983 (2533) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 14, 2011
It poured a ruby brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of dark roast malt, light vanilla and some coffee. The taste was dark toffee sweetness, light coffee and some vanilla again with a burnt woody flavor in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeff789 (1407) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Dark clear mahogany color with a big sustained tannish head and leaves very nice lacing... malty lightly spiced... malt forward, medium bodied at best, dryer finish, lightly spiced, relatively easy drinking, though some chocolate notes finish... decent, but the flavor is not nearly bold enough for me...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Ohhh my this is one delicious brew!! Complexity in flavors makes this one a truly superb sipping brew! Very easy on the palate but go slow and enjoy this brew. Surely one of the best offerings from the Summit Brewery line-up. A delicious lingering of cocoa in the aftertaste as well. One of the best English strong ales (ESAs) that I have savored in quite a while!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 20, 2011
draft - Crystal clear deep brown color with smallish tan head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma has notes of hazelnut, oak, vanilla, lightly toasted caramel. Flavor is woody and dry, with touch of roastyness and faint dark caramel and vanilla, hints of cinnamon and anise. Finish is firmly bitter. This is decent, nothing overwhelming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhliesen (719) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Bottle--drank this a little late. My kind of beer, dark brown color with a decent head. Aroma was caramel and malts. The taste was the same but chewier. I’ll have to try this again in the winter. Produce place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5792) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Clear copper color/ light tan head. Toasted caramel, nutty, dark fruit aromas. medium bodied. Nutty, spicy toasted caramel, dark fruit flavors are lightly sweet--good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Dark with an off white head. Aroma is musty and moldy with chocolate - interesting. Taste has chocolate and caramel flavors - pleasantly light for coming into the summer in Texas. Taste finishes with a bit of burnt malt or coffee. A good winter brew if you want something a bit lighter in the winter category.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cbfobes (2287) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Poured from 12oz bottle, pours a very dark reddish brown with a thin diminishing head, aroma was of slight malt with a hint of spices, the flavor is smooth but forgettable with nothing really standing out, some spices in the finish, just not great.

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