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RATINGS: 379   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
Dark Brown, Good Head, Lots of Lacing. Roasted and Bitter Taste although it does not last for long. A little thinner than expected. Decent.

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Dark brown, medium lacing, strong, malty aroma and firm body good malt flavor wkth slight roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 12 oz bottle from the Four Firkins. Deep red color, aroma is malty with a slight caramel note. Flavor is mostly hoppy with some roasted caramel coming through. Finish is bitter/hoppy. **re-rate Had some of this on tap at Boston’s last night and it was really good. I got a lot more of the roasted/nutty/chocolate flavors out if it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Pours dark brown with a light tan head mostly lasting. Very creamy and full bodied on the palate. The taste is malty, of dark roasted malts, with some molasses and caramel overtones. A bit of hops and spice on the finish. A fine sipping ale on a winter’s eve. Pairs well with nuts or pretzels.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Dark red color, no real head. A little chocolate flavor, a little spice. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2006
light brown with a tan head. not too much in the aroma. slightly roasty toast aroma. flavor is a bit weak. mostly sweet roasted malt. body seems a bit light and the finish is slightly watery. not a horrible beer but nothing great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Pours a dark mahogany with some tan head. Smells of roast, dry chocolate, and maybe nuts. Thin and watery in the taste dept. Some roast and dry chocolate are noticed, finishes bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Voodoo (473) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2008
12oz. brown bottle served in a shaker pint glass. Poured a deep brown with less than a finger of white head. Deep malty aroma, molasses and caramelized sugar. Rich malty flavor and mouthfeel. Plenty of caramel malt. Not a lot of hop bitterness, but enough to balance out the malt sweetness. Very easy drinking, solid beer.

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