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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Well, the temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter. You know what that means donít you? Itís time for our WINTER BREWÖ A full-bodied, high-octane brew capped off with our use of cinnamon and mace. This beer will warm you all the way to your bones. Brewed only one day a year. We only bottle 4200 liters, 550 12 oz. cases, and a handful of kegs, so get it while you can.

Malt: 2 Row, Munich, Chocolate, Black, 30/37 Carastan, 70/80 Crystal, Spice, Cinnamon, Mace

Hops: Centennial, Golding

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrisoni (13577) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Dark brown lasting beige head. Hp sauce aroma. Spice. Itís revolting. Not a good beer. Too spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1guywith_aboat (219) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Dark pour, tan head. When cold, its chocolatey, roasty, spice heavy, light bitter, simple. Allowing to warm a little, very different. Still the same qualities but with a cheesy yeast, funky, sour characteristic. Medium body, full of flavor. Very great beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 25, 2014
Interesting in all ways. Dark, not so bitter and quite thick in features. nice to drink watching movie.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wheresyourball (491) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle 2013 vintage, picked up in a trade. Pours clear red/brown with small tan head. Nose is toffee, holiday spices, dried fruit. Flavor follows with some cocoa in there. Medium mouthfeel. Probably best consumed around the holidays, rather than springtime.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jamesthebrit (249) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Aroma is light. A hint of malt and sweetness but not a lot. Looks good. Very dark brown. Nice cream colored head Taste is very very light. A hint of malt. A hint of sweetness. Drinks like a brown ale. Thick smooth on the palate. Overall a pretty disappointing beer. Very light on flavor and the full body doesnít make up for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carlb (107) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Pours a dense, dark, brown with a 2.5-inch, creamy, tan, head that is persistent, but eventually settles. Deep, rich, warm, spicy nose with hints of burnt sugar and coffee. Medium-full body with ABV warmth on the palate. Spicy (mace, cinnamon, and nutmeg) and malty with dark roasted-smokey notes. Raisin bread overtones. Dried fruit. Figs? Molasses? Nice lace. Slight sourness in the lingering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
i have nothing to declare .. . 2012 bottle i think .. . deep brown .. light foam .. . mild spice, molasses, and grandma raisins that have hardened in the pantry .. . mild mouth, off putting finish .. . . heard you got nicked pinching a scarf last night..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1776) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2014
12 oz bottle served in a snifter. Looks: murky, dark brown; modest head. Aroma: nice balanced blend of spices and dark roasted grains. Flavor: Over spiced, with the spices mostly masking the dark malts, dominating the finish, and lingering on and on in the aftertaste. Feel: smooth; good carbonation level. O: too much mace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3473) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Bomber with red wax. Pours a dark amber with medium beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a strong spice and caramel. Medium mouthfeel with strong spice, nutmeg and light spice finish. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (675) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
a bit more hoppy than malty....like a slightly bitter stout...def a winter beer...not much else to work with though...fairly generic... a tad watery

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