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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Well, the temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter. You know what that means don’t you? It’s time for our WINTER BREW… 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamas (1573) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Bottle. Best if enjoyed by: 10/07/16. A mahogany pour with a smallish tan head. The aroma features some beef jerky, gingersnaps, candi sugar, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, cocoa, and some toasted grains. Thin to medium-bodied, yet kinda watery on the way down. Caramel and sugary gingersnap cookies upfront taste-wise. Cocoa follows. Toasted grains. Smoke. Lots of cinnamon and nutmeg throughout. If this is truly 8.6% ABV, the alcohol is pretty well-hidden. Nothing too memorable here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Msgriffi (45) - - NOV 30, 2015
Very nice Christmas ale. Nice all around. Good aroma of spiced cinnamon and malt. Smooth mouthfeel with small carbonated bubbles from bottle conditioning. Great malt and good spices up front with the tight carbonation bringing out some spice. Medium mouthfeel with cinnamon upfront then deep malt, raisin, spiced, touch of brown sugar sweetness with a touch of ginger to round out. Smooth and doesn't seem strong, but the body holds up with the abv. Could have a few of these. Not as spiced as some, but a good round Christmas ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Great cinnamon nose, some toasty malts along with that. Tight white foam and tight carbonation. Coffee like but very light coffee. Caramel and some spices follow then ends with good slight warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle during RBWG hotel lobby tasting night 1, 19/02/15 picked this one up at some small store in St Simons Island on the way down. Rich chestnut brown with a decen tan covering. Nose is nutty, spice, clove, toffee, nutmeg. Taste comprises rich dark fruits, toffee, more nutmeg and spice. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok if a little harsh in places.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (386) - - APR 25, 2015
12oz bottle. 11/5/15 code date. Appearance: Jet black and opaque, with a quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma: First thought is chocolate milk. More of a creamed coffee. A hint of cinnamon. Taste: Rich, sweet chocolate malt up front, turning to some light roasted coffee, and ending with a splash of cinnamon. Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with some viscosity. Carbonation is light. Alcohol warmth barely noticeable. Finish: Lingering light roasted malt. Overall: Great winter ale. Spice impact is minimal and doesn’t overpower. Drinks like a light oatmeal stout with a bit of high ABV heat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Pat. Dark brown pour with a thin khaki head. Nose is caramel, mild roast, and toasted grains. Slight cocoa and mushroom. A little bit of cinnamon and spice. Flavor is on the sweet side. A lot of caramel, cinnamon, and peppery spice. A bunch of toasted grain. Just a mediocre whatever beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CJ_Pain (221) - Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Decent winter beer. All the right "holiday" spices, roasted malts, etc. little thin in the body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (2359) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
Old rating. Fairly nice seasonal beer. Dark brown. Chocolate, fruitiness, plenty sweet with a bit of tart. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. No label taken. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, winter spiced cocoa. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (6089) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle: (2014 Edition) Purple-brown with a frothy tan head. Cola, cinnamon aroma. Taste is cinnamon, chocolate malt. Nicely done without going for too much spicing..... Easy drinking....almost no alcohol presence. Very good.

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