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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Inspired by Mexican hot chocolate.Telegraph Winter Ale warms even the coldest of nights with hints of cinnamon,allspice,and sweet ancho chilies.Using generous amounts of chocolate and caramel malts,we brew this beer in limited quantities as a special treat for our friends and families.Be sure to enjoy it cool,rather than cold to fully appreciate its complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (961) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Dark brown; small head. Funky spice and toasty malt aroma. Absolutely crazy brew here with herbal flavors, pepper and other spices, bitter chocolate, other herbs, mouthwash, we’re talking funky spicy wild!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2008
On tap at Stone. Great spicy round scent. Smells cinnamon and clove, but no ancho chile. Nice dark brown hue. Flavor is warm, full, and spicy. Not spicy picante, but spicy sharp. Nice full, funky, spicy sweet flavor. Yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11766) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2009
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, allspice, chilis, cinnamon and a hint of vanilla. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of cocoa, allspice, cinnamon and light chili with a crisp lingering bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Pours a dark amber color with a finger of off-white head.  Strong spice aromas of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg.  There’s a nice little bit of banana aroma and dark fruit, too.  Maybe a little bit of coffee.  The flavor is nicely sweet with quite a bit of caramel, toffee, and spices.  Nutmeg and cinnamon seem to be the most prominent.  Some hints of banana as well as cherries.  Medium bodied and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ndg2e (36) - Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2012
A lot of flavor. Many spices. Good palate. Resonable drinkable. It has a warming effect

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Clear mahogany color with tan head. Mint, holiday spice, caramel, chocolate aromas. Medium body. Nice toffee, light fruit, holiday spice, mint flavors--good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - DEC 23, 2006
This had an average aroma.It had a great head and color.The color was a very dark brown,almost black.It tasted mostly like a stout,with hints of chocolate,has a bit of a sour bite.Very slight hint of musky spices.Pretty good beer,but for this style I would rather be drinking Fuller’s London Porter.This beer is very close to being a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 3, 2008
On draft at Stone bistro. Dark brown, a bit overly carbonated for me, but it has a nice aroma and flavor of spices with the peppers balancing it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2009
bottle thanks to bman113vr. deep brown almost black pour with a thin cream head. nose is malts, nutmeg, pine and cinnamon. very interesting on the palate, with a heavy cinnamon flavor backed by nutmeg. not had on the finish with a cinnamon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
(750ml bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a hazy brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, spruce, allspice, chocolate, smoked chiles, and raisins. Flavor of cocoa, cinnamon, spruce, raisins, clove, nutmeg, caramel malt, earthiness, and roasted chilies with a moderately dry finish.

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