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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
Winter Warmer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2020) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours cloudy brown with a thick beige head with good retention; leaves a little lace. Aroma consists of cooked cabbage, caramel. Taste is malty sweet with a lightly bitter finish; a bit garbagey. Nothing wrong with the palate. Overall, an unimpressive winter warmer--a bit boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1814) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Half finger of head on a dark and cloudy brown colored body. Smell is all rich dark fruit with a little barnyard yeast. Strong flavor of plum. Alcohol and bitterness bring up the end. Crisp texture with a lower carbonation and medium body. A nice dig on the Old Ale style. A winner in the Winter Ale category.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Out of the bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a light brown head. Smell is a little sweet and malty. This beer is a very good mix between sweet and bitter. A very good seasonal from a good brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pailhead (6015) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma consists of toffee, caramel, light wood, and some oxidation. It pours a somewhat cloudy orangish-brown with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with caramel and toffee. The finish has some aged citrus hops and oxidation. Itís medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, it tastes like a aged and oxidized Barley Wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1411) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 12oz bottle to stange glass Aroma of flowers, pine, caramel. Amber pour with little off white head and a bit of lacing. Pine, and caramel, throughout with hoppiness at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brianprentiss (678) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2012
not my favorite style so Iíve tried to be generous. itís a great beer anywhere but Portland, here itís only good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Hearty dark malt body. Rich and dripping with winter beer seasonings. Sweet toffee notes with raisin and caramel. Some brown sugar character and perhaps a bit of rye spice. Grass and orange peel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Pours cloudy red brown. Light brown sugar aroma. Palate is light with a little caramel. Ok, but not exactly a warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Clear copper/ rust color with ivory sheen. Nice spicy caramel, pit fruit, toffee, floral, herbal aromas. Medium bodied. Bittersweet flavors of spicy, grainy caramel, dark bread, herbal floral hops, with a drying bitter twang to finish--good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12947) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours hazy dark glowing amber with a beige creamy head. Aroma is quite malty with some floral aspects. Med body. Flavor is an English ESB morphing into a barley wine. Quite nice.

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