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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Scratch #16-2008 combines the bitterness of two aroma hops, the lush sweetness of honey and malt and an earthly yeast taste creating a Winter Warmer designed to ward off the coldest days. The dark, rich amber color comes from a combination of molasses and crystal malts; the Thames Valley brings a distinct earthly flavor; white the blend of hops creates fruity (Amarillo) and piney (Cluster) bitterness. The Winter Warmer ends with a slight warming sensation from the elevated alcohol content. Enjoy this one throughout the winter months.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Bottle, courtesy mcbackus. Pours a rusty caramel brown hue, lightly hazy, with a thin bubbly, film of khaki colored foam at the head. Some thin sheeting shows on the glass, with little spots of lace. The aroma shows a malty base of caramel, toffee, and fig, with hints of toasted grain and a weird note of smoked tea. Flavors follow suit, cara-toffee driven with some light cocoa notes and dark fruit, mostly sweet but with a touch of earthy bitterness on the back end. The palate is medium bodied and smooth, but finishing a little dry. Solid brew, but not mind blowing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Courtesy mcbackus. Pours a caramel brown with a small off white head. Smells of toffee, caramle, and hops. Kind of musty though which wasnt a good sign to me. The flavor was also kind of blah. The hops were kind of drowned out in this beer, and it just didnt seem to crisp to me. Wasnt horrible of offensive, just not for me I dont hink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Tasted at Otown Throwdown courtesy McBackus. Big caramel colored pour. Toffee malt aroma. Tatse is malty toffee and a little bitterness. Just ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Courtesy mcbackus. Dark amber, off white carbonation. Toasty caramel and toffee, pumpernickle, mild butterscotch. A bit of earthy bitterness to balance. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Thanks to machfive55. Distinctive, penetrating pine hops aroma with caramel in the background. Pours clear dark brown with a thinnish beige head, temporary spots of lace. Flavor has a definite hops bitterness; the malts have a slightly oxidized, resinous tea flavor with some smoke and toffee. The yeast comes somewhere between soy sauce and vegemite. It’s not off by any means but strikes my palate as odd. Altogether kind of a mashup, a neat experiment. Medium bodied with a warm, penetrating alcohol element.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle, bonus from trade. Interesting beer, at first you don’t pick up on the warming sensation, but by mid to lower pint...the warmth pops out a bit in the cheeks. Looking at it as a tasty beer, it shines right through in that respect. Highly quaffable, QUITE easy to drink. Could be partly the age on it. I’d drink this again if I could. Pretty neat concept of Troegs going back to the homebrewing beginnings of making it up as you go along.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2009
Beer from educators’ BIF. Pours dark amber with minimal white head. Nose is malt, maple, dark fruit, and some booze. Flavor is dry maple, malt, sweetness, but hops. Overall, an unremarkable ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2009
Ruby pour, no head. Malty, sweet aroma. Caramel, hoppy flavor. Thin body. Biting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2009
Courtesy of markwise. The pour is clear copper with thin off white head. The aroma has notes of prunes, dirty figs, dried cherries, some brighter fruit notes, brown sugar and a decent alcohol sense. The taste is smooth and understated with malts, floral hops and shriveled dark fruitiness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2009
courtesy of markwise. Pours dark brown. Aroma lots of malts, caramel, some sweet sugar hops Taste, caramel, malts, some fruits, and light hoppy bitter finish.


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