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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2565) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Pours a beautiful clear, mahogany amber with a small beige head. Aroma of bitter grapefruit, tangy tangerine nectar and hops. Taste is bitter with a strong grapefruit presence. Very hoppy and tangy. One of the better ones from the Scratch series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
santos999 (318) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2008
This is a very hoppy winter warmer that I thoroughly enjoyed. Aggressive hops mix with some spicy yeast notes and lots of sweet, bready malts. A perfect sessionable brew for the winter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Sweet malty, light caramel nose. Sparkling reddish amber in color with very little head. Light caramel, some choco, amarillo tangerines and some cobwebs from the yeast. Medium bodied with some tangy fruit at the finish. I rather like it. Thanks to the crew at BOTW!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle pours a deep chestnut brown with deep amber notes and a medium bubbly off white head that left some spotty lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, pecans, pine, caramel, grapefruit, molasses, toasted malt, honey and malty sweet notes. Flavor of brown sugar, molasses, honey, toasted malt, almonds, pine and grapefruit that lingers a bit on the tongue. This one is a little sweet yet earthy up front but then quickly goes dry with a bitterness that lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2008
Poured a clear chestnut brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, toffee, toasted notes, nuts, and pine. Taste of caramel malts, nuts, tannic graininess, tobacco, pine, and some gritty yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2009
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper orange color, almost brown, with a smaller sized of white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of earthiness, caramel, toffee, toasty, and somewhat nutty. Tastes of caramel, toffee, nutty, doughy, and pine. A little fruitiness in the tastes as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2009
A wonderful little gift from Mike, in Buffalo. A style I do like, an old ale, this was a cross between that and a winter warmer and an ESB. Wonderfully tamed hops and barley, with a fruitiness. Marvellous drinkability.Pours dark fruity brown with a minor white head. Fruitiness in aroma. ABove average mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Growler from brewery. Pours a clear, dark brown with amber hues. Average tan, frothy head with good retention and excellent lacing. The aroma is a faint, sweet maltiness. Flavor is a molasses kind of sweetness followed by a piney bitterness. Medium body. Dry, slightly warming finish. A perfect choice as I just finished shoveling snow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 13, 2009
Thanks to Dim for sending this want along. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass it produced a quickly lasting white head that trailed of to a ring of lace around the glass. The color of the body though is a beautiful maroon color The aromas are interesting malty- citrus kind of strange for a winter warmer but interesting. The flavor is a bitter hoppiness the more I drink this I am thinking it is a winter IPA more than a traditional winter warmer. This brew is medium in the mouth not much carbonation. I’d drink it again but not one of my favorite in the scratch series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3772) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber/brown with a small tan head. Aroma of toasted and sweet malts. Flavor is rather earthy and malty initially, with a salty, sort of like a hearty chicken soup, finish. An interesting beer but I didn’t get much hops from this. 7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

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