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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
• First brewed 1995
• Available November 1st to mid January
A ruby colored classic Scotch Ale made with crystal, Munich, smoked and special malts. No spices needed for this rich flavored brew.
23 IBUs


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 5, 2003
Decent, but an odd yeasty nuttiness kind of ruins the overall impression for me. Good solid maltiness, not much in the way of hops, and the aforementioned strange bready nuttiness. Bits of cherry and caramel taste. Overall an average winter offering, I think.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stangger (583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2008
Dark, not quite black pour... Nose strong of caramel and alcohol. Taste is of the same. Too much of an alcohol taste for my liking, but not terrible.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2005
On tap. Orangish copper with a little head. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is medium sweet with a bit of fruit and a little hop. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2008
12 oz bottle courtesy of cousin, thanks Marshall!! Pours a ruby hued amber colour with a small tan head that disapates quickly to a slight ring on the glass. Nose of sweet malts, toasted malts, red fruits are also lingering in the background, cherry being the most distinguishable. Initial taste is loaded with toasted malts and sweet malts trying to make there way in. Mid palate of mild red fruits. Finishing with a touch bitter hops and mild earthiness & spices. Palate duration is short. Medium body. Not bad but nothing outstanding either.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
doublebock (513) - California, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Rather flat, chocolate scent, amber color tast: notes of almond finished by orange peel, missing a significant hops component

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brewbie (455) - New York, USA - MAR 4, 2007
Bottle. Hard pour, small head which quickly receeded. Nice amber color. Bit of sweetness in the taste. Little bitterness in the finish. Not a bad beer, just doesn’t stand out for me.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thicksuds (437) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2010
What I expected from their winter offering, pours a nice frothy foam that shrinks down to lace the top of the glass, looks appetizing, taste is good, malty, hoppy and bitter at the end, spiced, doesn’t jump out and grab you as much as I would like, reminds me of a mellowed out SN Celebration Ale, which much less hop. I bought a 12 pack, although I am not disappointed because it is very drinkable, I think this is a little above average and is not as distinct as I would have though.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
6ROW (416) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2009
dark amber pour with big 4 finger off white head.sweet malt aroma,with tart taste.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (412) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Bottle. Malty toasted flavor with a sort of odd aftertaste that I couldn’t place. Ok but not great

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkBarnes (381) - Waterville, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Nov. 10, 2007; 12 oz. bottle. Dark-brown appearance; aroma & flavor of roasty, burnt caramel, spice & alcohol. Interesting recipe, but this a winter warmer I’m having a bit of difficulty warming up to.


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