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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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Offered from January 15-through May 1st. This ale has the perfect blend of caramel & chocolate malts, which creates a smooth, nutty palate with ample additions of Willamette hops for their spicy aromatics.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (20920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. Clear golden amber color. Aroma of toasted caramel. Taste is burnt caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (13845) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Bottle from Sun Devil in Mesa, AZ. Pours cola color with a tan head. Has that brown roasted malt aroma. Near medium body with frothy carbonation. First hit is coarse chocolate. Chocolate really dominates this one. Malt is hardly noticeable until the finish. There’s some hop spice too. You could sell this as a Xmas ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (12954) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 5, 2006
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of toasted malt, carmel and nuts. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel and a hint of chocolate with a smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10837) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Brown pour with a medium off white head. Strong honey notes, buckwheat pancakes and freshly made waffles. Flavor is heavy on the waffle notes. Wheres the maple syrup! I actually like the waffle/pancake notes here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (9917) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Sampled from the tap at Squatters airport location. Pours a clear earthy amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of bread and grain with a touch of nuttiness supporting. Flavor has notes of sweet grain its w bread backbone and a hint of nuttiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"a nice brown ale. kinda light for a winter warmer, but the smooth roasted malty, nutty flavor is pretty pleasant. a touch of hops in the aroma, a bit of caramel and chocolate. not anything new for a brown, but done well."

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (8177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours a light brown with a nice light beige head. The aroma is really light; some spices, nutmeg and gingerbread cookies. The taste is simple and smooth; some spices, nuts, caramel and a dry finish. Decent. Of course the ABV is low, and needs more fullness. But drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (8040) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
12oz bottle pours a nice clear brown with copper hues and tan head. The aroma offers up a bit of esters and then some dusty nuttiness, nut shells, earthy malts and some roasted malts. The taste has a nice rich mix of roasted malts, nuttiness and a bit of earthy malts. It then picks up a brief poke of esteriness before it gets a dryer sensation with some astringent roasted malts. Interesting brown.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7201) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2016
12oz bottle pours a clear brown with some clumpy, white head. Nose has caramel, almond skin, malt, a little cookie. Flavor is sweet, chewy malt, mild nut. Dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
radagast83 (7081) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle pour at the May 1st DC Tasting. Poured an almost translucent brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was very thin malts, light nutty notes. Flavor was nutty, light toasted brown. Thin.


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