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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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During even the coldest of weather, warm up to the smooth, robust taste of our Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale. Full of rich aromas that you find in the winter months, hints of vanilla and flavorful hops, this is a beer that is great for pouring into a large tulip glass and enjoying with friends around a fireplace.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elderbeerman (7) - Rockton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2010
This poured into my wine glass, effervescent, and came up with a good inch of light brown head. A strong hint of vanilla on the nose, color brown, and clear, and the first sip hits with a strong vanilla, to slight banana flavor, that gives way to a hint of bourbon... medium sweetness, medium body, soft carbonation, and long finish, with the vanilla being the dominant flavor that lingers. Overall? I like this. I would not like this all the time. But as a change of pace, and a nice Christmas/Winter time treat, with some strong cheese, perhaps - I think it goes well with some hot buttered popcorn - I enjoy it and will have some again, after this six is gone!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollsrace (35) - - AUG 9, 2014
For the price this is a good beer. Picked up a 6 pack for $8.49. semi sweet with a hint of bourbon flavor. Looks like a Red ale.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
generallee08 (641) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
On top it has a light tan and somewhat fizzy, fast fading head. Its head fades out to nothing quickly and leaves no lacing behind. There is some visible carbonation inside of the rich dark amber colored body with good clarity. The aroma is very sweet with deep candy like malt character with a soft touch of vanilla. The flavor has a thin malty character with some candy like sweetness and mild caramel notes as well as a soft touch of vanilla throughout. The finish dries a bit and brings some light woody oak notes. The texture is a little bit on the thin side and the body is fairly light as well. The carbonation comes off very fizzy.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
badwhale (354) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle to a glass mug. Pours a dark amber color, with a faint yellow head. Aroma is caramel. Flavor pretty much the same. Real sweet and malty, and tastes like caramel. Not that whippy.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RedSox2004 (1232) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Hazy amber brown with a small white head that disappeared quickly and left little lace. Aromas of caramel malt, vanilla, oak, and spice. Caramel sweetness is pretty heavy, with strong vanilla and oak notes and a whisper of bourbon. Thin and watery, minimal carbonaiton, and a short sweet finish. Ok, but I probably drank it too cold.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scooterbub (823) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 1, 2012
From memory and notes. 12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark brown-amber with a large off white head that fades. Taste is of bourbon, wood, malt, caramel, vanilla and some hops. Similar aroma. Decent body with some warming alcohol. Good beer, wish I could find it again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rob6239 (621) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2012
Surprisingly good . A Michelob product as well. Pours nice colour and good vanilla aroma and taste. I would buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle as an extra from a trade a while back. Pours a hazed ruby amber with a medium to large yellowed beige head that deflates a good amount, but remains intact. A bit of paper on the nose followed by a healthy amount of bourbon and candied stone fruits. Medium bodied, sweet and woody, bourbon, caramel. Empties out a bit, but the bourbon does still come through. Wouldn’t peg this as a Michelob beer, so well done on that. Finishes with a light bitterness, and a bit more toasted wood and bourbon. A touch too sweet on the finish, and overall a bit empty, but decent enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2012
From a bunch of old notes I found. Pours a dark amber with almost no head. Aroma of sweet vanilla extract and a nice bit of oaky bourbon. Taste is the same. Lots of vanilla and a little bourbon. Light-medium bodied with a thin texture. Soft carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, not that bad. I can’t hate it that much because it was one of my introductions to craft beer.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle. YUCK. Pours amber with a thin, white head. Aroma/flavor is all vanilla extract. No bourbon. No spices. No bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ADesenberg (581) - Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle: pours a nice coppery red color. With no head to speak of. It has a sweet aroma with a hint of raisins in it. It tastes almost overwhelmingly of vanilla, but the bourbon is present in the background for sure. As long as I ignore the fact that I am drinking a michelob, this is a very drinkable beer.


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