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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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This brew is over 9% abv(alcohol by volume)and is sure to warm you on those cold, hopefully snowy nights. This offering is deep ruby in color, with toasted malt flavor and hop assertiveness with warming alcohol finish.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2009
(Review from January 2009): 12oz bottle from Barb’s Beer Emporium in Concord. Pours a translucent brown body with no head to speak of. Smells nutty, slightly spicy, and buttery. Nut and spice dominate the flavor, with fairly strong suggestions of butter and alcohol. Medium in both mouthfeel and carbonation. That, in conjunction with the flavors being a bit more harsh than I would expect for the style, makes this a bit of a sipper. Overall, an okay winter warmer, no more, no less.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
Bouteille de 12 oz, rapportée du New Hampshire par Suzanne. Arômes de caramel et de fruits rouges, présence d’alcool. Robe cuivrée et claire, peu de mousse et effervescence à grosses bulles. Plutôt mince en bouche, un léger malt caramel et une touche fruitée mènent à une amertume plutôt agressive et à une présence très forte d’alcool. Manque de corps et est un peu déséquilibrée.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Walnut brown pour, light aroma of malt, some toasted caramel as well. sweet molasses flavor with some booziness. not unpleasant, a little sweet though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Dark brown pour with red tints, minimal head. Aroma is surprisingly light, with a bit of caramel malt, roasted malt, and citrus. Flavor is very sweet, with molasses, dark fruit especially raisin, and caramelized sugars. Finish was odd to me- sweetness became a bit cloying at that point, too sweet certainly for an english strong. Slightly thin, but overall a decent beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Garnett brown pour with lively two finger beige head that dissipates into one. Aroma is caramel malt and hints of grapefruit citrus. Some grainy and floral notes are also evident. Flavor is predominantly residual sugars in to form of caramel and molasses, with the slightest of a citrus hop balance and fully noticeable boozy quality. Palate is a bit on the thin side, especially considering the style, ending slightly dry and alcoholic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroSpud (1679) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Draft at brewpub. Multiple tastings. I have had everything they have to offer as we come here often for dinner while in the area. As with their food, the beer is OK but nothing spectacular. In fact, most of their beers are in my opinion, sub-par. This is the one I would consider to be their best.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2009
Bottle shared by JoeMcPhee. Thanks! Pours amber in color, good clarity, with an off white head. Smells of diacteyl, butterscotch notes and peppery hop character. Creamy carbonation. Light caramelized malt base in the flavor. Sweet and spicy malt character with some bitterness reminiscent of fruit skins. Finishes with a peppery bitterness. A bit simple and off.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcox90 (1534) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 27, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a 1/2" off white head. Nose is malty with nuts. Palate is unremarkable. Moderate carbonation. Taste is malty with a little brown sugar.Some hop bite. Not really any spice to it, unlike most Wassail type ales.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2520) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle in trade. Thanks. Pours a reddish clear color with short lived beige head. Smell is sweet, slightly nutty, and artificially and overly sweet, in fact. Taste is a bit more balanced and much nicer than the smell, with a tartness, some burnt sugar flavor, a bit of alcohol and perhaps nuttiness. Kind of a bitter burnt sugary lingering flavor. Medium body and normal carbonation. Not too shabby.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1163) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2008
Not a bad brew at all. Has hints of burnt caramel in it for the scent. Nice beer , Near perfect after taste.


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