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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
No surprise winter ale. Light chestnut, good sized tan head. Sweet malts, winter spiced ale notes of dried fruit and sweet spices, but some distinct American hops as well, especially in the finish. Drinkable, not remarkable, but perhaps my favorite from Woodstock.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2008
Mouth creamy, malt job. Malt in aroma. Not bad but finishable only if very thirsty. A tad of dryness.1900th bottle review

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3358) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2008
12 oz bottle. Clear rusty brown with a puffy tan head. Nose hints at mulled wine with raisin. Medium body with a coating mouthfeel and fuzzy carb. Taste is spruce, blackberry and caramel. Bitter greens aftertaste a disappointment.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
Thanks to my buddy Mike for holding onto a bottle of this for me. Deep amber beer with a thick tan head. Aroma is quite sweet and fruity. Light red berries and even a hint of pine/spruce tips as well. The aroma also shows a soft toasted almond nuttiness. Sweet and fruity with a lightly toasty character. Softly chewy with a good balance. Lovely brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2151) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2008
From a 12 fl. oz (US) bottle with an expiration date of Nov ’08. Pours a beautful reddish-brown with a tan head and significant lacing. Malty aroma and something that almost reminds me of firewood. Not burnt or smoked. Solid mouthfeel. Smooth and dry flavor. I have had many of their brews but this one is topnotch.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2670) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Bottle, from trade with 46er3498. Best by 11/08. Good aroma, sweet. Brown sugar, caramel, cardboard, candied fruits, minor spice about it. Clean brownish orange color, real good head, ok lacing. Bitter sweet flavor, like aroma with the emphasis on the sweet parts. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish, Tasty. I like it. I guess I’m in the minority with this one. I got a perfect pour on this one. Nice inch thick head that came right up to the top of my Woodstock Inn pint glass.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2403) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Pours a three-fingered cream head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Slight malty nose. Flavor some caramel, with a balanced to bitter finish. Lingering bitter aftertaste. High ABV is hidden. $1.50 for a 12 oz bottle from Capital Convenience Concord, NH.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Two beers in one night that I could get some buttery/butterscotch flavors? Interesting. The beer itself wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t great either. Mediocrity seems to be a key word for many of the beers we had that night. A butterscotch aroma and roasted malts. Cherrywood in color, clear with a nice fluffy two-finger head. Flavors were roasted malts with a spicy/hoppy 1-2 combo. I wouldn’t revisit this beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2008
[bottle] Malty aroma, with some concerning butterscotch elements. Reddish amber color, clear, with a tiny ring of bubbles. Flavors are full of malt power and some considerable bitterness, but any real unique character seems to be overpowered by the Ringwood... Not a bad beer, I personally have a hard time getting past the dominant yeast character.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Has a hazy ruby color with an off-white head and sweet malt smell. Taste is sweet/malt/spice and finishes with a hop/spice flavor. Overall one of the better beers from this brewery.


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