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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2009
12oz bottle. Hazy copper body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, grapefruit, some vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin, caramel, some grapefruit, light plum, alcohol warming. Medium body, some stickiness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
on tap-pours a dissipating tan head and copper/red color. Aroma is medium fruit, spice, some medium malt. Taste is spice, tart fruit-cherry/apple.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2011
A deep copper amber ale with a thick moka head. In aroma, butterscotch, oily and cloying. In mouth, a sweet nutty and musty malt with light nutmeg, vanilla, oily, cloying. On tap at Sunset Grill, Jan. 16 2011.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8351) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle thanks to AirForceHops: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a rich toasted dark caramel nose with some earthy hoppiness and a hint of black cherries. Starts with pretty good fullness and chewy toasted caramel malts with an herbal grassy hop bitterness and a touch of peat and light oxidation before a drier, muddled slightly astringent bittersweet finish. Pretty true to style, just not as clean tasting as I’d prefer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Pours copper with a white head. Smells of sage, earthm tea, some dark fruit. Tastes spicy and peppery with some earthy hints, caramel and a restrained, fruity finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4289) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Pours brown into a snifter. Off-white head quickly recedes to hug rim. Butterscotch aromas. Sweet butterscotch upfront turning sour in the lasting bready finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, 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.

3.1
   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.


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