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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Deep ruby hue, A hearty full bodies holiday ale . Very malty with assertive hoppiness combining with alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GG (2332) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (5409) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2011
The Dan Journal #446. Tasted 2/26/11. 12oz bottle. Filtered with a dark amber maple hue. Bubbled and trace ring of bonewhite head. Aromas of rye toast and citrus fruit. Medium to full bodied with a sweet palate. A nice off setting bitterness to compliment the sweet. Subtle sweet malts with a lot of dark toast and bitter resinous hops. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Decent...very warming from the abv level but relatively uncomplex given how much you are drinking. It’s english in style so I guess that means flat. Fairly sweet, no hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tekstr1der (345) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2015 On tap. I was looking forward to this as it was their strongest offering last visit. Reddish-brown in appearance, with a tan head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of spice and malt, it’s appealing. Initial flavor is strange with some medicinal taste, but quickly mellows to a smooth, malty and sweet finish. Not bad, but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (10891) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2583) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, 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.

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