RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A staple Winter Ale for us. Strong and rich as it is, it still comes off as an extremely easy drinking beer with layers of depth. The alcoholic warmth is pleasant and not over the top. The malty body is slightly sweet but not cloying.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Taster of 2011 aged on Cognac infused French oak at Amnesia Winter Ale Festival 12/8/12 at 3.6. Deep oaky flavors pairs well with the original hoppiness. On draught at Amnesia Brewing for Winter Solstice Fest 12/21/13, bourbon barrel aged. Murky orange amber color. Deep caramel and bourbon aroma. Flavor of vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate, bourbon, and sweet malt. Vanilla, bourbon aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Draught at Taphouse Grille, Seattle
Cloudy red-amber color with creamy head. The malt aroma is a bit doughy and biscuity, with hints of nutmeg. Nice round mouthfeel, good malty body, with a light fruity side; quite strong bitterness, supported by hop resins and light orangey touch.
I wouldnt call it an ESB, in any sense;its a good beer anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8996) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2013
On tap at the brewery. Damn Frosty gets some, I get a hangover. Anyway...pours a clear golden bronze color with a medium white head. The aroma is spicy, some sweet caramel. The flavor mixes pine, bitter lemons, more spices, figs, some sugary caramel. A nice winter warmer mix meets ESB I guess. Was listed as 7.8%! Not quite a ESB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (24008) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy deep amber color. Aroma of caramel and brown bread. Taste is boozy sweet caramel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2009
On tap at Baileys. Deep red pour with a light beige head. Buttery nose, caramel and old dark fruit show. The malts were thin and couldnt stand up to the overly sharp bitter finish. This just fell apart in the finish and was to one sided on the bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Pours a clear, dark amber with a pearl head. leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruit, grass, and pine. The hops come in big time in the finish. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2009
Tap @ Baileys Taproom... Poured ruby with an off-white head. Toasted, earthy aroma with a pine and oak presence. Dry palate with floral hop flavors and berry-like fruit and malt. Finished dry with hops and malt and was also a little yeasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Another nicely done beer from Amnesia. Great maltiness throughout the whole pint, creamy on the palate, with just enough fruitiness to maintain the style. Never overbearing, remains balanced, some caramel and honey sweetness come through as it begins to warm slightly. Very well done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2008
creamy white head. Dark amber body with creamy white head. Light bitter aroma. Cramy bitter body with a light fruity character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2006
This was just a killer beer. Probably one of the best that I tried. Straightforward and with a velvety smooth malt mouthfeel, butterscotch and caramel, with some nice lively carbonation.

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