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RATINGS: 1251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our winter ale has a gorgeous mahogany hue, a hint of hazelnuts, and a finish reminiscent of mocha and toffee. No spices, just a perfect blend of five specialty malts. Cellarable for 3+ years.

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3.8
BlackHaddock (7777) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2017
Part of a flight in the Stadium Brewery, Aliso Viejo, California on 15th Dec 2017. Nice red hue to this amber/brown brew, wispy head. Malty and semi-sweet throughout, nutty, earthy and toffee in the flavours. Nice.

4
GTAEgeek (2468) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2017
On tap at Brewer's Republic. Pours a clear, dark brown color, with a medium, fizzy, tan head. The aroma is caramel, vanilla, cranberry, oak, and allspice. Sweet and malty, with excellent balance. Medium to heavy body, with a grainy, effervescent mouthfeel. Simple, spicy, and delicious.

3.5
AirForceHops (7913) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2017
12 oz. can. Thank you Stacey on this huge Advent Calendar! This can is a 2016 vintage. Dark brown color, full lasting head. Aroma is spiced cake, dark bread, and yeast. Flavor is the spice bread, dark caramelized malt, mild earthy spice. Raisins. Alcohol is pretty well now masked. I am sure the year in can mellowed this out big time. This was brewed Pre-buy out to San Miguel, so I still like it. Not sure if I will be buying anything more from this Brewer.

4.7
MetalNHopHead (2223) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 28, 2017
Ah, an American-made English Strong Ale that isn't spiced to all hell. Old Jubilation pours garnet brown with an off-white head. Excellent foam retention and lacing. Malty toast aromatics. Fat malt-forward flavors with a hint of creaminess. Nutty and toffee-like. Rich texture yet it isn't too heavy. Some lingering warmth. This is a modern brewing Winter classic that hopefully won't ever go out of style.

3.2
jsporrer (1131) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2017
Pours a clear dark amber with a thin off white head. BOld aroma of caramel, toffee, and sweet spices. Thin body. Taste is a mix of sweet spices with hints of nuts and dark fruits. Fairly light and flavors are not that bold. Good but not great. Finishes with a slight alcohol warmth.

3.4
weihenweizen (4171) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Refrigerated 12 oz. aluminum can poured into a glass. Translucent mediu/dark brown with lots of floaters. Aroma is aroma is caramel, medium body, lower carbonation, and small-bubble lacing. Taste is caramel malt, some toffee, and spicy malt.

3.5
ironcontra (493) - ATL, Georgia, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Feeling the seasonality on this, this hearty ale would be best during some long blizzards (alas, consumed in June); raisins, prunes, bread, warming

3.5
erikaraeb (308) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2017
Cloves and sweet malt on the nose and taste. Wintery feel overall, would be warming in such a season. Somewhat watery for the bold flavour; could benefit from a touch more thickness. Surprised to see the "no spices" part of the description.

3.6
balloonbuffoon (667) - - JUN 10, 2017
12floz can, COD: 10.20.2016, $1.50 and poured into a pint glass. I got a lot of sediment from the pour and little foam. Many particles are held in suspension, and at the bottom of auburn-brown body. Aroma and palate intertwine that is simply characteristic of toffee. It’s pretty good.

3.7
nutjes (1290) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2017
35,5cl-blik vanuit een swap van de BelgianBeerSwappers. U: Donkerbruin met een dunne gebroken witte schuimkraag. G: Karamel, hazelnoot, gedroogd fruit en biscuits. S: Zoet. Gedroogd fruit, hazelnoot, karamel en gedroogd fruit. M: Semi-volmondig met medium carbonatie.


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