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RATINGS: 1245   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (1926) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 21, 2017
Clear mahogany color with a tan film that reduces to a ring. Aroma has dark, caramel malt, dried fruits, mostly raisins. Taste follows with the caramel malt and brown sugar, light earthy bitterness on the finish. Light body and carbonation. Overall its a decent but really simple old/english strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeijoA (65) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2017
33 cl can. Malty Christmas dark fruit kissel type of aroma. Taste puts the smell to shame though, quite full body with nice hoppiness, taste of licorice, chocolate, also dark fruits and sweetness reminiscent of the aroma in the finish. Positive surprise.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3429) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Can from a friend. Brown color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, nuts, toffee, caramel and a bit of hops. Bitter finish with citrus, nuts, toffee, hops, a bit of earthy notes and nuts. Very nice brew.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrJamesMcEwan (227) - SCOTLAND - MAR 11, 2017
Aroma: Sweet raisins and hazelnut. Appearance: Dark ruby with a thin tan head. Taste: Really sweet raisins, hazelnut and brown sugar. Palate: Low carbonation, oily mouthfeel. Overall: Very sweet but nice in a small glass. At Smokin Bettys in Philadelphia.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (785) - HUNGARY - MAR 10, 2017
Taln nem nagy szentsgtrs egy winter ale tpus italt mrcius kzepn kortyolgatni, mentsgemre szljon, hogy egy igen zimanks estn nyltam az Old Jubilation utn. Mahagni teste llekmelengető hangulat, fűszeres, magvas, prklt malts illatai valban tli karaktert klcsnznek a főzetnek. Akrcsak desen malts, ragads szerkezetű, szinte szirupos teltsgű kortyai, amelyek stemnytszts, kenyrhjas, kalcsos sznezetűek, vgl pedig krtaporosak, angol modor zrssal bcszk. Remek kis itka.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (3785) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 3, 2017
Can. Pours dark amber. Aroma is sweet, spicy, boozy, nutty, bit buttery, malty. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malty, nutty, fruity. Finish is nutty and dry some alcohol. Overall: ok, bit boozy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (6996) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 3, 2017
330ml can (thanks martjoobolut). Small size, yellow head, stays. Sweet, roast, malty, nutty in aroma. Roast, malty, caramel, alcohol, sweet in taste. Sweet, faint hops, faint raisins in aftertaste. Alcohol is there. In can feel the heat. Solid brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8945) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2017
355 ml. can @ Gollem: USA Beerweek(end) #2. Canned 20 October 2016. Very dark ruby brown, tanned big head. Nose is old leaves, ditch water, malt, stale caramel, kitchen spices. Taste is herbal leaves, old bay leaf, sugar, spices, leaves, Chinese medicinal herbs, candy, old candy, cacao, bit too thin,... Body is thinner caramel & bay leaf. Less malt sweet than I hoped, bit too old kitchen spices, medicinal herbs heavy. Okay but not on par with I hoaped, some soap in the body. Bottom of the can read "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball" :)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1703) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Aroma is raisins, dark fruit, caramel, toffee, good. Appearance is reddish brown, light tan head, clear. Taste is caramel, dark fruit, booze, malt, good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, dark fruit bitter aftertaste. Overall, Ive had better but its a good attempt by an American brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tapefuzz (317) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Draft. Pours nearly black with a small off-white head. Aroma is licorice, molasses, hazelnut, raisin, and toffee. Taste is mocha, molasses, hazelnut, toffee, and dark fruit. Alcohol and a little roast in the finish. Full body. Soft carbonation. Heavy, sticky mouthfeel.


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