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RATINGS: 1258   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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3.7
IMtheOptimator (1170) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Poured dark mahogany with a semi-frothy off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit, cinnamon, cookie dough, and a bit of alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet molasses, dark fruit and floral hops with a dry alcohol finish. Fairly full body with assertive carbonation. Nice, if somewhat generic, strong ale.

3.3
joergen (29611) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2005
Bottled. Clear red coloured with a medium sized off white head. Sweet aroma with notes of fruits and spices with flowery notes. Sweet fruity flavour with notes of mlats and caramel. Hoppy finish.

3.7
SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2005
This starts with a large tan head over a sparkling clear, deep garnet body. doughy chocolate covered cherry aroma. Well balanced flavor, moderately sweet with a nice bitterness at the finish. No alcohol in the flavor. Not too bad overall, I’d have another one.

3.6
Zeswaft (1785) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2005
There is a kind of smoky coffee, nutty, and alcohol flavor in this beer. Aroma of the better of the lame European hops. Every sip tastes different. not sure what i think about it. this bottle even tastes different than the last one i had. I think my rating is as high as it is mostly because i know i’m drinking a high gravity beer.

3.6
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Very malty aroma, with some nice notes of toffee, caramel and a light hop note. Sloght hazy deep amber body wti ha small but dense off-white head. Sweet and mlaty flavor, notes of dates, nuts, toffee and a light dry hint in the end. Alcohol is noticeable and it feels quite warming.

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ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 29, 2005
Deep reddish colour with a dense tan head. Sweet malty aroma with a solid hoppyness and a faint alcohol note. Malty flavor with a dark fruit and caramel sweetness. Nice balanced hoppy bitterness. Good one!

3.8
aracauna (3707) - Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Fairly dark ruby brown with a nice, creamy, pock-marked head that lasts for a while. The aroma is thickly malty, with a slightly aggressive hoppiness in the background. The flavor is again dominated by malts, toffee, hazlenuts and a slight dustiness. Slight hint of dried fruits like dates. Not bad at all.

3.9
reedcd2 (47) - USA - NOV 28, 2005
Aroma has some fruits, roast, and malts. The off white head is farily thick. taste has sweet and spiced malts that sit in the throat. Nice Christmas/wintery ale. The malts really come out as it warms.

3.5
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 27, 2005
malty aroma. dark red with medium off white head. a very good blend of malts. a sweet fruity flavor.

3.9
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Med Brown, cola-like color. Tan head... ...Malty, hints of chocolate, Bitter with sweet finish.... ....Med Body. Light carbonation. ... ... ...A solid Strong ale. Delightfully on the hoppy end of the spectrum. Good balance between the hops and malt


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