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RATINGS: 1237   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JAN 9, 2005
bottle from new beer. brown color lil head.Maltynutty roasty Flavor. really good full body warming. very impress by this one

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Just brown, dark brown. Fluffy toasted froth. Holds well. Beautiful lace. Toasted whole wheat bread burnt on the edges, made with a touch of molasses, spread with homemade syrup; good hop funk steps through, and boogies on down the palate. Jazzy mouthfeel. Warming. Creamy. Mocha cappuccino made with Italian roast.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Nice deep red color, with good head. I smell all kinds of spices, although they say there are none. Oh, this tastes like a porter, roasted coffee and malts, caramel and toffee. The head goes small, but leaves good lacing. There is a back ground flavor of hops. This is an excellent brew. Glad I got a 6er of this. Get it!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hershiser2 (2587) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Paid $1.70 for a 12-oz single. Appearance is deep rubious red with a large tannish head. Aroma is very pleasant: toffee, caramel, floral bouquet. VERY falvorful, and creamy. I normally like the addition of spice to beers, but with this one, I especially enjoy the smooth, unaltered flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Medium frothy head on a nice brown colored brew, leaving laces on the glass. Nutty, would say almond and woody nose. Thin body but a nice tabocco medium lasting, bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
New Years Eve drink. Too bad it was like 50 degrees last night, unlike a few nights ago when it was about 15. This brew would have lit a fire in my heart on a wintry night.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2005
bottle. deep mahogany with a small off-white head. citrusy, hoppy aroma. very tasty. good hop structure along with soft malts.. terrific balance. my first of averys offerings and Im quite impressed...I still have four more to try.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Nice malt and nut aroma. Deep clear ruby red color with some head and lacing. Big malt flavor with a bitterness back it up. Nice creamy body. This beer ages really well. I have some from last year that are a lot more balanced toward the malt. Ill hold on the a few of these to see how they develope.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (5004) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Near black color with a thin head. Coffeeish aroma with a little bit of cherry. The taste was delicious: chocolate, coffee, dark cherry, and an ample supply of roasted-goodness. Damn fine brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2675) - GERMANY - DEC 31, 2004
Hoppy and nutty nose - very strong, fresh and bright aroma. Dark clear, shimmering brown color with a tall fluffy tan head. Creamy toasted malt taste with some woody qualities, but the hops really dominate this flavor profile. Almost like an IPA, really. Some spices come through too. Medium body. Needs more malt body to counter the hops, but still a very good beer.


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