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RATINGS: 1252   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
Tide (3830) - 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
MrJamesMcEwan (243) - 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’ Betty’s in Philadelphia.

3.7
adster (813) - HUNGARY - MAR 10, 2017
Talán nem nagy szentségtörés egy winter ale típusú italt március közepén kortyolgatni, mentségemre szóljon, hogy egy igen zimankós estén nyúltam az Old Jubilation után. Mahagóni teste lélekmelengető hangulatú, fűszeres, magvas, pörkölt malátás illatai valóban téli karaktert kölcsönöznek a főzetnek. Akárcsak édesen malátás, ragadós szerkezetű, szinte szirupos teltségű kortyai, amelyek süteménytésztás, kenyérhéjas, kalácsos színezetűek, végül pedig krétaporosak, angol modorú zárással búcsúzók. Remek kis itóka.

3.4
martjoobolut (4234) - 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
Marduk (7607) - 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
77ships (9698) - 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
ebone1988 (1858) - 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, I’ve had better but it’s a good attempt by an American brewery.

3.7
tapefuzz (480) - 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.

3.8
Rumbero (84) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2017
12 oz Bottle from 2010. so cellared fro 6 1/2 years. wow. appearance: pours brown/ruby with a very thin tan head that vanishes quickly. it looks murky/opaque. aromas: dark malts and dark fruits (figs in particular) with some spices. there’s bit of yeasty autolysis present. its vinousy. palate: a full bodied beer with a rich texture, light carbonation assertive astringency. taste: strong toffee, molasses and caramel malt forward sweetness combines with figs, substantial alcohol warmth and a bitterness that hits the palate hard. the finish is sweet and short other than some lingering alcohol. - just what you’d expect from an aged beer of this type. I would not say it’s mellowed. still a strong and assertive brew for those who like them like that.

3.5
trapped (3097) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 23, 2017
Draught @ Milk & Hops - Chelsea. Murky brown with faint reddish tint against the light, very small frothy beige head, sweetish roasted malt aroma, low carbonation, bitter caramel/roasted malt taste with alcohol undertones, somewhat thick body, long bitter caramel finish. Very interesting and smooth brew.


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