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RATINGS: 1254   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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3.6
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Someone spilled their Scotch Ale in my English Strong Ale. Pours dark mahogany with a tiny tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is nutty and full of roasted malts. But, this tastes a lot like a stronger black and tan or Scotch Ale. Very malty, very nutty, and a big finish of toffee and roasted malts. Almost too flavor without the alcohol you would expect. In the end, its still a good beer

3.8
anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2005
Amber colour with a tan head. Malty and nutty aroma with hints of dark fruits. Warming malty flavor with caramel, bread, toffee and some dark fruits too. Very nice warming malty aftertaste.

4.3
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Crystal clear medium brown body and perfectly nice, appealing-looking frothy head. Figs and caramel, honey and nutty aroma compliment the nutty and malty flavor quite well. Well-balanced, mild hops, and very true to this style of beer. A nice lighter winter beer. The 8% alcohol is barely noticeable.

3.8
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2005
Deep ruby/chestnut brown color under a thin light tan head. Nose is a bit faint, but pleasantly dominated by aromas of roasted malts, dark wheat bread and nuts. Mouthfeel was full and chewy with a slightly smooth, oily texture. Somewhat restrained, but delicious flavors of toffee, roasted malt, bread, walnuts and smoke are noted blending into a somewhat assertive crisp hoppy finish; a bit more than would be expected for this style. Overall just a tad on the light side for a winter warmer, but still well balanced and classy.

3.6
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Ah the Old Jub. Amber with a tan head. Aroma is malty and breaklike with some nuttiness. Malty brew that tastes spiced regardless of the ingredients. Smooth with the hops coming through at the end. I liked the description of soft for this one. Just felt "soft". Again hops define themselves in the finish.

3.7
RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2005
Probably my favorite at the Holiday Festival at Delilahs this year. Some great smoky/peaty aromas. Very syrupy toffee like palate with a pleasant alcohol (not overwhelming) burn. Good afterdinner brew.

3.6
MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Pretty reddish brown, with pretty nice beige head. Aromas are a little weak... of scotch ale-type malt with lightly detectable hops. Flavor is pleasant, but not outstanding. Very nice balance and mouthfeel which are the two strongest aspects.

3.8
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2005
yummers, didnt really expect this to be that great. definitely full bodied, but a damn fine body!!

3.5
Mads Langtved (2243) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2005
Bottled. Amber appearance. Quite soft, malty and sweet. Quite bitter finish. A well-balanced brew in terms of the sweet body and the bitter finish.

3.4
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Bottle. Clear reddish-mahogony beer with a small tan head. Roasty/caramel malt aroma. Rich caramel flavor with roasty/coffee notes. Some hop bitterness at end. Fuller bodied.


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