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RATINGS: 1246   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3560) - 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, Id have another one.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1740) - 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 im drinking a high gravity beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3552) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
Bottle. Red brown colour with a medium baige head. Light roasted malty, Dark fruits aroma and a sweet caramel malty, dark fruits, , licurise, light alcoholic taste. Medium to full body and a sweet anis, light alcoholic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2005
Almost like an English barleywine, this cola colored ale. Nice creamy tan head with good lacing. The aroma is a bitter, roasted malt, a touch of chocolate, nuts, and dark, dried fruit. Very smooth. Besides the toasty malts, theres some soft toffee in the flavor. Nuts, fruit, white peppers, and some coffee, too. The alcohol mainly comes out in the dry finish. Nice.

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