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RATINGS: 1233   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2009
355 ml bottle. From Kbenhavn, Denmark.
Dark reddish brown colour with average off-white head. Sweetish dark hoppy, roasted malty aroma with some winey elements. Dark roasted malt, sweet hops, caramel in flavour. Sweet, thick and full brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10920) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Bottle. Dark amber/brownish color. Smallish white head. Nice full malt bill on the nose with some spices, fruit and toffee. Flavor is very nice. Full flavor with some fruit, rich malts and some nice background hops that get you in the end. This is well done indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10903) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle @ DE tasting. Pours hazy dark amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, oak, oxidation, little winelike. Flavor is malt, oak, oxidation, coconuts, chocolate, fruits. Medium body, soft carbonation, light warming alcohol. 170713

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Date: 12/11/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta

slightly alcoholic sweet malt aroma with rich hops, rich malt flavor well balanced with good earthy hops, like a light barleywine,
-------- /> Date: 10/20/2005
Source: tasting

clear dark amber, sweet spicy rich malt aroma, rich malt flavor, dry and hoppy, light bitter finish
-------- /> Date: 11/25/2005
Mode: draft
Source: brick store

clear very dark amber, frothy beige head, solid lace, slightly fruity light malt aroma, rich malt flavor well balanced by lots of earthy hops, good bitterness, picks up a bit of fruity character, stays rich malty fruity and hoppy to the end

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **4
-------- /> Date: 10/11/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Falling Rock

dark, frothy beige head, specks of drippy lace, sweet malt aroma with a winey character, lots of oak and wine flavor, rich malt is offset by the oak, nice fruity esters,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10767) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"pretty much a textbook winter warmer. pleasant flavor, good alcohol presence without being overbearing. better at 50 degrees or more. no need for spices like so many other holiday brews. malty, nutty. simple yet refined."

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2003 This beer mega-macadoscious rocks!!! The aroma is of rich malt, dark fruits and chocolate. A crystal clear, deep mohogany color. Handsome. God, I'm a geek. I just called a beer handsome... and it's not the first time. The flavor is to die for. Malty and slightly sweet up front. Well-balanced with a whisper of tartness and bitterness on the backside. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. Medium-length, slightly acidic, mostly dry finish. Incredible beer! English Strong Ale? Ehhh!!! I'm not the categorizing expert that those who run the site and brew the beer are, but this brew reminded me of a Belgian Dubbel. Whatever. Drink one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (10708) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a clear amber brown with a deep gray head that dissipates to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma has notes of caramel and sweet grain with a hint of backing toffee. Flavor begins with a hint of bread and grains and finishes with sweet grains, a bit of hops and toffee.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (10573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Tasted on tap at the brewery in Boulder. Dark red/orange appearance with a light head. Sweet alcoholic aroma. Pretty intense English Strong Ale flavor at first. Somewhat malty body thats slick in mouthfeel like an Old Ale or a Barleywine. Definitely alcoholic flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10435) - Frederiksberg C, Dnemark, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Brown with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, chocolate and ripe fruits. Sweet flavor that holds roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate and prunes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle. Nice red-brown colour with a small head. Aroma is sweet and malty, hints of dark fruits, caramel and nuts. Flavour is sweet, bit spiced, lovely fruitiness, nuts, some schocolate and caramel. Tasty tasty tasty!


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