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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
This one is very dark brown, almost black. and the head is nice. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, cough medicine and cheese. The mouth feel is oily. The flavour has nice notes of aroma hops, roasted malt, caramel, licorice, cough medicine and a dry, delicious bitter finish. Yet another nice beer from Avery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (10205) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Big thanks to npdemse for this. Pours a wonderful deep shade of ruby with a big, light tan head. Aroma of malt, nutmeg, slight port, toffee. Great complex taste that presented some nuts, toffee, chocolate, cinnamon with a semi-dry finish. Firm palate with a nice balance. This one is a winner.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2009
2009-04-10. Very dark brown body with a nice foamy tan head that fades. (3+) Sweet fruit aroma, mild alcoholic undertones, touch of spice? (7+) Flavour is similar, light spice, malt core is a bit mild, touch of oxidation? Light note of raisins or dark fruit in the finish. Smooth medium bodied palate. Decent. Bottle shared by GregClow

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Tap at Churchkey thanks to Travlr. Pours a deep red/mahogany with ridiculous lacing all over the place. Red fruit and Twizzler nose...what is up with these Avery beers? Sticky, starchy, artificial red candies. Taste is quite bland, lots of stickiness, mild alcohol heat. Not sure what is going on...but it seems to be a miracle that Avery was able to make a beer as good as Meph Addict with all these underattenuated sugar bombs on deck.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2010
Bottle. Clear mahogany pour with a fluffy off white head. Aroma and taste of nuts, caramel, and dark fruit. Slightly hoppy. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9808) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at Craigs. Pours dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of almonds, toffee, crunchie bar, cinnamon spice. Taste is sweet and nutty. Finishes sweet. Interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9790) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Mini growler from Half-Time. Pours a clear red brown with a hefty light tan head. Lots of malt, caramel, toffee, and toast on the nose. Medium bodied and a little sweet, with hints of cereal grains. Nice warming malt finish with just a touch of hoppy bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9706) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2011
Draft served in a tulip at The Stable. Pours a deep, cloudy amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, plums, figs, dates, brown sugar, and spices. Flavor of caramel malts, brown sugar, the same fruits as in the nose, and chocolate. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a malty, fruity mouthfeel. A lot like a barleywine. Good balance, nice sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9696) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Draught at the brewery, on October 15, 2012
Clear copper color, tan head. Sweet, malty, roasted, hints of pop-corn, light fruity taste. Dry, bitter, grainy aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness. Sweet, malty, roasted scent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9672) - Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at home from notes. Pours a dark hazy amber color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, plums, figs, dates, brown sugar, spices and chocolate. Medium-bodied. This is a nice one to sip on cooler evenings.


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