RATINGS: 1249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mpersinger (365) - , California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
12 oz bottle cellared for a year (or has it been two? Maybe they should put a vintage on the label, or I should date my beers when I cellar them...). Pours very bright and clear with color of amber resin and beige plush half-inch head that leaves lacing. Aroma is bready and doughy with a rich portion of molasses, as well as a clove note. Theres rich dark fruit on nose, followed by toffee and sweetbread flavors (reminiscent of British yeast contributions plus specialty malts like Victory) as well as flour (from oxidation?) ; alcohol presents itself mid-palate, which then melds with hefty balance note of bittering hop finish with some drying. Like a lean old ale, reminds me a of a leaner and much meaner London Pride).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Jakaś dziwna lukrecjowa nuta się plącze. Karmel, melasa, dość dużo ciała. Nieskomplikowane i całkiem przyjemne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (3213) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 4, 2017
Can. Dark red brown. Thin beige head. Medium bitterness, light to medium sweetness. Medium body. Dry light sticky finish. Aroma and flavour is banana, bread, yeast, caramel, malt, nuts, light chocolate. Lovely!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1633) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2017
Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass at Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a reddish brown color with a small tan colored head. The aroma is almost all malt with some nuttiness. The taste is malt with some molasses and some earthy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dysenteri (284) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2017
Can. Mahogny red/brown with white head. Aroma of alcohol, cookies, toffe, nuts, earthy, malts. Medium sweet, medium bitter. A bit sticky mouthfeel, a bit too much alcohol feeling

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (2048) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 21, 2017
Clear mahogany color with a tan film that reduces to a ring. Aroma has dark, caramel malt, dried fruits, mostly raisins. Taste follows with the caramel malt and brown sugar, light earthy bitterness on the finish. Light body and carbonation. Overall its a decent but really simple old/english strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeijoA (65) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2017
33 cl can. Malty Christmas dark fruit kissel type of aroma. Taste puts the smell to shame though, quite full body with nice hoppiness, taste of licorice, chocolate, also dark fruits and sweetness reminiscent of the aroma in the finish. Positive surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3624) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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 Bettys in Philadelphia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (787) - HUNGARY - MAR 10, 2017
Taln nem nagy szentsgtrs egy winter ale tpus italt mrcius kzepn kortyolgatni, mentsgemre szljon, hogy egy igen zimanks estn nyltam az Old Jubilation utn. Mahagni teste llekmelengető hangulat, fűszeres, magvas, prklt malts illatai valban tli karaktert klcsnznek a főzetnek. Akrcsak desen malts, ragads szerkezetű, szinte szirupos teltsgű kortyai, amelyek stemnytszts, kenyrhjas, kalcsos sznezetűek, vgl pedig krtaporosak, angol modor zrssal bcszk. Remek kis itka.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (3870) - 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.

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