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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong ale or "Winter Warmer" with dark red-brown color and a very rich malty flavor. Dry-hopped lightly with Cascades for a pleasant aroma and slightly spicy hop finish. This big beer is deceptively strong, yet tastes very smooth thanks to extra long cold conditioning.Original Gravity: 1.072

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Pint @ The Traveler. Decent winter ale. Not too thick, not too hoppy. Kind of Goldilocks. Cant believe I havent rated this before.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 Slightly spicy aroma. Mid brown coloured strong in alcohol and a little sweet on the palate with a hint of dryness in a bitter and nutty malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate (1341) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2010
22 oz. bottle from a local wine shop, out of all places. Nice fluffy off-white head. Slightly hazy with a dark copper brown color. Im not seeing anything wrong with this beer. There is a strong presence of yeast in the aroma. Slightly spicy banana, raisin, and booze aroma. This is much fruitier than I expected, but it has some great aromas. A lot more nuttiness comes through when I taste the beer. The aforementioned booze flavor, yeast, and raisin come through subtly. Wow, other than the somewhat astringent booze flavor, this beer is quite good. The texture is almost silky. Job well done from a Northern brewer. Ill have to pay them a visit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2010
Sampled on tap at Boundary Bay Brewpub, pours dark amber. Aroma of caramel malts, X-mas spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, etc.) and vanilla. Flavour of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and light fruits. A slightly thin palate. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
bottle thanks to americanbrew. deep brown with a cream head. nose is caramel malts, yeast, fruits, and vanilla. nice on the palate, flavor is fruits, yeast, caramel, and a light vanilla finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2205) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2010
pours a semi-cloudy dark brown with a red tint, a very small tan head, and good lacing. smell is faint, some spice, some malt, and a touch of caramel. taste is thick, nutty, spice, toffee, peanut butter in the back, and malt, ends on the oily side.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of AmEricanbrew) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, light pine, roasted malt, and earth. Flavor of cherry, caramel, noticeable oxidation, and toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2010
Thanks to AmericanBrew for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a brown color with a tan head. The aroma is strong brown sugar with caramel and toffee. The flavor is very sweet brown sugar along with some raisins and oak. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6114) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
(22oz bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew) clear brown with light tan bubbles. Nose of butterscotch, caramel, and brown sugar. Taste of brown sugar, toast, caramel, vanilla with a slick creamy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (1193) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2010
aroma a spice or two, caramel, plum, resiny hops. taste wood smoke, brown sugar, that spice or two, nice hop bite. alcohol on the exhale, sweet finish.


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