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RATINGS: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The chill of a Colorado high-country winter calls for a beer with extra flavor and strength. Here it is. At over 7% alcohol, with a sturdy texture and rich flavors of caramel and chocolate, our holiday seasonal is the fermented equivalent of a good fire.
The ultimate winter warmer.
Available: November-December

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2882) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 29, 2012
on tap poured into pint glass a: dark amber color with minimal head, decent carbonation, not much head retention but does maintain lacing s: roasted malts with hints of chocolate and coffee t: same as the aroma, minimal spice.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TexasMac (9) - - MAY 19, 2017 does not count
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (6668) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 13, 2017
UPDATED: APR 18, 2017 Aroma is caramel malts, spices and slightly musty. The flavor is caramel malts, Christmas cookie spices, slight fruit an a mildly sweet/mostly smooth finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AnokaBrewer (195) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2017
No spice aroma. Reminds me of a Belgian Dubell. Sweet with no noticeable spice. Sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4833) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2017
On tap in Atlanta. Smooth, medium body with medium carbonation. mahogany colored body with a very good off-white head. Spicy aroma that correctly suggests that the the flavor may be a bit over spiced. Slightly bitter although lightly sweet up front. Overall: ok but still disappointing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
closey22 (1880) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Deep Amber brown with little beige head: aroma is malt and vanilla notes; flava is malty grainy with subtle spice and brown sugar notes; feels medium to thick silky with soda like fizz; finishes tangy grassy grain

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RONCOD (247) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Pours a medium copper color with a thin tan head. Some caramel and citrus flavor. The finish was kind of dry. Not too bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (4373) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2016
on tap @ Hebron Brewhaus / Hebron KY --- Clear light-medium amber color, off-white head that drops to a thin cover, bands of lace. Taste is malt with loads of spice on the swallow that adds nice light chocolate in the finish. Comes close to a beer version of spiced tea.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aggiebob (1073) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle. Copper color with a beige head. Malt aroma with notes of Christmas cookie spices. Medium bodied. Spiciness on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsd08460 (1105) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes (Virginia) Aroma: caramel, chocolate, nuts, toast, Appearance: brown, off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Decent

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kathouse (1860) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Relatively disappointing for me. Mild spice, light body, and a finish that doesnt stand out from the start.


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