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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This brown winter ale is brewed with 5 types of malt, noble hops, then subtly spiced with Curaçao orange peel and ginger.

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3.6
Travlr (24758) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Draft at Churchkey. Opaque bown color, fluffy beige head. Aroma of dusty cocoa bars. Taste us spiced fudge brownies. Very nice.

3.6
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown with offf white head. Nose and taste of fig newton, dough, spice, grape, candy cane, cherry and dark fruit. Slight oxidation. Medium body.

3.6
Ratman197 (14834) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2 (Thanks Brad!) poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, cola, earthiness, spice and dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of toffee, spice, cola and light fruitiness with a crisp lingering spiced finish.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 16, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2006 (12/12/06) Clear mahogany body topped by beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, some anise, cinnamon. Yaste is moderately sweet, cherry, ginger, light anise, herbal. Medium body, some stickiness. (7/3/7/3/14)

(12/16/05) Cloudy dark brown body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, basil, light lemongrass, grassy. Taste is medium sweet, lemongrass, grassy, light alcohol, butter. Light-medium body, nicely drinkable. (6/3/7/4/13)

3.5
Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2009
A clear dark brown ale with a thin white head. A nice nutty malt with orange peels, a bit funky and herbal, quite nice. In mouth, a nice light licorice wafting through the malt, a bit of chocolate, medium bodied. Very nice indeed. On tap at brewpub, Dec. 28 2008.

3.8
Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2013
750 mL bottle shared at Slutfest 4. Pours a hazy thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, spice, caramel, minth hops. The taste is eggnog spice, herbal hops, faint toffee malts.

3.3
BeerandBlues2 (13311) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours nearly opaque dark brown with a large, foamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy toast and bread malt, lightly sweet dates, raisins and figs, faint orange notes and earthy spices and hops. Flavor is dry toast and bread malt, spicy alcohol, soft dark fruit notes, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish though some sweetness does linger. Full body and moderate carbonation.

3.6
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
shared by jtclockwork-bottle-dissipating tan-dk copper/red. A-dk fruit-fig, bready/dough. Cherry as it warms. T-cherry/grape juice, spice hops, sweet med malt-caramel/dough.

3.5
j12601 (11831) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle that I took to Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a clear brown with a thin to medium sized tan head. Fuzzy musk on the nose, sweet with some caramel notes and toffee. Toffee, caramel, toast. Light spice. More caramel and toffee with a bit of faint bitterness into the finish.

3.7
DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Draft at the Drafting Room, Exton. Dark brown/ruby pour (slightly cloudy) with medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma of malt, hops, spices, florals. Tastes fruity, spicy, with finishing hops and malt. Nice balance and complexity.


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