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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our full-bodied ale uses crystal malt and generous amounts of cascade hops to produce a well-balanced seasonal ale. So, whether your slippery slope is a mountain or your sidewalk, this ale makes an excellent companion. Grains: 2-row, Crystal 120, Chocolate, Honey Hops: Cascade Available: October 1 – Feb 1 Available seasonally in 12 oz bottles, draft

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3.3
bhensonb (15326) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle from Brewforia (pretty sure!). Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma of bread and perhaps cocoa. It’s certainly a darker breadiness. Med body. Flavor is bready and I do think chocolate. But there’s something that suggests diacetyl, but I don’t think that’s it. It’s pretty balanced, and it’s pretty tasty - it just has something that suggests xmas brew. Worth drinking.

3
BuckeyeBoy (7890) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a pale crisp copper topped with a white head. Nose is cardboard grass and sweetness. Taste is as the nose but with a good caramel sweetness.

3.1
Sledutah (7718) - Utah, USA - MAR 13, 2017
12oz bottle picked up at Total Wine in Spokane
Pours cloudy dark amber with a small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit and chocolate. Flavor of toasted malts, bready, grapefruit and pine resin
Ok

3.5
Strykzone (7420) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. This beer is deep amber and has just a little beige ring. The aroma is malty, chocolatey, and syrupy. The first sip brings a lot of grain. Citrus hops add some brightness and zest. Light notes of nuts and syrup. Late I get pine and some kind of spice. Dark fruit and then chocolate syrup in the finish. An interesting beer. It went trough a few style changes and that was fun.

3.2
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottela. Clear brown color with fleeting tan head. Nutty, caramel, dust aromas. Medium bodied. Nutty, mild chocolate flavors with earthy dirt, and caramel___smooth finish---not bad.

3.7
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bottle:   Garnet colored, moderate to large frothy sandy head, very nice lacing.   Very soft bistuity malt like nose.   Smidgen of whole wheat bread like grains.   Smooth on the tongue, yet not heavy.   Nice malt base, fairly biscuity without being cloying.   Very clean overall.   For a style that I am not too keen on, this one I am really enjoying.   Wow, yeah, very clean and crisp.   Never thought I would say this, but very refreshing for an English Strong Ale.   Moderate body, smooth almost velvety mouthfeel.   A touch of warming on the backside. &nbps Seems pretty simple, yet very well put together.   Very slight hint of some medicinal alcohol at the exit, but its minor.   This is one biscuity yet not cloying ESA.   I like it!


3.5
hayduke (5548) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. A dark red colored pour with an off-white head and light lacing .Nose of malts with some biscuits and nuts. Some light spice. Medium body. Flavor is malty, with lots of grains . Smooth drinking. Nice beer

3.5
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 20, 2013
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice Bittering hops flavor and finish. Nice average English strong ale. Nice beer for a cold day.

3.8
KansaiBeerLvrs (5190) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 12, 2013
A bottle from Yamaichi via rakuten. I guess the low marks had me not expecting so much so I was pleasently surprised when I pour a wonderful reddish brown beer with a weak head. It has a great malty aroma of caramel & toffee. The flavor is really nice, it starts off with sweet flavors from the malts: toffee, caramel, figs, etc. It’s then followed by a dry hoppy finish but the pine flavor of Cascades is really muted. All in all I really like this beer!

3.2
jandd1983 (4377) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2014
It poured a bright copper color with a beige head. The aroma was of bread, malts, hops and maybe a hint of cocoa. The taste was bready, a little chocolate, some more malts and hops. Nice. Thanks Hayduke!


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