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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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We mashed up traditional English-style barley wine-style and old ale winter warmer-style ales with citrusy American hops like Simcoe, Centennial, Columbus, Chinook, Amarillo and, fittingly, Glacier, to create a Floridian Winter Ale.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (26437) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Tarheels86 at DC’s first tasting of 2010. Medium brown with an edge head and good lacing. Aroma of caramel malts, flavor of butterscotch. Interesting and tasty.


3.5
Derbeth (1128) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 22, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2018 Bottle 2015/2016. Dark colour, almost black, ruby reflexes, minimal head, barely any lacing. Aroma is lots of raisin, dates, fig, also bread. Alcohol well hidden. I cannot find hops aroma. Medium sweetness. Full body. Feels more Belgian than an English barley wine. Good but not spectacular.

3.3
rami_pl (4816) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 9, 2018
Rami Rami is drinking a Warmer Winter Winter Warmer by Cigar City Brewing at garwolińska Utlenione, miodowe, przyprawowe, nieco owocowe, nieco chlebowe, nieco pali usto, nieco takie niezle i tyla... 3.3? 3.4?
Rami Rami: 3.3 - bo jeszcze alko niemalo

2.9
Drago7 (998) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 8, 2018
Z: karmel, alko, jakiś utleniony miód, susz. S: karmelek, przypalony. Jest goryczka, trochę alko. Bez szału. Finisz taki przypieczony karmelek.

3.5
tomekboniek (945) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 8, 2018
Butelka. Barwa brunatna z niewielką piana szybko uciekająca. solidnie nachmielone, karmel. Ciężkie w odczuciu w niewielkich ilościach dobre.

3.5
jandorris (917) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 8, 2018
2015-2016. Porządne angielskie barley wine. Chmiele już ciut utlenione, ale w sumie nie przesadzone. Przyjemne, bez urywania.

3.9
SarkyNorthener (5012) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2018
Sarkynorthener 5k and faggots night. Bottle shared thanks to Richthevillan, cheers Rich. Almost black beer with small bead around rim. Aroma of toffee, dark malts and liquorice. Taste is pontefract cake, treacle, roasted malts and sticky dark fruit. Sticky palate. Very good.

3.9
RichTheVillan (8457) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2018
Bottle during Sarkynorthener 5k and Faggot night via Cotteridge Wines; opaque brown pour with a creamy tan head, aroma has sweet toffee, taste has sweet toffee, hint of vanilla, some molasses, dark fruits.

4
jgb9348 (6592) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2017
Very deep dark brown and copper coloured body with a nice brown and slight ruby tint when held up to a light, all with a small two centimetre tall tan head that fades quite quickly to just about nothing on top. Aroma of alcohol, pitted fruits, prunes, figs, plums, grain, bourbon, vanilla and a dose of oak, but the sweetness and alcohol dominate. Full-bodied; Rich, dense mouthful, predominantly of sweetness, but also some more pungent alcohol and oak flavours along with some bourbon, grain, figs, earth, vanilla and prunes, but the alcohol and caramelised sugars really come through near the end. Aftertaste shows alcohol, caramelised sugars, grain, malt, earth, oak, bourbon, whiskey and a big dose of both figs/raisins and some noticeable vanilla pod flavours. Overall, a nice and incredibly strong beer that goes down quite easily, but is stronger than I can imagine with the harshness definitely rubbed off the edges and still showing some punch, but less so in the edges with the malt being a bit more easy to get down. Still, nice to try and perhaps a good amount of pungency for the style, but if you are seeking a lighter beverage or want to drink this immediately, you are probably better with a different beer. I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tampa, Florida on 03-January-2014 for US$11,99 sampled at home in Washington, just a few hours before hopping on a flight back for Florida on 25-December-2017, Christmas Day.

3.8
chrisv10 (18737) - DENMARK - DEC 25, 2017
Bottle "2015-2016". Very dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, biscuit, dark fruit, wood and hop. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruit, toasted, plume, sweet, warming, oak and medium bitter.

3.8
Desverger (13759) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2017
Bottle sourced from Kihoskh, shared at home with the Mrs - pours a dark brown colour with a nice beige head, Sweet malty with lots of caramel and toffee, some treacle, assortment of dried fruit, medium to full body, solid hoppy backing, sweet malty finish.


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