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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A spiced Winter Warmer brewed with nutmeg, clove, allspice and other holiday flavors.

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3.2
tgncc (3144) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2014
At the Valley Forge Beer Fest 2013. The aroma is spicy. The appearance is deep brown off-white head. The flavor is spicy sweet. Medium in body. Spicy finish. OK.

3.2
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Aroma has notes of yeasty breads, cereal malts, and holiday spices. Dark murky brown hue with a small off-white head that left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery with average carbonation. Overall, a decent brew for winter but not one I would buy again.

3.7
nuplastikk (6514) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
12oz bottle. Dark Horse obviously can nail dark beers. So they make a spiced bomb Winter Warmer into a big, imperial dark beer. Clove, peppermint, spicy action..but with the smoothest of smooth massive dark malt backbone to hold it up. This is an enjoyable beer all the way, but also one I’m happy to just have one of..the pumpkin pie spices are played out. If Winter Warmers are your thing, this is mandatory stuff.

3.7
HoppyScallywag (339) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Good, seasoned flavor. Not a ton of sweetness, which I like. .............................. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Was pretty disappointed in this one. It poured a dark red color with a beige head. Aroma was of christmas spices, toast and caramel. Flavor was way way over the top clove, like eating a handful of cloves. Too offensive to be appreciated.

3.3
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
From the bottle, pours a very dark brown with thin off white head and visible sediment. Thick sweet malty aroma with notes of earth, nutmeg, cloves. Taste is watery thin, lots of flavors of bitter malts, nutmeg and cloves, finishes earthy and bitter, a little dry.

3.7
ReverendMoon (158) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Very nice. Alcohol is not nearly as obvious as the abv suggests. Great spices, cinnamon, clove. Just couldn't detect much on the nlae ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Sweet spiced chocolate aroma - a bit like chocolate gingerbread. Black brown with a large tan head. Holiday spices, sweet bready malt, and light spice bitterness in the finish. Flavor even reminds me a little of gingerbread. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.1
ICEatALAMO (1358) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle, '13 version. The pour is a dark carmel color. The aroma is full of holiday spices. The taste is strong with those same holiday spices. A bit different for a xmas ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours clear brown with a small, creamy beige head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is nutmeg, cloves, allspice, light pine and spruce hops, caramel, nutty, and toast malt with dates and figs. Flavor is moderate spices, sweet caramel malt, nutty and toast malt character, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.


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