RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
A spiced Winter Warmer brewed with nutmeg, clove, allspice and other holiday flavors.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2566) - USA - MAY 3, 2016
A good spiced ale for the winter / holiday season. Taste of nutmeg, cinnamon, coffee, toasted malts, molasses, and yeast. Stays pretty dry despite the moderately high ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EyeAmBaldman (461) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Pours opaque dark mahogany with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly and leaves minor lacing in the glass. Aroma is nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is strong, spicy with loads of nutmeg and a pinch of cinnamon, some cloves and a hint of caramel. The warmer it gets the spicier it is. Finally a beer from Dark Horse I can get behind. I like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (5077) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2016
Rated on 02-17-2016 (Bottle) This beers appearance is a very small creamy, smooth tan head that is mostly lasting, opaque dark brown body and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma presents spicy, nutmeg, some clove, cinnamon, caramel, and roasted malt. The flavor presents nutmeg, cinnamon, spicy, roasted malt, and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation. This beer is light-medium bodied. A quaffable beer that is moderately spicy tasting and is worth trying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (4147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2016
This is a strong malty spiced ale with a weird sweaty note from either one of the spices or autolysis. It is dark brown and pretty much headless. This is decidedly on the heavy side and low carbonation makes it seem lifeless and a bit slimy. This is just not a great beer overall. Im not into it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1628) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2016
OK but not great. A little things overall. Caramel and sweet. Brown color and no head

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (4151) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2016
On tap at Ellyns Tap & Grill in Glen Ellyn, IL., and full sampler served, displaying a bright & clear, darkest brown color, with ruby highlighting, a fluffy layer of tan head foam, and frothy spray as lacing. The nose was toasted, moderately roasted, with a touch of caramel sweetness, and holiday spices that highlighted ginger, clove, & nutmeg to me. The taste was as a dark, holiday loaf, with maybe a hint of dark fruit, slightly earthy & herbal bitterness, spices toward the back, in a medium body, with average carbonation. Decently warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fidelis83 (2354) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Dark brown pour with a one finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is allspice heavy pie spice, cooked apple, toasty cinnamon, dark caramel, crusty bread, nutty notes and earthy hops. Flavor is cinnamon, allspice, roast, chocolate, cooked apple and plum, potpourri floral notes, nutty, woody and pine notes. Medium body, slightly syrupy feel, heavy and sharp carbonation. Pretty good overall, but way over carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (929) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan ring. Looks like Coke. Sweet winter spice aroma with some dark fruits. Fairly smooth with hints of figs, nutmeg, & cinnamon. Flavor isnt too bold and doesnt linger very long. Has a warm dry finish with emphasis on the cinnamon. OK but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
screigh (700) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Pours almost black. Large Brown head with some lacing. Spicy aroma. Spicy flavor. A bit of dark chocolate bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmohno (1586) - Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Dark with slight red hue. Light head. Aroma is brown sugar caramel, and light spices. Slight chocolate maybe a slight/faint roast. Taste is smooth with some mild malty smoothness and some blended dark malts, dark fruits, and dark chocolate character. Spices are somewhat subdued, which I like, and this seems on the lines of a porter/ strong ale almost as well.

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