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RATINGS: 422   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfratzke (97) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Aroma of cloves and ginger and cola. Appearance is a murky brown with a small tan head. Tastes is lots of clove, gingerbread, nutmeg. Some bitterness in the finish. Nice offering for a Christmas ale.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1525) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Color is deep, opaque red-brown, nearly black in the thick spots. No head or lace, really. Aroma is cola and cocoa. CInnamon and spices. Gets more "burnt" as it warms up a bit. Even a little musty, but that might be age. (Its mid-March and Im drinking an elf-themed beer.) The flavor is more cola, cinnamon, sugary caramel, molasses. Some ashtray. The feelis thick and chewy, but very smooth. This is a very pleasant beer, and at 8.75% it dont treat you gentle.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (3600) - CROATIA - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml from Beergium, shared with JFK10000, Max and Domagoj. Pours brown with small off-white head. Malty, caramel, spicy, clove, cinnamon, dried fruit. Moderate sweetness. Medium bodied.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (1552) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 7, 2017
bottle @ home clear dark brown, minimal cappuccino brown head ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, "vin brul", vanilla, cocoa beer version of vin brul. Spicy warming with chocolate hint

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (1634) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 20, 2017
@ Budapest, Csakajosor. // Big spices on the nose but glad they dont over power the taste. Cinnamon, and general spices with some light roastiness. Solid brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (2563) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 12, 2017
brownish ruby colour, medium sized dense beige head; aroma of christmas spices like nutmeg, clove, maybe some cinnamon, too, some cocoa and herbal notes; taste is the same with syrupy sweetness and some sourish-dried fruity notes; good beer

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LLaurin (437) - Motala, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2017
Really nice colour dark reddish brown with foamy head in beige. Nose is sweet with spicy herbal notes. Taste rich malty and sweet. Agreeable overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
monk191 (1937) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2017
An ok winter warmer. Pours a nice deep reddish black with a tan head. Smells great, cinnamon, ginger, dark fruit. Taste is very malty, with some cinnamon and ginger and a bit of marshmallow in the finish. Had on tap at the brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeijoA (65) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2017
35 cl bottle. Colour is black with a small off-white head. Aroma has that typical DH "base" of chocolate and dark malt, but with Christmas spices, cardamom and cloying sweetness at the forefront. Taste follows the same, but with a stronger presence from the chocolate with spices and sweetness. Quite full-bodied and low-carbonated. Not generally a big fan of spiced ales. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2017
2015 bottle, tasted 12/22/16. There is definitely a nice holiday spice nose from the cap to the pour. A whiff of phenol from aged malt, but it dissipates in a minute. The color is a deep brown, just a little light showing through. The head pours out tan and very thin, but stays in place for several minutes. If you noticed from the description: yes, this is pumpkin pie spice. But it lacks any oher pretensions of a "pumpkin pie" beer, and just lets the spices stand for themselves. The malt slips in just a little bit with a notes of brown sugar, and a slight suggestion of smoky peat. The bitterness as low, as befits a spicy beer like this. And the higher alcohol is barely noticed, and goes down quickly. I call this one for cheese trays, chips n dips, or dessert.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (4046) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2016
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel , nutmeg and cloves. Taste is the spices and some fruit


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