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RATINGS: 407   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Pros: Super heavy spice character, big time pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon and brown sugar. Strong flavor. Lots of taste. Even finishes well. Nice color.

Cons: A bit heavy on the spice, so much where it is basically the only element. Thin bodied. Out of balance.

Still pretty impressive.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine & More, McLean. Dark brown body with lasting mocha head. Nose is spices, roasty, nutmeg, chocolate. Taste is similar of malts, spices, caramel, some vanilla and nutmeg for sure. Warming in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5881) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2016
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of foamy light brown colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque black brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was medicinal and malty. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start mediumly tingly at the finish with a lingering malty aftertaste. The mild flavor contained notes of black malt roasted malt brown malt and malt. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Berard (636) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle. String smell of cinnamon and cloves. Pours dark brown with thin white head that dissipates quickly. Lightly carbonated. Thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUN 19, 2016
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are spices, dark fruits, and some figs.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mfhennig (282) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2016
This one smells terrific, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and maybe some toffee or caramel. Looks very nice, a murky reddish brown with a small beige head that fades quickly. The flavor was too "spicy", the flavors just didnt mix for me. I was hoping for more, Dark Horse usually gets it right, but not this time.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slipstream (2502) - 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.

4.4
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4902) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (4044) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kassner (1553) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2016
OK but not great. A little things overall. Caramel and sweet. Brown color and no head


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