Equinox Midwinter Warmer

 
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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Poured a muddled reddish-amber color with a moderate off-white head that faded to a layer. Aroma of sweet caramel, brown sugar, candied fruit, fig, plum, bourbon, oak, and vanilla. Smooth, sweet entry with hints of caramel and brown sugar paired with a sweet fruitiness including plum, red apple, and red grape that are paired with a bourbon spiciness that lingers into the finish where it is paired with a softer vanilla flavor that dries the palate slightly. Low carbonation and slick, smooth mouth feel. Overall, it was lacking some refinement, but the intensity of the flavors present was pretty impressive. Some working at melding the flavors more seamlessly would really push this beer up the ladder.


3.7
JefVerstraete (3562) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle from tderoeck. Many thanks! Hazy orange colour, white foam. Sweet nose of vanilla, dried fruit, plums, some tropical fruit.

4.3
tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2017
30/V/17 - 1Pt. 0.9Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, 2014 vintage (2017-694) Thanks to Tinus for sharing the bottle!

Clear amber to reddish beer, creamy yellowish head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, sweet, caramel, dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, some citrus, hoppy, some alcohol, strawberry. Aftertaste: hoppy, some strawberry jam, bit sweet, soft bitterness, some tropical fruits, mango, vanilla, very nice stuff.

3.6
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2014
16 oz. bottle from Equinox. 2013 vintage. Appearance: finger khaki head, orange copper color, cloudy, light to no lacing. Aroma: raisin, molasses, light alcohol notes, light molasses notes. Palate: medium full body, light carbonation, light oily carbonation, Taste: sweet malt and raisin fruitiness, light bitter balance on the end, but just a compliment. Light cloying sweetness. Overall, amazingly smooth, super amazing fruitiness.

3
Steve_0 (3744) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle at home, picked up in Fort Collins. 2011 vintage. Pour is murky amber with a big tan head and great lacing. Toffee, dark fruity, figgy, fusel, bready, lightly hoppy, caramel, and grainy aroma. Taste is caramel, grassy, licorice, grain, toasted cereal, nutty, tea leaves, dough, and raisins. Slick mouthfeel with high carbonation. Meh.

3.8
ajnepple (6981) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2013
On tap at Equinox. Reddish-brown with an off-white head. Caramelized malt aroma, dark fruit. Medium to full body with soft carbonation. I enjoyed this one.

3.6
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2012
2011 500ml bottle purchased at Supermarket Liquors. pours a deep red with orange highlights and a thin to no head... very low carbonation. sweet dark fruits and caramel across the nose. med to full body with brown sugar notes, dark fruits, caramel malts, light citrus bitterness and warming spices. sweet finish with big dark fruit layers along with a subtle citrus undertone... and a bit of alcohol warmth.

3.4
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2012
Thanks to Jeff for sending a 500ml bottle of this my way! Strange to see how few ratings there are, as everything about this beer - from the slightly dissolute label to the seriously mellowed aroma and flavors - screamed aging to me. Regardless, these were the qualities that stood out. It was a translucent caramel brown color, understated carbonation, and a serious MALT BOMB that went down pretty nicely on one of the colder evenings this past winter. A bit too syrupy and boozy in places, but I know some dig it like that.

3.7
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2012
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy red with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toasted and roasted malts, touch of dark fruit, deep fruity notes, hints of a slight oaky note. Taste is a mix of slight oak, right into sweet dark fruits, caramel and toffee notes, touch of biscuit and grass, finishing fairly sweet.

3.3
Ratman197 (15220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2012
On tap at Hops and pie poured a hazy brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, tobacco and light woodiness. Palkate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, carmel, tobacco and a hint of woodiness with a smooth dry lingering malty finish.

3.5
Camons (13031) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2012
Tap @ Equinox taproom. A stop on grand tour of Fort Collins breweries and bars with Tim, Aaron and Armin, Thanks !! Pours deep amber with a small offwhite hehead. Aroma of sweet malt, toast, toasted caramel, dried fruit, alcohol, oak. Taste is sweet with malt, caramel, toast, dried fruit,oak, light spicy, boozy. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, alcoholic finish. 250212


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