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RATINGS: 1024   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English Strong Ale with a malty taste, unique and different, a true Flying Dog original.

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2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/17/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color with a good amount of clarity. While the offwhite colored head has a nice texture, it quickly fades into a very thin collar - and isnt impressive to start with at less than one finger. The body is pretty beautiful, at least. S: Has a definite graham cracker and chocolate vibe to the aroma. When given the chance to warm up, it develops a prune-like character to it. There isnt much in the way of spicing other than a touch of cinnamon. T: Im surprised how bitter this is. There is almost no sweetness to the caramel and toasted malts - if there is, I sure as shit dont notice it. Normally, this is a good thing for me. But this bitterness works against everything else, ruining both the balance and potential subtleties the spicing could have provided. After a while of warming up, some Centennial hops seem to make an appearance after the midtaste, almost as if its trying (and failing) to ape SN Celebration in a manner. Not horrible, but everything just seems out of whack, and without any distinctness to any of the flavor notes. M: The finish is dry and astringent. The problem is, its not in a balanced manner, increasing the harshness of it. Even worse is the general chalkiness of the feel, which Im no fan of either. All it does is make the texture feel thicker without really feeling substantial. O: STs 2XMAS planted a seed of doubt toward my general dislike of winter warmers. Even if its not a great example of the style, this makes me remember why I dont really care for the typical winter warmer. It feels off for some reason.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nonshaugen (569) - Fetsund, NORWAY - APR 28, 2017
33 cl, bottle conditioned, BB Oct 12th 2017. Reddish dark brown, very thin head, nice level of carbonation, almost clear. Aroma is spicy, with some licorice notes. Mouthfeel is quite thick and dense, well carbonated and long lasting. Flavour follows the aroma somehow, nice cardemom spice, but more vanilla an cocoa coming through, and not so much licorice. And I like that.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SeniorZozo (1680) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 26, 2017
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy_Luke (1739) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 19, 2017
Wypite przed kilkoma laty, nie jest już produkowane Ocena przepisana z notatek.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (3119) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle from Oddbins Beer Shop, Blackheath. Pours brown with a beige head. Nose of licorice, cinnamon, black pepper, caramel, toffee. Flavours of cola, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom (or anything else beginning with c!). Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (3108) - Asturias, SPAIN - FEB 26, 2017
Botella de @Vivalabirra, Oviedo 26/02/17 Color marron oscuro, espuma beige, sapor espaciado, caramelo dulce.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
December 2016 - Bottle share at Leightons. Thanks Fergus! As Flying Dog K-9. Dark amber orange, translucent with a foamy tan head. Aroma is very weird burnt pizza, seared tomatoes, tomato crisps, spiced breadstick, cheesestick, cardboard. An interesting sniff experience. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is earthy, dark chocolate and soil, quite dry into the finish. Points for being interesting! (3.0)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mscig (11) - POLAND - FEB 7, 2017
caramel, bread, cinnamon, cardamon, spices. Not bad as all. Winter Warmer :)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (670) - - FEB 4, 2017
Decent winter sipper. Strong malty flavour with dried fruit, cherries and some spice - cinnamon. Fair backbone of hoppy bitterness but thats underplayed. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
josanguapo (1511) - SPAIN - JAN 26, 2017
From Labirratoriun. In Teku glass. Playing Day of the Tentacle Remastered. The cardamome is pretty notorius but not overwhelming. Very christmasty. Good texture. Drinks well but dont enthusiams.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Korcz (2915) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 20, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.


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