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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Toffee brown, medium-bodied, with a creamy head and an aroma of raisins and freshly baked dark bread. Mild Winterís rich caramel malt and spicy rye flavors are sure to take the bite out of whatever Old Man Winter brews up for you this year.

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3.7
beakerh20 (66) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Almost is like a porter. Dark full bodied with some notes caramel. Is a good choice. Not able to find this up north ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
mikehanneman (63) - Iowa, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Great beer. Reminds me of drinking coffee because the tones of caramel malts are so strong. Super seasonal beer!

1.9
jonhall (62) - - JUL 9, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2012 Pours decently dark amber perhaps chestnut. Hints of toffee up front. Uninteresting finish. Another example of nothing wrong but nothing worthwhile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Shitpantz (61) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Nice amber/brown color pours great into a pint with a nice head. Malty aroma (some raisin and caramel malt in the aroma). Very tasty for a mild - nice winter drink.

3.4
burgess1984 (51) - ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
light for a winter ale but smooth, comfortable and has enough going on to keep you interested in cracking just another bottle.

2.3
WASW (50) - - FEB 4, 2012
Really unpleasant savour smell gives way to a nice and quite subdued malt flavour. Not going to be a regular.

3.8
Coxy (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2010
Winter ale but not too much about it thatís warming. Slight spice and red brown colour which is nice. Good all rounded beer that doesnít fall down in any particular area. Itís strong abv isnít too noticeable but definitely does hit the nail. It has a subtle sweetness to it that is possibly from the hops used. Overall a very enjoyable beer as most of the Goose Island beers are.

3.8
whitebear (41) - - APR 25, 2012
Amber with an off white head. Fuggles with grain maybe biscuit malt... taste with maltiness and a tang of rye.

3.8
tonyth1965 (39) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Pours a wonderful dark brown, but crystal clear. Tan head dissipates quickly, with much less lacing than I anticipated at the pour. Has a pleasant sweet aroma, but not fruity. Roasted malts dominate the taste, not heavy on the hops. However, there is a pronounced bitterness in the aftertaste that probably kept me from rating it higher. Overall, quite good.

3.5
moocow9386 (37) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep copper/amber color with only slight transparency. There is a small amount of white head with poor retention. Aroma isnít too complex, but with a hint of Bavarian bread and some malts. Taste is mostly of slightly bitter malts with a slightly watery finish. Medium body. This is a very drinkable beer.


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