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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Combines premium malt with aromatic specialty hops. Brewed with our special yeast, this beer has a vanilla like finish. A robust ale. Pair it with holiday meals.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1763) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
paisse mousse couleur crme sur un breuvage cuivr aux reflets oranges. Le nez est de noix et de cacao. Texture mi-paisse, liquide translucide. En bouche, beaucoup de chocolat et de vanille, ce qui est assez surprenant. Trs bonbon, mais sa texture la rend presque dsaltrante. Tout est dans les malts, et on doit reconnatre son originalit, mais cest une bire qui ne plaira pas tout le monde, et qui derrire le voile sucr nest finalement pas grand-chose.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdleedahl (276) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
This beer is very full bodied and has a strong caramel sweetness. It's a very clear amber with medium carbonation. Not much aroma though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (6011) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and malt. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, malt, and spices. Nice and easy to drink.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
retinadoc (236) - - FEB 24, 2016
Draft. Delightful, well finished beer. Slightly sweet, with prominent chocolate aroma and flavor. Delicious mixture of chocolate, vanilla, and cream flavors. No off odors or flavors. Unlike the current hit-or-miss trend of uber-high hops and ABV IPAs, this one is extremely smooth and well finished. Clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (1237) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
can. Poured clear dark copper with a thin silky beige head. Sweet malt aroma with vanilla. Medium body, crisp carbonation with a oily mouthfeel. Toasted malt flavour, notes of vanilla and coffee, molasses, bitter herbal hops leave a resin finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Johnsense (1499) - - JAN 28, 2016
Amber pour with a smaller head. Chocolate and vanilla prominent in the aroma and taste with not much else going on. Slightly bitter, medium body.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bunget (896) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2016
473ml can. Clear amber body, medium beige head with average retention and some lacing. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, condensed milk, Baileys. Taste is consistent with the aroma: caramel, condensed milk, vanilla. Some medicinal-metallic aftertaste. Disappointing.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 16, 2016
355 ml can from a Granville Island winter sampler, served in a weissbier vase. Pours a light coppery shade with an off-white, short-lived head. Did not notice carbonation. Aroma bodes unwell with overwhelming vanilla over some hardly-identifiable malts; flavor is so cream soda-like and vanilla-dense it nauseated me close to spewing. Did not notice palate. This is a definite drainpour and a reminder to avoid any "winter ale" - see my review of Tree Brewings Vertical Winter Ale. Why would you want to oversaturate perfectly good beer with this "winter" flavoring nonsense? Ho ho oh hell no.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
billyred64 (3) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015 does not count
Has a strong chocolate overtone with vanilla accents. There is a bitterness to the drink that makes it work. Definitely a brew that makes winter bearable!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RickTheRick (949) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2015
Une bire cuivre et claire aux reflets rubis foncs qui est surmonte dune mousse bruntre mince se verse dans le verre. Les flaveurs de caramel, de vanille et de chocolat au lait semblent artificielles, autant au nez quen bouche. Javais limpression de boire une tarte au sucre liquide, mais cheap. Je serais aussi bien de boire une Vie de Chteau tant qu a. Ouin. Non.


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