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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, - JAN 1, 2011
Sugary sweet with a strong artificial taste of vanilla. I was given a six pack of this beer and will pass on the remaining five bottles to someone else.

dwendt (1) - - JAN 18, 2018 does not count
It's a great cold winter evening sipping beer. Malty, dark amber-copper with an off-white head. Coco + flowery hops aroma; sweetvmalt caramel toffee/fudge taste with early notes of vanilla. Smooth, creamy and easy to drink while the snow is coming down. Great on-mountain snowboarding brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Crockett (1139) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2017
Pours clear, light cola with a medium sized foamy burned butter head. Big nose of chocolate, with notes of mild leafy hop. Flavour is extremely sweet. Lots of chocolate cookie dough, and vanilla. Traces of wood and earth. Herbal hops. Touches of berry tart. The description is weirdly non descript. "Special" this, and "Premium" that. Not 100% sure this is always consistent. It's definitely tasty for a winter sipper. Don't think I'd want to have more than two in a row. If it weren't for some bitterness, this would be quite cloying. Body is deceptively medium/thin. It actually has the same or more chocolate in there than Rogue's or Young's Chocolate Stout. Caramel/Molasses. Definitely has the Tootsie-Roll flavour many other raters describe. Is that a good thing? Maybe. It would be a good introductory beer in a flavour profile. More of a chocolate porter than an ESA. Chocolate and Crystal malts. Not sure if there is oatmeal in with the malts or not, but more would make it luscious. Finish is quite sticky. Enjoyable.

kevinsenn (2310) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2017
Can. Tootsie roll aroma. Sort of messy Tootsie roll aroma with fruit... Like a Tootsie Pop I guess. It's drinkable but not my first choice in winter ales.

Oilcruzer (0) - - NOV 18, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2017 Best on tap (draught.) If in bottle or can then pour into separate glass. Requires less agitation than a lager of course. Vanilla w caramel. Great beer on a cold day. Garbage beer on a hot day.

Otacon1ca () - Broadview, Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 18, 2017
Tastes of dark chocolate and mint. In fact those two flavors are overpowering for me. It's a pretty punchy tasting beer too, very loud. Seems like they just dumped a bunch of cocoa powder into a low-quality beer and ruined it even more. I tried to drink it but couldn't even get halfway through the can.

azzurro (509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2017
Very impressed by this one. Got it from the LCBO special winter pack. Always a nice surprise from a beer in can. A strong cocoa aroma and caramel taste.

neroaga (56) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2017
Malty ale that lingers on the mouth. Dark brown with light carbonation. Standard stout flavour

adamnowek (3518) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 13, 2017
I loved this shit when I was 19. Deep amber. Aroma is caramel and malt. Taste is quite sweet, with a lot of vanilla extract.

mikkopen (1197) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
473 ml can. Clear dark amber colour, thin off-white head. Sweetish malty aroma with caramel, chocolate and vanilla. The flavour is malty, a little toasted, with cocoa, caramel and vanilla, and a moderately hoppy finish. OK.

AlainG (2410) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2017
Une bière cuivrée et foncée et limpide. La mousse...ah?! Disparue. Un nez de caramel et de tarte au sucre. Un goût de dessert, de pouding au pain et d’essence de vanille. Il y a des saveurs minérales au travers ça. Une effervescence soutenue. Une bière correcte comme ça, mais sinon, ça manque de profondeur. Merci Mark. (2107-210217)

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