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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hateball16 (105) - - DEC 4, 2012
Can. Appearance: Nice ruby colour with excellent clarity, large creamy light tan head, lasts reasonably well and leaves some nice lacing. Aroma: Very strong vanilla dominates, also some rum notes (actually the aroma can be well described as spiced rum). Faint hop aroma. Flavour: Quite sweet, not usually a big fan of sweetness, but this actually works for me with this beer. Not much else really, some nuttiness and toasted bread. Slight bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, medium body, a chewiness that I cant decide if I like or not. Short finish and not much of the warming aftertaste that I like in a winter beer. Overall: I could drink this again quite happily, but probably wont go out of my way to get it. Will try it on tap soon hopefully and maybe it will impress more.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neroaga (31) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2017
Malty ale that lingers on the mouth. Dark brown with light carbonation. Standard stout flavour

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adamnowek (2475) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkopen (1149) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlainG (2190) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2017
Une bire cuivre et fonce et limpide. La mousse...ah?! Disparue. Un nez de caramel et de tarte au sucre. Un got de dessert, de pouding au pain et dessence de vanille. Il y a des saveurs minrales au travers a. Une effervescence soutenue. Une bire correcte comme a, mais sinon, a manque de profondeur. Merci Mark. (2107-210217)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keenano (57) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017
Draft. Pours a deep amber brown with no head. Aromas of absolute sweetness - brown sugar, subtle mint, caramel and toffee. Matching taste - cloying and overpowering through the finish. Way too much in this winter ale

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (4547) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2017
Bouteille de 341ml. Une robe brune acajou fonce avec une mousse beige. Un nez et une bouche identiques avec du chocolat et du caramel sucr la tonne. On dirait une ale qui est pass date o les malts ont tourns en caramel chocolat avec de la vanille artificielle en prime. Trop sucr.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Tranquillity (2220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2017
Canned. Clear red body, small even beige head. The aroma is metallic, hoppy and slightly sweet. The taste is bland and watery.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChadPoole (458) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2016
Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is dark fruits, vanilla and malts. Sweet malts, carmel, toffee and vanilla flavours with a medium body and carbonation. A little sweet for me but not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ILduce (278) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2016 Orange amber. Big bubbly beige head that dissipates rather quickly, but leaves behind a lot of lace. The aroma is pleasantly adorned with notes of toffee, caramel, floral hops, and bread. The flavour pales however. Mostly sweet malts and grain with caramel. Sticky on the palate and it tends to thin out as it hits the back of the mouth. Not enough body or alcohol to be a winter offering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (1000) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2016
Pours a pretty big creamy looking off white head. Has a dark amber/copper appearance. Nice dirty lacing. Mild sweet malts and floral hop aromas. Flavours are pretty sweet with some caramel and toffee coming through early with notes of vanilla on the back end. Really good taste, not really bitter at all. Medium carbonation, with a nice mouthcoating creamy mouthfeel. Very nice and smooth on the palate. Pretty good and easy to drink.


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