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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 39   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Experience a world of hearty flavors and aromas with this special winter beer. This brew starts as a Scottish ale featuring European and Domestic malts, giving Hullabaloo intriguing caramel and roast nuances. A blend of American and English hops delivers ample bitterness & unique hop profile. This is a big, rich beer with a nice, underlying complexity Toast to the Season!

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Copper colored pour with an off-white head. Nose of fruit, bread, and toasted malt. Slight nuttiness, a bit of yeast, very mild roast and chocolate. Some earthy and spicy hops, too. The flavor is mostly sweet bread and toffee malt. Some light hop bitterness, a bit of earth, spice, and roast. A mild chocolate flavor, some nuts, and a bit of water.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14956) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours dark copper with a slight foamy yellow/beige head. Aroma is light roast malt with mild spice. Med body. Flavor has a hint of chocolate, then light caramel, mild roastiness, and enough bitterness to make it drinkable. Its flavorful, but far from imperially so. Good drinkin beer for the winter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (12735) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Sample at Kinetic Brewing Company. Murky reddish-brown in color with a medium beige head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of earthy malt, caramel and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, hops and a touch of dark fruit. The finish is sweet malt up front and leaves a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2015
2014 - burnt caramel and toffee nose and flavor, with very light dark fruits. Pretty unassuming, but nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (11035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Medium brown pour. I like the sweet malts, a hint of peat, some roasted nuts. Almost a hint of pine nuts. Enough hops to offer good balance. Good grain bill. Enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (10201) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Tap at Neighborhood in San Diego. Murky copper/orange pour with a white head. Earthy and bitter, slightly sweet. Good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Tap at the brewery. Clear deep amber pour. Beige foam. Nose is malty, raw, caramel, fairly neutral. Taste is soapy, dusty, dry, quite tannic. Papery finish. Eh. Spotty lace.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12oz bottle pours with a nearly clear amber sort of copper body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up roasted malts, toasted bread, some spicy notes and mild sweet dark fruity esters. The taste starts with malts, roasted malts, big roasty nuttiness and then some modest spiciness. Wow. This has lots of nuttiness going on, its pretty nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On tap at the source. Pours with a crystal clear bronze hued body with a medium sized off-white head. Aromas are malty, lightly earthy, toasty, medium caramel, and a bit of a distracting roast. Low ester. Flavors are quite roasty for the style, slightly watery, medium malt, toasted, caramel. Medium carbonation. Misses the mark a touch for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle@ trailer. Bright bronze color with ivory head. Toast, nutty, dark bread, earthy aromas. Smooth medium mouthfeel. Nice toasty, nutty, earthy hop flavors with lightly bitter finish---tasty good.


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