RATINGS: 570   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Our "winter warmer" ale, brewed with copious helpings of English malts and US and English hops, a ruddy hued "Imperial ESB" in style. Full malty flavors dancing with powerful hop aromas and a lingering, firm hop bitterness. Seasonally available from mid October to February.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 2, 2006
12oz, no date courtesy of bstill. Pours a clear orangeish red with a fading one finger beige head. Aroma of woody, earthy, and floral hops, some fruit and burnt caramel malt notes. Flavor had some fruity sweetness, some burnt toffee, pretty big bitterness in the middle with some pine and wood, though it is balanced quite well. Lingering bitter slightly chalky finish. Moderate to full body, moderate carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty darn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - OCT 24, 2006
Pours amber with a white head. The aroma is full of hoppish charateristics of citrus and pine. The flavor is highly hopped with a citrusy bitterness and a finish that is nicely hopped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Bottle. Brillant amber color. Thin white head vanishes quickly. Strong malty aroma. Thick rich caramel malty taste. Sweet and fulled bodied. Some rosted flavors in the background. Very good beer,better then I thought it would be. ESB on streroids.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Nice! This was one of my favorites at this Newtown Brewfest this year. This is a really nice hopped up DIPA. Pours a clear deep amber with a thin lasting off white head. Aroma is sticky sweet with tons of citrus and mango hops and slightly floral. Full flavor with lots of sweet caramel malts, sticky hop resins, citrus, slight tropical fruits, and some pine. Good body and a nice bitter finish. I think I had at least 2-3 samples of this at the fest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Sampled this at the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival. Imperial ESB, what a great concept! Medium amber in color. Malt aromas. Rich bitter finish. Great house beer that needs to be casked!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Sampled with Stegosaurus and beerded_one at Newtown brewfest. Poured a copper color with serious hop aroma. Too bitter for my taste and I really did not like it or much from this brewery at the fest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Winter storm pours a dark amber color with a small white head. The aroma is slightly hoppy and somewhat like old shoe leather. The flavor is malty, slightly bitter, and musty. Spicey and bitter in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (7763) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2006
Poured a clear brown with almost no white head. Smelled like candy and flowers, very interesting and inviting. Initial flavor is extremely malty and just a little bitter. Big mouth feel with a bitter, fizzy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dkoonce (911) - Peoples Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Pours a gold to amber color with not much head. The aroma is overpowering, with a very fruity scent. Sweet, with a lot of hops evident in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13892) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Bottle sample at Cliffton Beer Fest. Poured dark copper color with an average fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate grassy citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium bitter flavor with a smooth bitter finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable beer.

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