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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Strong dark ale finished with winter spices.

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3.7
reggiedunlop (3724) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
pours deep brown/black with a medium tan head...heavy lacing. aroma has light vanilla beneath spices, spruce and mild berry notes. flavor follows suit...very nice job of balancing the spices here and not going overboard. not my favorite style but this is a nice example.

3.4
beerbill (3618) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2015
On draught at the Newark, DE location. Arrived to the table rimmed with brown sugar and cinnamon. Damn, I hate that. I wish places would tell you when they do that. The beer is deep reddish brown with red highlights when held up against the light. It’s difficult to discern what is beer and what is the sugar and spice on the rim in terms of the aroma. Once I got a clean spot to drink from, the flavor is malt with mild vanilla and chocolate with some caramel. A touch of Christmas spicing. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.

3.6
keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2010
On tap in Maple Shade. Nice light amber with a big long lasting head. The aroma was spicy and sweet. Flavor was very nice with a bit of sweetness followed by the spices and hops. Quite a kick as it goes down. Nice and warming but beware. A couple of these can sneak up on you.

4
User37895 (3042) - - DEC 30, 2011
On draft at the Newark location. Rim only half coated w cinnamon/sugar as requested - nice! Pour is deep dark brown with definite choco colored head, decent initial size, little lacing left behind. Aroma of robust spices, toasted bananas, faint chocolate. Flavor all that followed with nuts, tons of brown sugar, blended toasty/roasty notes, faint molasses. Mouthfeel smooth and a tad silky. About as stellar as a spiced, brown, or non dIPA holiday beer could be! Nice jobl Justin!

4.3
obxdude10 (2324) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
On draft at the Phoenixville restaurant. The beer pours a dark brown color with a sizable beige head. The head leaves a nice amount of lacing around the sides of the glass. The nose is full of spices, like nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, along with some earthy and bready notes. The body is very smooth and easily drinkable. The flavors are extremely well-balanced and delicious, with seasonal spiced flavors. Iron Hill’s Winter Warmer is definitely one of the best winter seasonals I’ve tasted in a long time, maybe even ever! Very delicious!

3.3
Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon and caramel. Taste is sweet and spicy. Solid.

3.7
Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Darkish brown in color with a thin white head. Aroma is spicy and sweet at the same time with notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, nuts(not sure what kind), and a touch of chocolate. Taste starts out spicy and transitions into a sweet molasses/brown sugar finish. One of my favorites from Iron Hill so far.

4
closey22 (1946) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Deep cloudy brown with lasting tan head aroma is of slight cinnamon Flava is dry and roasty with some hints of spice not overly spiced or sweet finishes dry feels rich Merry Christmas

3
raymow (1650) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
on tap at Maple Shade - it was 7% abv this year but you could really taste the alcohol. Otherwise, pretty typical winter ale with the usual cinnamon and spice flavors. The cinnamon rimmed glass was a cool touch, though.

3.6
GMCC2181 (1610) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Draft at IH Wilmington. Brown in color not much head. The bartenders rim the glass with some brown sugar... I could of done with out that... anyway. Smells nutty and malty. Taste is like a brown ale. Lots of nuts, strong malt backbone with some winter spices. Medium body and carbonation level.. Overall: Nice winter ale...


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