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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A hearty British style strong ale with a deep chestnut color. This warming elixer complements stews, soups, roasts and wild game. It's magically delicious.

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2010
Draft, light chestnut colored pour. sweet caramel malt aroma, rich malty presence. Taste has that ringwood yeast aspect, buttery, hints of nutmeg, light dark fruit. Decent mouthfeel. Decnt

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AskForJenny (1082) - Ontario, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2010
12oz - Toffee color, two fingers of light tan head, small bubbles, nice lace and clear appearance. Woody, bock nose. Malt and a vague cabbage, good in combination. Good not great

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Nose is toasty and bready. Light sweetness, but mostly bread grain really. Pours hazy orange brown with a short lived head. Toasty bready flavors in a mold almost exactly like the nose. Light sweetness in the finish. Somewhat dry, a dash of bitterness also. Not bad, but probably the most uninteresting beer I have had in a while.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McGarnigle (645) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2009
From bottle. Slightly hazy caramel/toffee color, and those notes come through on the tongue. Euro-hops and spice (cinnamon and nutmeg included). Not too sweet. Decent body. I wouldnt have thought its nearly 7% ABV. Im not a big fan of spiced ales, which works against this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (10126) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle. Medium brown with a slight amber tint. Medium tan, fine head. Amber malt aroma with caramel, chocolate, raisins. Very sweet and biscuity, with caramel and cookies. Warm, medium to full bodied. Finish of sweet malt, then alcohol and hops. Turns bitter in the end, and lasts a while. A pretty enjoyable brew.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tanker12 (173) - USA - MAR 23, 2009
Malty Aroma from the bottle. Taste is mild with some spices and it ends with a watery finish. Would not drink this is if was not in the mix pack

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ron (3891) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle. Orange/amber color with nice head retention and lacing. Citrus and apricot aromas to go with some malt. Starts off sweet and malty before you get the alcohol kick. Enjoyable winter brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (8102) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours an amber body. Aroma is malt and caramel. Taste is okay - some alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (3194) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Interesting that its labeled English Strong. Oranges, toffee, Cinnamon aroma. Copper color with some off-white head + nice lacing pattern. English style palate, malty with some sort of English hop that is on the mild side. Nice, but not spectacular.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brewbie (479) - New York, USA - DEC 28, 2008
12oz bottle. cloudy dark gold. small lasting head. light spice and caramel aroma. not bad tasting, a little biter at first with a slight sweetness running thru it


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