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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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3.1
Oakes (17681) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2003
Orangey-amber. Malty, butterscotchy aroma. Palate has a slight marmalade note, with nuts, earthy sweetness of dark malts. Slight rye whiskey note.

3.1
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Lightly hazed copper body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is anise, gingerbread, peat. Taste is plum, peat, finishing peat and light grapefruit. Medium, watery, sticky body. Very mellow beer -- it seems like it should jump out at you, but it never really wakes up.

2.8
Lubiere (13911) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2005
Red copper ale with a light white head. Strong diacetyl notes in aroma, Good sweet malt with oily butterscotch in mouth. Medium bodied. Tap. CNY Brewfest Feb. 5 2005.

3.2
Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2004
ruity ringwood Yeast and multiple hops and good dose of malt. Peaty. More sweet than bitter, but dry finish and acidic citrus there. Nutmeg and cinammon. Decent warmer and drinkable in bottle form.. Unique for this brewry coppery color, less aggressive hops so maybe shelf life less

2.9
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 11/07/1997
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival

very dark amber with ruby highlights, rich malt aroma with floral hops, heavy malt flavor, dry, slight bitterness in the finish

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Score: *4
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3.3
KyotoLefty (10264) - 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.

3.1
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2003
Tipsy apricots trying to hold on to the nutmeg...Citrus fluidity and almond skin timidity...Brandy is scattered here and there, but never fully takes hold of the situation...

3.5
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2008
Tap at Barcade. Hazy amber beer with a fine-laced off-white head. Aroma is very fruity, oranges, plums and apples/pears on the nose. Pale malts and a soft fruitiness. Flavour is quite sweet and fruity, but not cloying at all. Loads of berries and cherries with lots of apple/pear esters that are really apparent. A bit of spiciness and moderate earthy hops. Moderate bitterness just balancing the sweet estery component of the brew. It’s not really wintery, but it’s pretty nice.

3.1
blipp (9278) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet malt aroma with notes of brown sugar and caramel. Medium body. Flavor is light and balanced, similar to the aroma but with an additional earthy note. Pretty good.

3
jredmond (8285) - 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.


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