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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 44   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We take recently emptied barrels and refill them with our Winter Warmer English-Style Dark Ale. We then age this majestic ale for 10 weeks, resulting in a skillfully balanced, ambitious blend of dark malts and English hops, complimented by dark fruit, raisin and vanilla characteristics. The oak is very apparent, adding additional depth and complexity - yielding an ale that is large in personality. So raise a glass of holiday cheer!

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12297) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
22oz bottle-pours a light tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is vanilla/wood. Taste is vanilla/wood/some bourbon. 3.9

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
650ml bomber. It pours a dark brown with a large, fluffy, tannish head that recedes at a decently slow pace. The smell is bourbonny, but it is not over the top, which I like. There is also some cooca, fruits, and roastiness. The flavor is kind of lost, so is the mouthfeel. It is rather thin. The predominant flavor is bitterness which really was surprising. It is very bitter for a winter warmer/bourbon aged beer. It has tannic notes, hoppy(?) bitterness, and roasted malt bitterness. There is also some caramel, bourbon, and cocoa. I dont think it was executed the way it could have been.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (11042) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
22 oz bottle. From a trade with Rosebud butternuts. Thanks a lot Eric!
Dark brown almost black colour with a small frothy light tan head. Berries, mild sourness, liquorice, mild maltiness and some whiskey sweetness in the aroma. The flavour is much easier than the complex aroma. Toasted malt, berries, mild sourness, some whiskey sweetness, woody dryness and mild hops in the aroma. Slightly thin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10920) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Reddish brown pour, creamy tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, light peat, honey, caramel malt. Flavor is oaky, bourbon, vanilla, toffee. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Bottle Tampa Farewell to Sebletitje Tasting Hazy brown ale with a small, flimsy, off-white head. The aroma provides lush caramel, vanilla, milk chocolate and a gentle, delicious splash of bourbon. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is of sweet caramel and mocha flanked by adequate hop bitterness, woody tannins and subtle sourmash whiskey. Sweet, warming finish. Bottle courtesy of drowland. Thanks, Danny!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9709) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2011
22 oz. bottle from a buddy in Texas- thanks, Brian! Pours an opaque amber-brown color with a small, initially frothy tan head that settles into a small ring and film. Aroma of caramel, wood, earth, nuts, raisins, dark malts, and a little bit of peppery spice. Flavor of caramel, toasted malts, nuts, earth, vanilla, dates, raisins, brown sugar, wood, and a splash of coffee. Light-medium-bodied, with a roasty, earthy mouthfeel and some sweetness on the finish. Medium carbonation. Solid bourbon barrel ale that could stand more body and more bourbon barrel pop.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (9681) - Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2016
22 oz bottle from crajun shared with Tmoney99. Pours a cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, light spice, cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, smooth, solid enough.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9672) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2011
Small yellow rim; virtually black beer. Bourbon, vanilla and moccha; sweet chocolate as alcoholic pralines (Belgian chocolates). Petit Beurre cookies; demure, bit of moccha and diluted chocolatedrink. Warming up, the coffee and chocolate flavours increase in strength. Lighter than expected, still very slick. Some alcoholwarming. Rather disappointing flavour, especially after the promising nose. Many thanks to Dirk!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9642) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle at RBESG Grand Tasting. Bourbon and caramel nose, fruity. Muddy brown appearance. Flavor is sweet bourbon, vanilla, caramel and butterscotch. Rich, tasty, tangy, with a bitter finish. Too much barrel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9556) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle @ Seabass going away party, Jan15th 11 Brune fonce, mousse est fine beige. Au nez, qcq lgres notes de bourbon, malt et caramel, au palais le bourbon et la vanille prennent un peu une place arrire o le tout se mlange avec la malt grill et des notes de fruits.


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