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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Warm up the long, cold nights of winter with Rahrs latest seasonal offering. Wonderfully robust, rich and full-bodied, Rahrs Winter Warmer is crated in the fine British tradition of holiday ales. Perfect for either holiday gatherings or quiet evenings at home.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (11014) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a clear deep ruby brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a caramel notes with alcohol and sweet grains and a hint of deep fruit. Flavor has notes of deep fruit and dark grains with a hint of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3662) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Tap at a bar in the Ft Worth Stockyards district (same one that served Buffalo Butt)-pours deep brown almost black with a hightly pronounced kacki head. nose of big roast, sugary chocllate, anise with some pronounced sweetness detected on the nose. flavors show the sweetness, but it is well rounded out by the awesoem aspects spice, dark malt, clean yeast quality, and heavy dark chocllate. lots of husky bitterness here not due from hops. a very tasty beer for sure!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (969) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle - pours dark brown and 3/4" tan head. Nice aroma of caramel and toasted malts. Has a medium body but slightly watery. Still, a pretty decent brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2011
A beautiful dark and delicious winter warmer! A very fine balance in both sweetness and a dry finish and one that you can enjoy a few of before the alcohol sneaks in to lull you away for the evening. Pairs ups deliciously with my wild hog fajitas! Definitely a great brew to enjoy throughout the winter. Grab some of this brew and Rahrs Bourbon Barrel aged winter warmer as well when you find them!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (15560) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle (RBESG2011, Grand Tasting)
RIch sweet buttery vanilla aroma. Super-sugary. Dark, tight head. Classic sweet sugary bourbon barrel aged taste. Sugared up to the max, and vanilla-ey. Lacking in balance. A bit slick. Certainly drinkable though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (43161) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight breadish. Sweet, caramelish and toffee malty. Mild fruity, dark malty and slight breadish flavoured. Bitter, dark malty and roasted into a medium dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 On tap at the Anvil Pub. Dark reddish brown pour with some off-white head. Smells of caramel malt, some dark fruit, and some nuttiness. More dark fruit in the flavor with some roasted malt and sweetness. Not bad but the bourbon aged version is so much better.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wedgie9 (2697) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2011
Tasted on 4/24/11 (Easter) from a 12oz bottle sent to me as an extra in a trade. Pours clear, but quite dark amber with an average beige head that slowly recedes to thin lace with a thick collar. The nose is winter baking spices with cinnamon, allspice, and cardamom among others, roasted malt, and a cereal aroma that I associate with English ales. The flavor is lightly sweet up front with the same baking spices as the nose, moving to the more roasted and bitter notes with the cereal malt still present on the mid-palate. The body is full and oily with lighter than average carbonation and a long lightly sweet, spiced, and roasted bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (8469) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
1/15/11. Bottle thanks to fratto! Mild sweet caramel/malty aroma with a sweet, malty flavor that is somewhat one dimensional but quite nice and very clean.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Bottle:   Burnt caramel in color, thin sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Strong biscuity nose, malty, very pale caramel.   Heavy biscuity flavors on the tongue, malty, slight cereal.   Has a slight peat aspect to it as well.   Backside is mealy and biscuity.   This is one malt oriented brew!   Very much a solid example of an English Strong Ale.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Having had the barrel aged version I can say that I prefer that one, however this one reveals more of the underlying flavors that were a bit subtle in that other version.   The 8% ABV is well hidden.   Comes across to me as a solid example of a nice malty/mealy/peaty English type Strong Ale.   Good stuff!   Thanks Bill for the bottle!



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