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RATINGS: 904   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A rich, hearty ale brewed for a clean, dry, roasty palate.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Slight hoppy and toasty flavor, and not over sweetened like some winter brews. A little thin, but overall a nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3539) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2004 Deep burgundy color with a minimal head. Aroma is a mix of hops, fruit, and subtle spiciness. The flavor is malty with a touch of hops to finish. A bit of spice which is dominated by the malt and hops. Something else is needed here, a little more body would help. Drinkable, but not the best winter seasonal I've had.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2004
bottled: i used to go nuts for this beer, making sure i got it every year at least once. now i dont go seek it out like i used to. dark in color and a thin tan head. some spices going on in there with pretty dry aftertaste. sour. dark warm and robust , not as thick on the palate as it appears.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Dark brown/amber color. Aroma is lightly hoppy and quite spicy. Flavor starts off malty with strong berry tones. Then the sweetness overwhelms you before giving way to a lighter hoppier finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2004
Dark amber colour. Sweet, malty, and slightly fruity aroma. Flavour is mainly malty (toffee) balanced by a moderately bitter finish. Lightly spicy. Somewhat watery palate. Not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
Nice deep reddish brown color with a decent creamy off white head that leaves sticky sheets of lace. Fruity and citrusy aroma, smells kind of like an IPA, hoppy citrusy flavors with some caramel. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel, finishes with a sharp bitterness, much better than I remember.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (2588) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Very pretty deep red, small head, lots of carbonation bubbling up the sides. Strong in scent, cherryish... nice, but nothing overly great. Thick and malty. Slight coffee and chocolate hints... maybe some raisens in there too. Nice, but there's something that doesn't quite make me really like it. Well another seasonal tried- OK, but not the best I've had this winter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2004
Huge hop nose. plentyof hops, hops, and more hops, behind all of which is a decent malt backbone.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 24, 2004
Draft at Olde Auburn Ale House, Auburn, Alabama. Poured caramel brown with thin tan head. Moderately roasty with a mild bitter finish. Low carbonation I will blame on the bar. Lightly spiced with hints of coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (6213) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2004 2003 draft. Big dark red color with some bright oranges. Moderate sized copper colored head that leaves quickly. Clear. Aroma of light red/orange fruits, some mild hops and a good earthiness. I was very impressed with the flavor. Balanced, enjoyable. Lightl tart cherries and a good malt backbone with some spiciness to it. Very good to style. Faint bready and nutty flavors. No astringency. yum. Now if they could only fix their ESB.


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