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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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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BVery (9985) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2009 BOTTLE: amber/clear color, aroma is light. A little hoppy, with spice tones and slight nut flavor. Just okay.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2009
(Bottle). Pours a dark brownish red color, with a light tan head. Has a malt aroma, and has a sweet malty taste. Finish is slightly bitter, and carbonation is very soft.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFURYCAT (1078) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Some spices in a sweet malt composition which is drowned by the wet texture to the point that it would be a better beer if it was dryer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2009
12oz bottle many times. Aroma is caramel and light early hops. Flavor is slight pine and earth hops but fairly sweet. This was a favorite early in my drinking career but Ive mostly moved on.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Poured a clear, dark copper color with a short lived, off-white head that produced minimal lacing. The aroma was old hops, iced tea, malt and light spices. The flavor was mainly iced tea and caramel malts. Thin mouthfeel with a dry finish. Blah.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
poisoneddwarf (2416) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 22, 2009
12 oz bottle. Very little aroma here--maybe some spices, caramel. Pours almost red with minimal head, mediocre lacing. Tastes nutty, caramelly (not a word? dont care). A little watery. Bland winter beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Poured a dark amber color with a two finger whitish head. Aroma of caramel malt and raisins. Flavor is caramel malt with earth notes and a toffee note.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours a deep amber color with a frothy, light tan head. The nose is light and has notes of toasted malt, caramel, and a hint of spice. The flavor leans towards the malt side as expected with a winter brew. Light caramel notes combine with slight florals, fruit, and spice notes. Medium body with medium carbonation and a short to medium finish. Overall rather unremarkable but not offensive either.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
rollingwood (91) - Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Pours a hazy rust-gold with a decent head that persisted. Started promising; the attack was sweet and yeasty. But mid-swallow and into the short finish the beer just peters out and fails to deliver. Not enough bitterness here, and the malt is rather indistinct. I wanted to like this beer but it lacked follow-through.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmongoose (2346) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2011
on draft normal amber color with off white head. not much of an aroma to deal with. a sweet malt flavor along with some spicy notes. minimal lacing peppery and/or orange zest type of flavor. just an ok beer not much else going on..


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