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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
This years seasonal offering is a crisp and hoppy brew. Its delightful taste and full body are enhanced by natural, earthy warmth. Its a celebration of all that winter brings. "Sure to keep you warm on those long cold winter nights."
IBU: 85 30 Lovibond 75% AA 20 Plato

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
pours a dark copper, with a thick soapy head.....smells of malts, caramel, citrus taste of toffee, carmel and roasted malts.. got this beer from a trade from buckeyeboyand i love it, could drink a few of these sad i only have one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (7181) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2016
12 ounce bottle from hayduke that he rebottled from a growler. A huge head is beige. The beer under it is copper hued and clear. This one didnt hold up well. It is sour and very herbal. Occasionally sweetness comes through along with spice. The yeast, or more likely, bacteria, was not kind to this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (5137) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 13, 2015
This was from a half growler from the growler station at Pauls Grocery in McCall, Idaho. In the glass was red amber. Beige head . Good lacing Nose of roasted malts and pine hops. Medium body. Flavor is some light fruit, malts, and floral and pine hops. Finish is earthy and bitter. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (4705) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 3, 2015
This is real nice winter warmer, mildly hoppy, modestly malty, and lots of gentle warmth. Darkish amber with adequate beige head. Lingering resinous hops on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - DEC 27, 2014
On tap. pours dark copper with a thin tight head and nice lacing. Nice nose, peppery, pine, malt. Crisp attack, pine, malt, yeasty. clean slow finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
obguthr (6178) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Pounder: Honey and pine needle nose. Clear auburn, medium tan head, decent lacing. Ash, whole orange, grapefruit peel. Slightly smoky. Medium body, resinous, soft carbonation. Good and intensity of flavor, distinctive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnGalt1 (1721) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Nice head... golden tan collar left with good lacing ... hazy lite chesnut color. Earthy toasted malts ... nice ... good hop balance ... piney and a bit resinous ... Complex malt profile. Wow.. Sockeye has dialed this one in this year. Dark toast and roasted nutty grains.. raisin in the mid palate with big balanced bitterness. toffee and piney hop flavors linger for quite a while. Medium body and tiny bubble carbonation ties everything together very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (6044) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2014
Deep dark copper and amber coloured body with a nice once centimetre tall just off-white head and a little lighter glow at the bottom. Aroma of toasted malt, toffee, caramel, rich sweetness and some lighter fruits - very nice, but still deep. Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy and piney hops up front with a large toffee, caramel and robust malt flavour at the end - very nice, complex and well-balanced. Aftertaste is quite lengthy with the hops showing right at first then fading to a subdued toffee and caramel sweetness and ending with a light earthy malt flavour. Overall, a nice beer with a good profile and a solid taste throughout, showing some sweetness, bitterness and complexity! I sampled this twenty ounce pint on draught at Home Team Sports in Boise (BOI Airport), Idaho on 08-April-2014 for US$ en route back home to [the real] Washington.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (7512) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 20, 2014
16 ounce can thanks to Boisebeerguy. Caramel and spice. Rich reddish hue and color. Hoppy aroma and taste. Nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Can. Aroma of citrus rind, oranges, cloves, and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel, good carbonation, lively mouthfeel. Bitter, orange rind finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Extra thanks to boisebeerguy, thanks! Pours a clear dark amber red with a thin off white head and some lacing in the glass. the aroma is of sweet caramel and malt with a hint hops and fruit too, the flavor is of roasted malt and burnt sugar with a caramel and hoppy finish, really strange in the finish, chocolate and hops clash through out but you can really tell during the last half of the drink, pretty different.

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