RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Well, the temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter. You know what that means dont you? Its time for our WINTER BREW A full-bodied, high-octane brew capped off with our use of cinnamon and mace. This beer will warm you all the way to your bones. Brewed only one day a year. We only bottle 4200 liters, 550 12 oz. cases, and a handful of kegs, so get it while you can.

Malt: 2 Row, Munich, Chocolate, Black, 30/37 Carastan, 70/80 Crystal, Spice, Cinnamon, Mace

Hops: Centennial, Golding

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25806) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24287) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
25th May 2014
Tasting at the ever gracious ChrisOs. Clear deep amber - red beer, decent pale cream cour head. Palate is airy and light, superfine carbonation. Airy malt, very light cream. Mild dark toffee streak. Spice kicks in, not too hot. Touch of dried fruits. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23971) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Draft. Brown color, medium off white head. Aroma of cinnamon and brown bread. Taste is more cunnamon with cocoa and coffee in the background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (20794) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle at the chriso May 2014 tasting - London. Vintage 2013. Pours clear, dark amber with a frothy white head. The nose has rich bread, toffee and nutmeg. Medium to big sweet flavor with sugary bread, light spices, toasty toffee. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish with nice toffee, holiday spices, fruitcake. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (18923) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle during RBWG hotel lobby tasting night 1, 19/02/15 picked this one up at some small store in St Simons Island on the way down. Rich chestnut brown with a decen tan covering. Nose is nutty, spice, clove, toffee, nutmeg. Taste comprises rich dark fruits, toffee, more nutmeg and spice. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok if a little harsh in places.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
harrisoni (18214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Chriso May 2014 tasting. Dark brown lasting beige head. Hp sauce aroma. Spice. Its revolting. Not a good beer. Too spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (17129) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2004
Extra cheers to Kimchee for sharing this one! Dark burgundy-brown colour. Smokey nose with brown sugar and a slight cherry note. Lightish body is perilous. Smoke, spices, molasses...but silky and balanced. A different breed, but I liked it a lot.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Pat. Dark brown pour with a thin khaki head. Nose is caramel, mild roast, and toasted grains. Slight cocoa and mushroom. A little bit of cinnamon and spice. Flavor is on the sweet side. A lot of caramel, cinnamon, and peppery spice. A bunch of toasted grain. Just a mediocre whatever beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (16137) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. No label taken. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, winter spiced cocoa. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14964) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Waxed bomber from mixmasterob. Thanks man! Pours dark brown with a creamy/bubbly beige/tan head. Very spicy aroma. I get the cinnamon. Something else - but I am clueless about mace. Med + body. Flavor is dry, sort of dusty, with cinnamon and I guess mace. Its a little bit chocolate, mildly roasted malt, and theres more, but difficult to piece out. The flavor is strong, and there are several aspects. Tho malty it seems to be more dry than not. Not getting a lot of bitter, but guess the spice fills that role. Good winter ale.

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