RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by Mexican hot chocolate.Telegraph Winter Ale warms even the coldest of nights with hints of cinnamon,allspice,and sweet ancho chilies.Using generous amounts of chocolate and caramel malts,we brew this beer in limited quantities as a special treat for our friends and families.Be sure to enjoy it cool,rather than cold to fully appreciate its complexity.

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3.5
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 3, 2008
On draft at Stone bistro. Dark brown, a bit overly carbonated for me, but it has a nice aroma and flavor of spices with the peppers balancing it.

3.5
mar (5409) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2009
bottle thanks to bman113vr. deep brown almost black pour with a thin cream head. nose is malts, nutmeg, pine and cinnamon. very interesting on the palate, with a heavy cinnamon flavor backed by nutmeg. not had on the finish with a cinnamon finish.

3.5
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
(750ml bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR) Pours a hazy brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, spruce, allspice, chocolate, smoked chiles, and raisins. Flavor of cocoa, cinnamon, spruce, raisins, clove, nutmeg, caramel malt, earthiness, and roasted chilies with a moderately dry finish.

3.5
blutt59 (6562) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2009
bottle, amber color with short head, aroma of Christmas spices, flavors of juniper berries, clove, belgian sugar, some chocolate, finishes a little thin

3.5
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of JohnC. Pours a clear orangey brown with a lively and dissipating off-white head. Sweet cinnamon aroma - almost like a pumpkin ale. Solid body, lively carbonation with big bubbles. Lots of spice and brown sugar, some phenols and molasses. A little chocolate as well. Discreet bitterness. 231109

3.5
yespr (44807) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a dark amber golden glare and a huge and tan head. Aroma is fruity and light spiced. Spiced and fruity flavoured. Nicely lingering fruity flavoured. Light spiced. Fruity and spiced finish.

3.5
madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottled. burgundy coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma of berries, spice, fruits. Quite peculiar and offensive in the nose. For me that is. Flavour of berries, caramel, spice, fruits and some grass. Medium to full bodied. Dry frutiys and caramelly end.

3.5
marcus (10145) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle from Nugget Market Woodland. Pours black with a thick beige head and a strong spicy aroma. There is a hearty roasted malt flavor heavily laced with multiple spices. There is a sweet chocolate finish. The overall flavor is a bit disjointed but not entirely unpleasant.

3.5
j12601 (10955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a clearish brown with a thin white head. Malt on the nose, toast and caramel, a bit of spice. Medium bodied, sweet malt and toast. Gentle spices on the finish, malt and toast, a little bitterness.

3.5
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2012
750mL bottle from thome50. Bottle opens with a nice pop, and there is an immediate spice presence emanating from the bottle. Deep mahogany color with a medium sized, barely, off white head. Aroma is mainly cinnamon and all spice. Pretty potent with those two ingredients. There is also a small cocoa and caramel presence. Wow!! That’s a beer filled with all spice and cinnamon. Flavor starts off with a nice dose of cinnamon and finishes with a long lasting, intense, all spice flavor. There is a hint of heat from the chilies towards the finish, but honestly I wouldn’t know it was there if it wasn’t for the fact that it is listed in the description. Don’t get a ton of the malt profile in this, but there is a hint of chocolate, but it is so masked by the spice profile it really doesn’t add much. I guess this would be considered unbalanced due to the extreme presence of the spices, but it is still really enjoyable if you like a good spice presence in your beer.


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