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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Blend of brandy and bourbon barrel aged beers with chocolate, nutmeg, allspice and ginger. It’s kind of like Santa. But dirty.

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JaBier (8235) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2017
Bottle. Pours a clear chestnut brown with a thick tan head. Nose of cinnamon, brandy, bourbon, chocolate, caramel, toffee and walnut. Malt and chocolate flavor with brandy and vanilla accents before a hazelnut and cinnamon finish.

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bhensonb (15745) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige/tan head. Aroma of chocolate, sweet dark malt, whisky and spice. Med body or so. Flavor is chocolate, whisky, slightly burning ginger, and mixed spices. Can’t parse the spices. A little heat, but it’s not bothersome. Trying hard for wood, but the complex and fairly strong flavors seem to block the wood for me. This is really flavorful and good ale. Amazing, actually.

4.1
marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 19, 2017
Bottle from alexsdad06. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a chocolate and spice aroma. There is a rich full-bodied chocolate malt flavor with a lot of ginger and some other tasty spices. Warm alcohol finish. This is a very well-constructed brew.

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JStax (7163) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2017
12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. The beer is a clear amber to brown with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has a strong spice component with a rich cake-like aspect. Sweet and boozy. The barrel complements the other aspects of the beer well. Big body and medium carbonation.

3.4
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2017
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a hazy copper with medium small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, ginger, spice, bourbon. Medium body, cocoa, bourbon, wood, ginger, spice, good.

3.8
alexsdad06 (10778) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Draft at Listermann. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, spices, molasses, syrupy, nutmeg, allspice, brandy more than bourbon, light chocolate, red and dark fruit character, some viscosity.

3.7
drsordr (2861) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour opaque cola brown with moderate ecru head. Nose brandy aged Belgian strong. Caramel, red fruit, brandy and light spice. Taste, sweeter up front, red fruit, vanilla and caramel later. Syrup and molasses. More brandy than bourbon in the flavors. Thicker mouth feel.

3.9
drfabulous (8563) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Dark brown looking in pour with spice and caramel and bourbon. Nice.

3.9
Tmoney99 (14948) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Draft. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy creamy off-white head that lasted with very good lacing. Good complex sweet earthy malt, spice and complex alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Good complex sweet spice flavor with a good sweet finish of moderate to long duration with an alcohol tone. Very good complex brew


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