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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
First brewed 1995
Available November 1st to mid January
A ruby colored classic Scotch Ale made with crystal, Munich, smoked and special malts. No spices needed for this rich flavored brew.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Reminded me of a lighter version of Sam Adams Old Fezziwig... only less flavorful. Pours a light brown with a fairly thin head. Mild hoppy flavor with hints of spices - ginger and an almost nutmeg-like taste? Subtle in the spices. Balanced and tasty. Good beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours clear med amber with a think head and nice lace. Aroma is roasted nuts, toasty malts, ligth plastic and rubber off aroma and burning electrical cords with some pine hints. Flavor is roast a bit of burning, ligth sweetness, caramel and honey hints, matchstick and some sulfur off flavors. Harsh solventy mouthfeel. Something went wrong here.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2007
On tap @ Coles Buffalo NY. Reddish brown pour. Some caramel, smoke, alcohol. Medium body. Decent but Ive had better winter warmers

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Bottle. Poured a nice deep red body with nice head. Aroma is chocolate, spices, smoke. Flavor has all the above that are mentioned plus a sweet side to it. Smooth. Possibly their best.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarkBarnes (414) - Waterville, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2007
Nov. 10, 2007; 12 oz. bottle. Dark-brown appearance; aroma & flavor of roasty, burnt caramel, spice & alcohol. Interesting recipe, but this a winter warmer Im having a bit of difficulty warming up to.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2007
A deep brown ale with a thick off white head. A light chocolate and caramel aroma. In mouth, a musty sweet caramel malt, with notes of bitter chocolate, light spiced notes. Medium bodied. Nice. 1.59$ at CJs Potsdam, 2007.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Bottle, December 2005 (from notes). Pours a dark brown with a frothy head. Aroma is heavy malt with a bit of chocolate characteristics. Flavor is a muddled mess of spices, chocolate, and malt, with a little hop as well. I did not like this at all.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
SIgnificant slow dissipitating head, which distributes alcohol and malt. Cocoa colour, with chocolate malt, some decent tastiness and medium mouthfeel. Appropriate carbonation. Carmel, a tad smokiness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2007
Robe rouge trs claire surmonte dune mousse beige paisse en dentelle. Armes cres. Saveurs cres de mangue.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cryotek (206) - Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Dark reddish copper color. Nice fruity smell with some spices mixed in. I read another review that said cinnamon, that and maybe something else slightly adds to the smell and taste. I enjoyed this is much as any other Winter brew.Slilght carbination makes this easy to drink and does not taste artifitial in my opinion as others have said. Thumbs up to this local brew. (local for me)


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