RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Derek881 (1267) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2010
I had this beer in the lodge after my first ski trip, at Wachusett Mountain. The beer had a cloudy, dark amber color with a bubbly white head that had good retention and some cling. The beer had a smoky caramel malt and light dense fruit aroma mixed with some lighter grainy and grassy hops scents. The taste was largely sweet with a caramel presence, but also some bitterness too. It had a smooth, creamy mouthfeel and was fairly wet with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - DEC 14, 2009
caramel colored with a quickly fading white head, smells of sweet malts, some small yeast notes. tastes of the same, sweet malty flavor, they might have wanted to make this a scotch ale, but i think they came away with more of a brown/amber ale. maybe they should have used those spices!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (1180) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2012
I like that this winter beer doesnt try too hard, its just a hearty take on scotch ale that doesnt go crazy, just gives you that malty, maybe very slightly smoky, satisfying beer for a winter evening, and gives you something at a reasonable ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2002
Light fruit aroma, raison, plums. Garnett amber hue. Off white head. Sweet first, dark fruit, medium bodied, candy, bubblegum, then its a nice bitter finish. I definately enjoy this brew. Its sweet, but well balanced, hiding alcohol well. Definately quaffable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2006
On tap at Mahars. Poured a nice reddish brown with a deep thick ring with nice lacing. Aroma was not very strong, but was pleasant and sweet. Flavor and feel very nice, sweet and a bit tangy, nice and creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfontana (893) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle in pint glass from The Drinkery, Londonderry, NH. Aroma is bready, caramel, roasted cereal malt with a bit of fruit, yeasty dough and barnyard. Appearance is cloudy (lots of sediment floaters) brownish red with minimal beige head that dissipates fairly quickly and trace lacing. Taste is light-to-medium sweet up front and in the middle with some dry sour at the finish. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with average texture and lively carbonation. Overall, pleasant and highly drinkable but isnt noteworthy in any way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Bottle. Copper with a cream colored head. Malty dark bread and caramel aromas. Toasty malt flavor, with some berry notes and spices. Medium/full bodied, lively mouthfeel and restrained sweetness. Not too complex or busy and overall pretty good.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Pretty good. Medium bodied and flavorful. Nice caramel malt flavor with some cinnamon. Slightly sweet, with some hops and spiciness. Well balanced and easily drinkable.

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