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Winter Wolves - Pratt Street Ale House

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Winter Wolves
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24 Ratings
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Ratings: 24
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Pratt Street Ale House visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Huhzubendah on 01-13-2012

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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 4
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4.55/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Draft, at the Pratt Street Ales House, Baltimore poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that slowly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with lots of roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly toasted dark bread, dark chocolate, lots of brown sugar, a touch of licorice and a touch of floral, piney hops.

Taste: Similar to the aroma. Lots of roasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly toasted dark bread, followed by lots of licorice, dark chocolate, caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness, a touch of sour cherries and finished by some beautifully balanced piney, slightly bitter hops. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Chewy and very, very creamy as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 7.4%, this beer is quite surprising as there is quite a bit of pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate, giving off the impression that it is a much bigger beer that it is.

Overall: What a great beer! Lots of great flavor wrapped up in a smooth, creamy quaff. Another great beer from one of my favorite Baltimore brew-pubs! Highly recommended!

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4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark but amber red in the light, little to no head (severed from a glower about an hour after it was opened)

Smell: Buttered Popcorn is the only way I can describe this, intriguing with a slightly roasted feel.

Taste: Starts fresh with a nice hoppy bite, you get a little bit of the honey and heather in the after taste before the hops come back.

Mouthfeel: Again almost buttery in feel, not too thick but thick enough to match the 7% ABV. Deff right on point for what I want a winter warmer to be.

Overall: I wouldn't recommend this as a Winter Warmer honestly. This falls more into the artisan Ale category. The buttery hoppsy flavor is defiantly welcoming but I don't see this as a winter beer. Save it for the spring and you have yourself a winner, nice taste and consistency, chill it to ice cold and enjoy like a lemonade in my opinion.

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1.9/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Had this at a Baltimore Local Brews fest at a DC bar. Was excited to try one from one of my favorite cities. Definitely should have picked better.

Appearance: Very dark, almost pitch black. About half an inch of dark brown head. A lot of lacing.

Smell: A bit of coffee, slightly hoppy smell. More porter or stout like than a typical winter warmer, but certainly not bad.

Taste: One of the worst tastes I've ever had in a beer. The front is fine, slightly hoppy, malty with a hint of coffee. The aftertaste is like pure robitussin. It tastes like cough syrup. I had a hard time getting this down.

Mouthfeel: Definitely the way I want my winter warms to feel. Not too thick, very drinkable in terms of feel.

Overall: Really an awful beer. The feel was spot on, but the taste was just terrible. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Maybe I got a bad batch?

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Pratt Street Alehouse. Thanks Steve and Derek.

The beer is light brown with a quarter inch of tan head that leaves some good lacing on the snifter. The aroma offers mint, heather, spice, malt, English hops. Well balanced and flavorful with a lasting flavor of hops in the finish. Nice roast character. Similar in some regards to a black IPA. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Overall, fresh and tasty. Recommended.

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Winter Wolves from Pratt Street Ale House
84 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.