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Diamond Knot Ho! Ho! Winter Ale - Diamond Knot Brewery

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Diamond Knot Ho! Ho! Winter AleDiamond Knot Ho! Ho! Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

77 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Diamond Knot Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-07-2006)
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rahbuckeye

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

11-18-2012 00:42:50 | More by rahbuckeye
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oberon

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seems a little odd to be drinking a CHRISTmas beer when it's 70 degrees outside.Poured into an imperial nonic a clear deeper amber shade with a half finger off white head atop.A little spice,nuttiness, and biscuit malt with a whole lot of sweet alcohol,it's pretty boozy I can tell.Warming not over the top alcohol sweetness mixed with spiced notes on the palate,a decent roasted nut and dark fruitiness compliments the booze pretty well.It's not a drink all day holiday beer but it's warming and pretty flavorful,I would drink again.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 21:15:44 | More by oberon
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

11-09-2012 01:42:14 | More by BigTrubble
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benbjb

Washington

5/5  rDev +34.8%

11-04-2012 22:03:35 | More by benbjb
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Kasabuske


4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

10-06-2012 02:54:01 | More by Kasabuske
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adkieffer

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

10-05-2012 22:33:41 | More by adkieffer
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simonmoyse

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

09-02-2012 22:09:25 | More by simonmoyse
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BCross

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-09-2012 03:46:43 | More by BCross
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DanielBrett

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Pint glass

A: This brew is a amber / brown color. It's not very clear, you can see through the glass only when held up light. Had about 1.5 finger head and a decent amount of lacing.

S: Mainly spices, not much to it

T: Fairly malty brew, has a bit of an alcohol taste and feel to it, followed by a slightly bitter aftertaste.

M: Nothing to Complex. This is a medium bodied brew, gives you a bit of a that alcohol burn, and leaves a dry bitter finish.

O: An all around decent brew, Glad I got to try it out but I can't say that I'll be rushing to buy another bottle of it.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2012 23:15:31 | More by DanielBrett
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Received this in a trade from Beefsteak, thanks man!

Poured to a pint glass from bomber, no dates as far as I could tell. The beer pours a amber brown color with a 1.5 finger head with good retention and lacing throughout. The nose is that of chocolate and coffee malty sweet toes with a hint of floral hops. The flavor starts out with a nice hoppy flavor that blends to a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate maltyness. Very good. Higher end of medium bodied and well carbonated. Overall, I enjoyed the beer, I had never heard of the beer or brewery before so it was a nice little surprise. I would recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 13:57:59 | More by hopfacebrew
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grubefresh

Arizona

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-22-2012 08:59:59 | More by grubefresh
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Jamstone714

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-20-2012 13:29:19 | More by Jamstone714
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.17/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Kind of a homebrew lookin' muddled brown with less than 1/4" head on it, off white light tan stylee. Aroma was slightly bitter, toffee.

Taste, I liked corpulent's description of "sucking on a copper penny." It was this weird kind of dirty, sweet and bitter, which roughly approximates sucking on a penny I guess, so good call. Was reminiscient to me of the vinegar and wood mouthfeel of Rodenbach, but worse, and I'm always wondering why people always think that's some benchmark of style.

This beer was pretty tough to drink, and in fact, I did not finish my pour. I was able to have a few ounces, but most of that was just to satiate my curiosity if this would get any better. Didn't taste like a winter warmer or anything xmas style, just tasted like a fake bee someone put vinegar and bitterness into to try and call it a psuedo sour or something.

Really was just some brown malt and earthy garbage hop bitterness that was the most distinct flavors.

Avoid.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 01:38:16 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-16-2012 16:10:36 | More by rocklibster
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – medium brown/dark amber in color, with about two fingers’ worth of frothy khaki-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell – a smell of barley and spices seems most prevalent. Other than that, not much else is discernable.

Taste – much like the smell, there’s a hint of the malt/barley, but with a subtle touch of bitterness from the hops, which aren’t that noticeable in regard to taste. Bitter aftertaste left over by the hops.

Mouthfeel – pretty well balanced, although not as thick/creamy as I would have expected from a winter warmer.

Overall – Not a bad-tasting brew at all, but not terribly interesting to think about while tasting.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 17:02:37 | More by Nerudamann
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky dark orange color with a 2 inch foamy khaki head that settles to a small cap. Thick foamy rings of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, nuts, and some caramel/toffee aromas. Taste is of toasted malt, toasted nuts, and burnt caramel. There is a medium roasty bitterness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a medium body with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice toasted malt/nut aroma and flavor that is quite satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 01:50:28 | More by UCLABrewN84
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towlea25

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-07-2012 18:28:05 | More by towlea25
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JFrankParnell

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-06-2012 14:51:27 | More by JFrankParnell
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Mdodge8837

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.1%

12-29-2011 00:32:48 | More by Mdodge8837
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance has a dark copper red color supporting an off white head leaving stringed lace. Smell of rich malt, dark fruit. Taste is not as rich as expected, but does have a good malt backbone with a good balance of hops and a little dark fruit in the back. Mouthfeel is full with good carbonation. Nothing complex here, just a hearty winter ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2011 00:10:30 | More by Bookseeb
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PDXHops

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bomber poured into a nonic pint glass. Deep brown with a modest off-white head that's surprisingly tenacious. Crackly lacing along the top inch of the glass; scattered streaks after that.

Nose is full of chocolate and sugar cookies, with a nice toastiness in the background. The 'full meal deal' of maltiness: sweet, roasty, tangy, nutty, husky. Cracked pepper, nutmeg, milk chocolate and earthy hops. I'm somewhat disappointed in the dryish, toasty finish, but it's a tasty beer for sure. On the thickish side of medium with moderate carbonation. Surprisingly bitter; I'm curious about how a bit of cellaring would treat this beer as the hops mellow out. Good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2011 20:27:28 | More by PDXHops
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-09-2011 03:38:11 | More by jaidenjb
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twelveinches

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

12-06-2011 06:45:53 | More by twelveinches
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Immortale25

North Carolina

3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Cigar City snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a reddish brown color with a one finger head that drops to a 1/4 inch head and retains for a while before becoming an 1/8 inch ring with lacing accompanying it.

S- Immediate white chocolate and coffee notes combined with a malty sweetness reminiscent of Whoppers malt balls. A bit of musty alcohol rounds out the aroma.

T- Packs quite a punch. Heavy malt base with some cinnamon and nutmeg flavors. Also some more coffee. Has a bit of an alcohol burn that accentuates the slight metallic taste but isn't very detrimental to the overall flavor profile.

M- Pretty standard. Medium-high carbonation gives the tongue plenty to work with.

O- Not bad. I can definitely think of better winter seasonals but can still dig it.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 04:02:40 | More by Immortale25
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dirtylou

Washington

3.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, split

appearance: served in a ND shaker pint, cola-amber body, tan head with no lace

smell: toasted nuts, caramel, spice

taste: decent winter warmer - toasted nuts, dry malt, light bitterness, some holiday spice. An enjoyable bomber, but admittedly, no real qualities that would bring me back for more.

mouthfeel: dry finish, light bitterness, alcohol holds its own

overall: ok stuff

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 01:38:35 | More by dirtylou
Diamond Knot Ho! Ho! Winter Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.