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Frostnipper Winter Warmer - Aviator Brewing Company

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46 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.86%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Aviator Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 12-17-2009)
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

12-24-2013 03:02:32 | More by SFNC
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Undated 22oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.

Pours a clear, dark reddish-mahogany with a modest tan head.

Excellent aroma (>4) with very good taste.
Smooth, medium-full body with medium-low carbonation.

Malty and smokey (altough light in the mouth and absent in the nose) compared to the average "winter warmer" (as if, with all the variability, such a thing existed). Some dark fruit, conservative blended spices, most obviously including nutmeg, and hints of hops.

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Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a deep, dark, ruby coloring with a ton of tight, small bubbled carbonation action and a low profile, solid, cream colored head. Aromas of smoke and peat forward, with campfire notes, caramel and chocolate highlights, and a subtle spice blend of cedar, nutmeg, all spice, and cinnamon. Nicely balanced aromas, and very inviting. Flavors are heavily roasted forward, with a deep caramel and toffee sweet backbone that is rich and heavy, supporting a very subtle spice blend, subtle warmth, and earthy notes. A subtle bitterness slowly builds at the end, as well as a subtle warmth. Very well balanced throughout, I really can't state that enough. Smooth, creamy body, with a bitter, rich, and roasted sweet aftertaste, with a slightly dry and bitter linger in the warming, spiced finish. Very tasty beer, and extremely drinkable. Rumor has it all their beers are moving to cans, which makes this a very packable winter brew!

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A: Pours a deep ruby brown with a finger of beige colored head

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O: When it comes to the "Winter Warmer" style, I am looking for something with more backbone and spice. I guess Highland Brewing Co.'s "Cold Mountain Ale" has spoiled me. This beer wasn't great nor was it poor. I almost find it to be a more "sessionable" winter warmer ale (if such a thing exists) since it didn't wreck your palate.

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Frostnipper Winter Warmer from Aviator Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.