Toffee Holiday Ale - River Dog Brewing Co.

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Toffee Holiday Ale
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82
good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 9.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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River Dog Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

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(Beer added by: jaswilson2 on 12-14-2013)
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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a ruby red coloring, deep and dark, with a boldness to it. Filmy halo, off-white, sits on the surface. Aromas of rich toffee, fig, raisin, and date. Smells heavy. Flavors are super-rich, with old world fruits running wild on the palate. Very tasty. Great balance of date, plum, dark cherry, and raisin. Smooth, slick, velvety body with a tart and richly sweet and earthy aftertaste. The finish is an oil-slick, reminding you how heavy and tasty each sip is. Great beer!

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Photo of Bernoulli
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Advertised as a Winter Warmer - "Amber Belgian Ale" ... "simmered with Belgian candy sugar and chocolate covered toffees"...

Half inch head that fades to a nice amount of lacing. A near opaque reddish brown. Looks very promising in a Goblet.

Faint hard to place smell but that seems appropriate.

Started with several different tastes seem to be fighting it out... the underlying ale (not great), a second flavor that's hard place (not particularly chocolate or toffee like, but appropriate to a winter warmer), and maybe something metallic? Much, much better as it warms up and the seasonal character comes to the fore.

Ok mouthfeel, but perhaps a bit oily and it lingers. The oiliness fades as it warms.

If we tried it again we'd let it sit for a while first.

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Toffee Holiday Ale from River Dog Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.