Frostnipper Winter Warmer | Aviator Brewing Company

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Frostnipper Winter WarmerFrostnipper Winter Warmer

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Aviator Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by atsprings on 12-17-2009

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.03/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a New Belgium globe.

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

S: Brown spice and milk chocolate along with some smoked/roasted malts and a slight pine note, but nothing "jumps out" at you. Definitely more subtle.

T: Flavors confirm the nose, but the body seems a bit thin... especially in the mid-palate. Also, the length on the finish doesn't hold for very long.

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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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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Frostnipper Winter Warmer from Aviator Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 72 ratings