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Toffee Holiday Ale | River Dog Brewing Co.

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3.59/5
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12 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
River Dog Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States
riverdogbrewing.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Winter

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Added by jaswilson2 on 12-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,661
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
12
pDev:
8.91%
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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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 sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADTaber
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Bung
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of jaswilson2
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of rudabegga9
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Bernoulli
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
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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Photo of ThunderingBrews
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Toffee Holiday Ale from River Dog Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 12 ratings
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