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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Rich creamy head with bouquet of wheat malt, black current, clove, and apple. Deep full flavors of caramel and chocolate malt balance with hops for a smooth warming character. The finish is smooth and malty leading to a subtle alcohol and dark caramel finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 4, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma is sourish, fruity, with olives and some roast. Sourish flavor, somewhat roasty, with fruits and light spiciness. Medium-bodied. Seems unintentionally infected, but quite pleasant this way.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle: Dark, cloudy brown with a small, tan head Smoked wheat, dark fruit, chocolate aroma. Taste is sweet, chocolate malt, banana, caramel. Slightly boozy-sweet. Thick and rich. Great Beer!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle (huge thanks to jtclockwork). Banana, orange, clove, caramel malt and astringent alcohol aroma. Dark brown with small tan but long lasting head. Sweet banana, chocolate-caramel malt, clove and mildly bitter astringent alcohol flavor. Absolutely delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (1872) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draft at craft ale house. Pours dark brown or nearly black. The aroma has a very fruity smell with a bit of roast. The taste is medium roasty, sweet, more sweet, almost caramel and cherry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (1862) - New York, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Tap at gingerman as I try to get drunk quick, what is this 2002? Any ways pour deep brown with nose of odd fruit and cola. Tastes of cola, banana, blackberry, white wine, light chocolate. Drying finish. Thanks NJ

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (1128) - - JAN 16, 2014
Draft. Cola cited with medium tan head. No lacing. Aroma of apple and roasted wheat. Taste mostly follows suit with some dark fruit notes on the finish. Medium mouthfeel with sufficient carb. Slight boozy finish. Good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WanderinCelt87 (132) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Pours a lovely black with tan head. Has a very chocolate malt smell. Goes down very smooth with a clean after taste.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerGolem (620) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2013
Bouteille achetée au Half Time (Poughkeepsie). Robe couleur jus de raisin, surmontée d’un épais collet beige. Arôme de blé et de pomme. Acidité vineuse, manque d’équilibre. Assèche complètement le palais. Pas vraiment mon style.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThreeCats (529) - ISRAEL - JUN 22, 2013
Dense mocha head over opaque body with ruby highlights. Aroma of dark caramels, burns taffy, plums/raisins/dark fruit. Taste of some wood and sour character, roast developing on tongue, sour fruit, nuts, full body. Palate tangy and lighter than expected, but with a warm boozie feeling down the throat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cbuk1013 (243) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Pours dark brown, with small head. Smells of wheat, yeast, banana and spice. Tastes the same with a mild alcohol aftertaste.


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