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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Like FDRís Depression-Era Radio Addresses, which were like a kick in the butt and a hug at the same time, our Fireside Chat is a subtle twist on the traditional seasonal brew. We begin with a rich, dark, English-style ale and then we improvise with spices until we know we have a beer worth sharing with the nation. Celebrating the right to be original.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Poured from a 12oz. can into a pint glass. The color is a dark maroon to black with about two fingers of foamy off-white head and some pillowy lacing. The smell is a bit vegetable flavor, some string-bean and a little sour krout flavor. Some scotch tape aroma and a touch of some sticky butter flavor. The taste is pungent punch of hops, malt and a watery mix of smelt together character. Some fight is left in the flavor but comes back when left alone. The feel of this beer is like an old cigar. Well past itís prime it is not worth wasting the match.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1451) - California, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Interesting beer. Almost too many flavors, seem to be conflicting each other. Nice color, but not much head. Good winter beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into snifter Appearance: bright brownish with a decent head Smell: sweet, faint hints of hops and spice Taste: somewhat sweet with excepted caramel and spiciness. a couple of things I can quite put my finger on. It almost taste infected with metallic and very faint vinegar notes. Just awful. I cant remember the last time I had a drain pour. Feel: low to mid carbonation with a thin mouth feel. Drinkability: Terrible. Iím convinced I had an infected batch. I really hope so as most of the previous stuff from 21st Amendment as been good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2011
canít remember who sent this can, but thanks!! poured a deep amber/ruby with a beige head. aroma was cinnamon, nutmeg, and dark fruits. flavor was fruity and dark fruits. body was light with low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2011
A disappointment. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Is very sweet and malty with a horrible burnt/metallic aftertaste. Just not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into tall glass. Appearance: Rich, dark brown with thick, foamy tan white head. Aroma: Caramel, cherry, spicy & floral English hops and sweet gingerbread. Taste: Semi-sweet caramel and roasted malts, with some cherry and spicy English hops. Ends very burnt and metallic. Palate: Moderate carbonation, fairly light and thin body for almost 8%. Very dry finish, but thatís not the greatest thing considering the circumstances of that finish. Overall: The burnt metallic finish just kills this, and destroys any complexity. Not really sure where the spices are either, although I thought I smelled a little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3500) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2011
Can at Tankís. Not really sure what to think about this bad boy. It seemed like a sour with a hint of spice to me? Tasted nice but not really sure it fits the deScription. Possible infection? Either way I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
can on 12/19/10 dark burgundy brown with a monster tan head. it smells like metal, malt, paper bag and brown sugar. the flavor is a combination of the aroma along with additional notes of cinnamon, prunes and nickels. the medium body is too sweet and sticky. 6/4/6/3/12

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Can on 01/06/2011 from Wine and Beer Westpark. Mostly clear dark brown body with a medium creamy tan head. Spice and grainy aroma. Dry spice and astringent grain flavor. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
(12oz can thanks to ericandersnavy) This oneís dark brown. Smells roasty, toasty, smoky, cinnamon, cloves, some ash. Taste has minerally, smoky, wood, sweet boiled down malt syrup. Interesting. I like the spices in the aroma but maybe a bit much of the smoke. Though it is called "Fireside Chat" so I should forgive it for that.

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