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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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Lots of dried fruit in the nose, hints of dates and raisins, sweet malt profile with traces of underlying booze, lingering notes of fruit and spice, smooth finish.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2884) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at 3 Stars listed as Madness, 12.4% ABV per the board. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, red wine, dark fruit. Tastes of caramel, butterscotch, dark fruit, booze, medicinal note, subtle chocolate. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Pretty rich and somewhat boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (4047) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
On draft at Mad Fox Barleywine Festival 2015. Pours a hazy bronze with a ecru head. Sweet caramel aroma. Alcohol come through right from the beginning. Sweet and boozy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15104) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Draft at the source. Hazy golden amber color, tan head. Aroma of lightly burnt toast. Taste is boozy caramel with a burnt edge. Interesting.
Earlier Rating: 11/21/2012 Total Score: 3.3
Draft at the source. Hazy brown color, beige head. Aroma of boozy caramel and brown bread. Taste is similar. Plain.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerbierbiere (9) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
big malt flavors with raisin components. super boozy but hidden well with the complexities of the flavors. super dangerous

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1960) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Great sweet and a bit tart winter ale that has good alcohol. Enjoyable from the fist sip to the last.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5014) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Rich deep dark brown coloured body with a little ruby and copper tint and a nice, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright english hops, a ton of pit fruits, some yeast and basement must and a lot of deep nuts and caramelised sugars. Full-bodied; Strong pit fruit flavours with a lot of nuts and earth, some mellow yeast and a touch of cherries with a light hop note at the very end. Aftertaste shows a good blend of malt and hops with a lot of earth and nuts, some pit fruits and a touch of deep bitterness. Overall, a nice strong ale with some nutty and earthy flavours and a good deal of bitterness. I sampled this pint on draught at Ironhorse Tap Room in Washington, DC on 23-December-2013.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5568) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4oz sample at Churchkey’s 3 Stars 1st Anniversary event. Pours a hazy, caramel amber with one ring of clumpy, beige head. Nose is a mix of booze, chocolate, tropical fruit, caramel, pear. Boozy flavor, can sugar, rum, spice, nail polish, malt, caramel, a little vanilla. Full, spicy finish. A little hot. Seems a bit out of proportion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10608) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Tap at Churckey (labelled as aged in Maker’s Mark barrels). Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is bourbon, caramel and cookie malt, dates and earthy hops. Flavor is booze, sweet malt, light hops and bitterness with dates and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3981) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pizzeria Paradiso, Georgetown tap ($6): Pours a murky brownish color with a small head. Aroma is a whole bunch of different fruit flavors. Taste is pretty much dates, plums, and whatever other similar such fruits beer vaguely tastes like, along with plenty of malt. There is very little hop character, as this beer is a mostly a malt monster. Easy to drink and alcohol is well-covered although there is a hint of booze in the aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nuplastikk (4956) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Growler at DC tasting. Red-amber, thick beige head. Aggressively sweet, los of booze soaked dark fruit. Raisin, plum, prune. A sort of odd creature, piny sticky finish, but not so much hop character. OK. Mellow aroma.


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