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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
monsterc (13) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2011
Dark brown with some amber. Full bodied, chocolate notes. Quite good, but needs a little more spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (11126) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Keg at the brewpub, PDX, 11/11/14. Mahogany brown topped with a moderate beige swirl and edgeing. Nose is spice, tarte fruit notes, toffee. Taste comprises brown sugar, dark fruit rinds, sweet notes, earthy, spice, toffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (4365) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2015
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate malts, some spices, dough, hints of hops, and some light off-notes. Flavor the same with sort of a weird blend. Average to smoother texture. Not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1854) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2015
A bit of molasses flavor in this. Its a hardy beer, thick, distinct, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5419) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2015
22oz bottle pours a murky brown with a ring of beige head. Nose has a lot of soggy toast, brown sugar, mildly gristy, a little dried leaves, some roasted carrot. Flavot has a little Chinese barley tea, malty, bread crust, some brown sugar. Fairly clean finish. Drinks like it’s 4%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maarten1993 (421) - - DEC 18, 2014
Bitter beer, coffee hints. A nice beer. Liked it, good winter taste. Also chocolate hints. Rich beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
described as an old ale/winter warmer, it looked the part...then things went south. multiple simultaneous drainpours. maybe infected, who knows. it was waxed in a 750, nice presentation. shitty beer. tart aroma and flavor on top of a malty base that just didn’t fit. a few sips in i’d had enough. Too bad...the only other Alameda brew i’ve had was an awesome impy stout."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (732) - - JAN 20, 2014
Tap at alameda brewpub Portland, OR. Nitroed. Very subtle aroma, but I detect notes of caramel and chocolate malt. Pours dark copper colored with a creamy, off-white head and good lacing. Rich, creamy mouthfeel with notes of caramel and some chocolate. Finishes smooth and clean. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2014
From bottle. Deep murky brown. Aroma is grape, roasted malt, and a hint of sweet smokiness. Taste is sour grape, roasted malt, and campfire smoke. A little bitter on the finish, with a touch of sweet remaining at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle - pours pitch black with small head around rim of glass. Nose of smoke, coffee, and malt. Taste is smoky malt, coffee, and chocolate. Not bad though has a weak finish for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4943) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Deep brown coloured body with a two centimetre tall off-white head - like beige. Aroma of malt, toasted grain, basement, caramel and a light herbal note. Medium-bodied; Strong malt notes throughout with an emphasis on caramel and toffee, some lighter mushroomy and meaty flavours and some subdued grain and yeast tastes. Aftertaste shows a nice caramel and toffee flavour with a lot of grain and some lighter yeast and alcohol. Overall, a very nice beer with a lot of malt and some good toffee and sugars at the back end. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased a few minutes ago at Made in Oregon in Portland, Oregon (PDX Terminal D) on 06-December-2013 sampled a few minutes later in my hotel room here in Portland on 06-December-2013.

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