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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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Released shortly before Valentine’s Day, My Bloody Valentine is the red-blooded cousin of our Halloween specialty ale, Evil Dead Red. Caramel-sweet malt is delicately balanced with floral American hop varieties for a truly unique drinking sensation. A deep mahogany red color and a big, aromatic hop profile are the signatures of this seasonal ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2010
Kinda of a dark brown with a strong hint of red mixed in. Malty aroma with pine and a bit of citrus hops. Very pleasing taste, nice and solid with a hoppy flavored ending that doesn’t really add much bitterness. I expected this to be ok, but ti really turned out to be much nicer than I expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 25, 2010
On tap at Pizza Port (Solana Beach, CA): Poured dark brown with some red highlights if held up to the light. Needless to say I was disappointed with the appearance as my expectations were a lot higher for such a cool name. However, the aroma and taste certainly makes up for it. Very hoppy for an amber. Aroma of citrus and pine perfectly balanced with some dark malts. Flavor is similar- fresh clean pine and citrus hops balancing with a smooth but not cloying maltiness. Delicate hop finish. Drinkability: Simply delicious. Pairing: Wide range of food; chicken, seafood, burgers, and spicy cuisine. I paired it with the Solana Beach pizza served at Pizza Port. Rebuy: Certainly. #287 on 25022010, DG.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
From tap at Pizza Port San Clemente. Pours hazy to murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is mild fruity and dark breadish malty. Dark breadish and toffee malt flavoured with a light fruity note showing through. Dark malty and fruity finish with a light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Draft @ Father’s Office (Santa Monica). Pours a hazy, dark amber-brown color; creamy light-tan head with excellent lacing. Good amounts of basic fruitiness, toffee, and pleasant earthy bitterness; balanced, moderately dry, pleasant. Medium-to-full body; creamy presence, lively carbonation; pleasantly earthy and citrus bitterness, toffee, nuttiness, and slightly oily malt character; a nicely bitter amber; some sweetness and malty heft at the core; lasting finish of caramel, red fruits, earthy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - FEB 20, 2010
On Cask at SD Tap Room. Excellent head retention. Dark amber in color. Very hoppy aroma taste and flavor. Hints of caramel malts as well. Another great one from AleSmith

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
CASK, they tapped the bung the same day I was drinking this, big frothy tan head, red amber coloring, aroma is some columbus and amarillo, flavor is columbus, body is thin and firkin-ish. Good stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
can8ianben (1315) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Unexpectedly hoppy. I was expecting a Valentine beer to have a fruity sweetness to it, but it was balanced out quite nicely by some aggressive hopping. Dark ruby red color with a thick foamy head. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkade8883 (250) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2010
100th rating: Pours murky brown, aroma of hops, chocolate and malt. Medium to low carbonation with amazing mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate with nice balancing bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1132) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 9, 2010
Poured a brown/reddish color with small head. Aroma was caramel and sweet hops. Taste was similar with a malt backbone. Overall it was good but I like Evil Dead Red more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Taster at alesmith. Pours a dark red amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is lots of pine and some citrus. Flqvor is moderately bitter with lots of citrus and pine and slight malt, less than expected. Palate is medium with moderate carbonation.

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