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RATINGS: 294   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (4078) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Deep dark mahogany under a thick rocky off-cream head. Wonderful nose of chocolate covered cherries and a sharp tartness of red fruity berry, atop a mildly bitter floral hop resin. The flavor is a wee bit on the mild side, and starts with a mild-ish caramel maltiness...but then halfway through it turns into a chocolate cherry cordial flavor, with a pseudo synthetic strawberry creme flavor reminiscent of chocolate-cherry ice cream. Very nice and interesting. Finishes with a light touch of chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3759) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Light brown in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of caramel, strawberry, almost candy-like, honey, brown sugar, and a hint of piney hops. Taste is of strawberry blending to caramel, light raisin, faint earthy notes, honey, and juicy orange. I usually HATE amber ales...this is a GREAT beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuedmaster (213) - Vista, California, USA - FEB 25, 2014
22 oz. bomber from Frazier Farms. Ruby red pour with one inch beige head that lasts and leaves lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, grapefruit, resin, floral, hay, bread, and caramel. Flavor is sweet and bitter at the same time, with the bitter winning out in the end. Too many high alpha hops for me, tastes like Cascade and Centennial with too much grapefruit flavor. I detect some roasted grain and coffee notes in the finish. Overall kind of nice but I’m not crazy about it. I like the 6.66% abv. the number of the beast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1752) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Tap at Alesmith. Pours a hazy amber with khaki head. Aroma is strong caramel, floral hops. Flavor is fantastic caramel and hops. Floral, citrus and caramel blend with a terrific mouthfeel. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2014
I have wanted to try this for a long long time. So glad it is now bottled. 22oz bomber pours with a nice clear deep ruby red to amber body the supports a firm tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet malts, some sweet nuttiness and then a hoppy mix of black licorice, pine resin and floral hops. The taste is nice and rich with a pleasing malt to hop balance. It has slick sweet malts, some sweet nuttiness and then it gets into pine hop resin, bitter floral hops and some hoppy spicy dankness. This is all going so well together and attains a tasty balance between malty sweetness and hoppiness. Well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1435) - - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber/ruby with a persistent fluffy light tan head. Aroma is excellent. Spicy floral hops, caramel and candy. Taste has an unfortunate rubbery note at first but that fades a bit. Piney hops, orange peel and Smarties candy. Deep caramel finish. Thick chewy palate and relatively light carb. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7137) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bomber. Poured rich blood red with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up semi-sweet biscuit and caramel notes with nice dank floral hop accents.. a kiss of peppery spicage on the back of the nose. The flavor found sweet caramel and bready malts at the core, with fresh floral and lesser herbal bitterness around.. sweet-ish on the finish, yet dry, with great balance. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.. sweet, but it had enough fresh, tasty hops to cut through and balance it out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle. Copper/red color with little head. Bitter hop that mostly covers up a burnt sugar flavor. Wish it was the other way around.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DougHnut70 (65) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
From a bomber into a tulip on Valentine’s Day of course! Pours a dark, cloudy red that has a bright red shine when light shows directly through it. Smells sweet like Sweethearts candy with the sayings mixed with a great IPA. Complex tastes of honey, pine, citrus, roasted malt, tiny bit of some tasty roasted carmelized malt throughout drinking. Starts sweet, goes malt, and vice versa. Very VERY smooth, medium carbonation. Now I’m sure it’s the best red/amber ale(s) - maybe because I can only get a few bottles once (or twice if you count Evil Dead Red) a year. This year I bought half a case because I felt greedy when I saw it. If you see this - highly recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Copper pour with a thin head. Bitter hop aroma with some light caramel notes under it. Flavor is pretty much the same. Bitter hops without the citrus that I’ve been enjoying. More bitter and dry with some light caramel hints.

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