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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 200   ABV: 6.66%
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Released shortly before Valentineís 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1079) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Pours a deep mahogany, brown color. Aroma is of sweet malt mixed with a caramel smell. Taste is of doughy malt, mixed with a heavy caramel flavor. At first I thought the beer was too swsweet, but as the beer warmed it became aromatic. This beer got better as I reached the bottom of the bottle. Smooth aftertaste and easy drinking of a complex beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1267) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Deep orange brown. Heavy lacing. Some caramel malts on the nose giving way to earth hops as it warms. Similar experience with the taste...very malt forward at first with a lot of caramel, almost like an old-ale-lite, then becomes more of like a hoppy amber. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Brown with a khaki head. Hops, pine, fresh, sticky, and malts. Great chewy palate, piney hops, bread, dough, great finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1468) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Bomber from Rays in Tosa. Pours an orangey brown with an orange head leaving some nice lacing. Aroma has sweet fruits, stone fruits, pine, tangy spices and caramel. Luscious "american strong" blend in the aroma - quite hoppy. Taste is of sweet fruits, heavy spicy pine, tangy other spices, lots of caramelly & biscuity malts and resin. Medium bodied and quite dry. Finishes bittersweet, and in terrific balance between the two, with a touch of a peppery tang adding some length. A terrifically hoppy amber = an "american strong ale" in my book. Regardless a very nice brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1182) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2014
22oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a deep, ruby reddish brown color with a huge tan head and some lacing. Aroma is hoppy, grassy, hay, flowers. Medium on the palate with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, toffee, bread, some grassy hops, with a light bitter hop finish. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1392) - Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle; Pour is dark mahogany, with a one finger, fine bubbled khaki head this glass. Itís not as nice looking as Evil Dead Red - whatever. The nose is caramel, biscuit notes, with a nice american hop profile, but theres a mineral presence as well here that takes it down a notch. Retention was fairly poor as well. Whatever. The flavor profile shines though, but Evil Dead Red is the king, if youíre wondering. This one is sticky caramel buns, more minerals, pine and citrus notes, with some light fade near the finish. Itís a proper amber, for sure, but Iíve got Evil Dead Red on the brain.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
onceblind (4699) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3971) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuedmaster (268) - 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 Iím not crazy about it. I like the 6.66% abv. the number of the beast.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - 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.


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