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RATINGS: 304   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11686) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bomber from Nugget Market in Davis, CA. Pours very dark and ruddy with a foamy tan head. Nose seems floral with resin backing. Full bodied, almost. Flavor is pine/grapefruit with chocolaty dark malt. It finishes smooth bitter with chocolate notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pliny_SR (24) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Draft @ Gourmet Haus Staudt on 1/29/15. Pours a deep red, brown in color with 1 finger of head and nice lacing. Aroma is strongly hop-driven dank and resinous with notes of pineapple and citrus and some subtle malty sweetness. Medium body. Palate is dank, floral and robust hop bitterness with some sweetness from the malt backbone. A nicely balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BucannonXC5 (956) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2015
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Lagunitas mason jar From: Costco in Santee (San Diego), Calif. Price: $4.99 Purchased: Jan. 11, 2015 Consumed: Jan. 29, 2015 Misc.: Bottled on Dec. 22, 2014 Poured a reddish, brown, mahogany hazy color with five fingers of khaki-tan, frothy head. Excellent spiderweb, layered, lacing on the sides of the glass all the way down. Great retention on the top. (Sight - 4.75) Smelled a pleasant mix of hops up front and malts late. Got floral hops, light grass hops, Citra hops, sweet chocolate, caramel, toffee, chocolate milk, hints of roasty nuts and raspberries (wishing?). (Smell - 4.25) Taste wasn’t as good as the nose, but still decent. Got floral hops, bitter grassy hops, chocolate, chocolate milk, caramel, toffee, roasty malts, toast, nuts and faint vanilla. (Taste - 3.75) Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.75) This was pretty good for the style. One of the best looking beers I’ve seen in a long time. (Overall - 3.88) 3.93 88 B+

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (963) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a deep amber red color with an off white head. Malt, caramel, toffee, hop and fruit aroma. Malt, toffee, cherry, floral, caramel, biscuit, hop and slight chocolate flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Caramel, toffee and fruit finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Really nice sweet malt aroma with a fantastic hop aroma. This brewery make top notches beers all around. The finish is perfect with a malt backbone and hop dryness. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2571) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle in Seattle. Deep cherry red and brown. Rich complex sharp aroma. Tasty red beer, sharp grain. Hoppy counterbalance. Bitter cream body. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (289) - - JAN 18, 2015
Look: pours a deep Amber color. Very clear. Light tan head. Smell: sweet caramel. Dank. Cherries in syrup. Flowers. Sweet sugary smell. Taste: dank. Cherries with a heavy cherry syrup. Super over the top sweet. Feel: dry bitterness from the hops. But still sweet and not from the malt. Overall: over the top sweet. Ok beer, just too sweet for me. First drank: home 1/17/15 Vintage: 2015

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (805) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
22 Oz bottle pour split at a tasting. Pours a super dark red color with a rich malty aroma. Really leafy malt flavor. A bit of a candy sweet flavor on the finish. A little floral. Interesting take on the style on my opinion. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (639) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
22 ounce bottle, pour is dark red, malty, thin disappearing head, effervescent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarrettB (1119) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2014
February 17th, 2013 - I love a beer that has an unidentifiable style. It grapples with boundaries, pushing them and warping them, much to the benefit of the drinker. Under this category of outré brews is Alesmith’s My Bloody Valentine - a departure from my favorite beers there which are decidedly dark and boozy. The smell is spicy, with lots of grape juice and grape Kool-Aid, old and dusty wood, clove, and a little juniper, with some brown sugar too. The flavor thunders with a heavier booziness than the smell portends. Caramel and dark sugars greet the tongue, heavy and callous, almost like a large, blundering stout. Add in raisin and fig, blackberry and a nice juniper dryness and you have a nice, dark mix of sweeter high notes and sluggish low notes, and a constant line of hops bitterness all the way through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (1411) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
(tap) clear, bright dark amber colour with a small brown head; light aroma of grapefruit; balanced flavour

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