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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (1524) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Dark copper-ish, brown-ish body with a gray & beige tinted, fading head that quickly transcends to a chunky, lasting collar. Aroma is full of lightly dank, weedy hops, somewhat floral grassy with a malty, caramel-like underbite from the malt, creating an all around bittersweet nose. Light bitter citrus peel notes with toasty, caramel & toffee malt balance. Tastes like a red ale should taste with a backbone of solid caramel, toffee, & toasted bread, followed up quickly by a big dose of pine, dank hops, weeds, wet hop oil, light grapefruit & orange peel, & a slightly dry, sticky, weedy finish. A touch of abrasiveness on the mouth feel... All around, a nice red ale, though the heavy malt body might make it drink a little "heavier" than the ABV would indicate.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (840) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle from the internets. Pours a dark reddish amber with a thin layer of tan head. Aroma of hops and dark fruit with a slightly boozy hint. Taste of caramel, some hops, nice booze after taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1945) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
From a bottle shared by jheath99! Pours dark tawny brown with a creamy bubbly beige head. Smells like pine, hops, resin, herbs. Tastes very malty, like pine, earth, hops, grapefruit. Light/medium body and low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3377) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle shared by jheath99. Pours clear, dark amber/mahogany with creamy beige head. Aroma cereal and bready malts, floral and spicy hops, mixed berries, and faint brandy. Flavor is chewy malt profile, dark fruit sweetness, light floral hops, and faint caramel; dry, toasted finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours a ruby red brown with a small khaki head. Aroma was quite hoppy with mild pine, caramel and floral hops. Flavor of caramel, orange peel, pine, earth and floral hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerd16 (185) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Pour is more mahogany-brown than mahogany-red. But coupled with a lasting tan-head itís a delight in the glass. Aroma is fairly sweet and enticing. At this point in its life (3 months old) the aroma is caramel-malt driven. Also some pine, spice and a hint of berry-hop presence. Taste is much the same except the hop presence presents more citrus than berry - maybe some grapefruit, tangerine. Palate is dry, medium bodied. Is an amber/red IPA mash-up. Despite the slightly generic flavor profile it is delicious. An accomplished beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (2541) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bomber from the Andersons in Sylvania. Reddish brown pour. Aroma sweet caramel, floral, cocoa. Tastes are toasty, toffee, orange, little spice, pine, biscuit. Yeah, tasty - very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Seanamonica (4) - Ontario, California, USA - JUN 13, 2014 does not count
Interesting. Good aroma. Good mouth feel. Delicious. Had high hopes after seeing it was ranked among the best ambers and my expectations were met. Definitely worth a try for any amber fans.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edwardbass (489) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Reddish brown with a big tan head. Aroma is roasty malt. Flavor at first is spicy hops, and then malty sweetness follows, some chocolate and candied orange. Excellent beer, even if Iím not a big fan of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4795) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bomber - typical hoppy American red ale, but a decently constructed one, I suppose - malts are toasty and sweet (caramel, pumpernickel, some raisin) - some acidity through the middle braces for the earthy, woody hops and bitterness that follows - finish is a little watery - itís good for what it is, but I can walk into plenty of brewpubs across the country and get pretty much the same beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2161) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
a nice blend of malt and hops. a well made beer but nothing special. it would be a nice winter drinker but not worth the price of a bomber.


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