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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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Hopped with heather.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dangelicom1 (17) - Shelton, Connecticut, USA - AUG 25, 2008
great beer, you can really taste the heather. it is well hopped but not overwhelming. i brought back a few 22oz bottles for a rainy day. cant wait

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Bottle. Poured a deep brown body with thin head. Aroma is malty, rich floral smells. Flavor is peat malt and caramel. Light roasty body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2008
22oz bomber from The Lighthouse in Manchester. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown/black body with ruby-red highlights and a thin film of light tan head. Smells roasty, slightly peaty, with chocolate notes. Tastes sweet and malty, with roast, caramel, chocolate, and hints of peatiness. Medium to full in body with moderate carbonation. A good combination and balance of flavors, though it reminds me of some mid-point between a Scottish and Scotch ale. A solid and flavorful beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2008
22 oz. bomber...pours a deep ruby-brown hue...pale tan mostly lasting head. Roasty, chocolate, herbal, faint smoke nose. Caramel, rasion, dark toffee, licorice, sweet up front, light to medium body, earthy hops, herbs thru the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4396) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Pours deep mahogany into a Thistle. Creamy off-white head with excellent retention. Smoke and caramel aromas. Creamy dried fruits upfront moving to a lasting, slightly thin smoke finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2008
Draught at the brewery. Pours dark brown with thin, creamy off-white head. Aroma is an almost cola-like sweetness, caramel and roasty notes blended together, with a hint of herbal heather coming through. Taste is roasty malt, cocoa, earthy, very rich and malty, almost cola like, with nice, floral heather and smoky peat notes on the finish to balance - beautifully executed, my favorite beer by Atlantic. Palate was creamy with a subdued carbonation that was just crisp enough to go perfectly with the (surprisingly excellent) barbecue served at Atlantic’s own brewpub. Marvelous job.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2008
En fût. Verre de dégustation chez Knox Road Grill (Bar Harbor, ME). Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe de fumée. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel sucré avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool chaleureux en arrière goût. (Rating #1785)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3719) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2008
650 ml. Nearly opaque mahogany with a one-finger head that fizzles away immediately to a lasting ring, leaving some nice lace. Caramel, cola and slight smoke in the nose. Initial flavor is all caramel and cola, and methinks "uh-oh". But the earthy smoke and heather bittering quickly comes to the rescue, resulting in some nice oak, raisin, vanilla, fig, and slight whiskey flavors. The heather taste is thankfully sparse, mainly showing up on the dry but florid finish. Medium body ends nicely dry as mentioned, but is a bit too fizzy for my tastes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2008
(22oz. bottle) Pours a burgundy body with a small beige head. Aroma of peat, smoke, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, peat, toasted bread, some floral, and light smoke.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dyetube (1182) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2008
DFW Tasting 6/8/08 Thanks to Bu11zeye for sharing! The aromas are peat and moss. Taste is very light chocolate and peat. Very lively beer. Cheers!


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