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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Creamy caramel and rich chocolate flavors dominate this insanely hoppy lager.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
devilrunner (5) - USA - OCT 24, 2010 does not count
We use to frequent the brewery every week while living in Boulder... Which we terribly miss!! Anyway, back to the beer; it was a very pleasant surprise the day we tasted this delicious treat. As far as top 5 beers I have ever had in my life, and itís an extensive collection, this is the best for style and taste. Itís aroma is amazing and you donít know good beer until you have tried this one. Go visit, but donít stay ; )

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
Deep brown pour. The nose is coriander with a distinctly herbal hop nose. A little bit of grassiness on the back of the soft cocoa. Itís lightly earthy and hoppy with a lingering hoppy flavour toward the finish. Chewy and lightly coffeeish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Tap at Avery. Pours a deeper brown with amber notes and a medium bubbly creamy tan lacing head. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate and toffee. Flavor of chocolate, toasted malt, caramel and sweet malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Tap @ Avery. Deep Brown with a frothy light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt and some earthy notes. Flavors about the same, mostly on the sweet side, but not cloying, donít really get any hop bitterness. Medium body but kind of a thin watery mouth feel. Never really got the "insanely hoppy lager" characteristics but pretty good just the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2010
A fairly solid strong dark lager - smooth and creamy texture - sweet up front, with rich chocolate flavors - dry and roasty later, with a medium-low level of hop bitterness to compliment it - a bit of bright berry character near the finish - a couple of off yeast characteristics, but nothing major - lingering cocoa and hops - decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12757) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2010
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, grass, and caramel. Flavor of chocolate, grass, citrus, caramel, roastiness, and nuts with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2010
on tap at Avery on 4/9/10... light black pour with an off white head... medium body with big roasted malts, some nuts and a sweet finish with oat notes... a good bitterness on the end as well...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - APR 12, 2010
On tap at the brewery. A nice dark pour with an aroma that has the hoppy notes, as well as the roasted nut and chocolate too. Very smooth beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 9, 2010
Draught at Avery. Pours dark brown to black with medium, frothy light tan head, good retention. Aroma is clean, dark malt, chocolate and caramel, medium hops and a clean lager character. Flavor is dark bitter chocolate, bitter hops, and burnt toast. Medium-full bodied, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3919) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2010
Draft at brewery, pours brown with white head. Nose is piney, toasted malts, flavors have a big hop presence for the style, pine, grapefruit, with a charred chocolatey finish. Pretty smooth finish. Not bad.

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