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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
A hearty, deep red ale with full body and fine malt character. We add just enough hops to balance the malt. The result is smooth and rich without becoming too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (4042) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2015
20 July 2015, tap at Boundary Bay. light ruby, clear. nose is sweet, spiced malt. med body and mildly fizzy. sweet granola malt, some spruce hints, a tad tart/acidic. nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3520) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 14, 2015
Tap at Grub. Caramel, light spiciness, ginger maybe, treacle, maybe touch of fruit. Feels a bit boozy. Nice enough though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (511) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle (22oz $4.50): Nearly black with small brownish head. Aroma is slightly sweet malts.. caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2702) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle split pour. Pours really dark with a sweet, nutty aroma. Malt flavor up front, and really sweet. Some caramel and nutty flavor with a smooth finish. Flavorful. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gmellison (427) - Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2014
On tap in la conner. Pours a dark reddish brown with a moderate white head. Aroma is nuts and chocolate. Flavor is rich malts, earth, chocolate and caramel. Kind of boring

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hanuta06 (440) - Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Serving: from tap at La Fiamma Wood Fire Pizza. Aroma: light malt and lemon. Appearance: small, creamy, light brown, initial head with no lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Murky, light-brown/dark-amber body. Taste: lightly sour and citrusy initial taste and lightly bitter finish with average duration. Palate: light-to-medium bodied with oily texture and soft carbonation. Overall: excellent. Great palate and appearance. Unique flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9201) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle, shared with Grippitis, Parksy, and Faysal. Deep amber hue, low head that forms a persistent ring. Aroma is oaky with some peatiness and over-ripe apples. Lots of raw oak on the palate, with sweet malts underlying, sweetly peaty, again with an oxidized apple quality. Not bad, but not one I’d come back to.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4322) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown color with a smallish cream-colored head on it. Nose is very light, with just a bit of caramel in there. Taste is a tad sweet up front, but then settles into a moderately dry caramel flavor. Doesn’t taste too complex. It’s fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Pours brown with a thin head. Aromas of malt and caramel with a similar flavor profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9021) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2013
Tap at Marciero. Dark brown almost black, low head. Scotch ale nose, caramel, lightly vineous. Light flavor, sweet and caramel, some raisins, but not really all that much malt flavor. OK.

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