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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Generous amounts of NW pale, caramel and chocolate malts were blended with English Goldings kettle hops and Willamette Valley Cascade and Chinook Hopjack hops. It was brewed in small batches, fermented, and then aged on American white oak. The oak aging imparted caramel and vanilla flavors to complement the bold and smooth malt flavors and unique hop character of this true NW ale.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 5, 2013
22oz bottle. Clear amber with a thick, foamy beige head. Aroma of toffee, oak, vanilla, fruity and light citrus. Flavor is caramel malt, vanilla, light bitterness, alcohol and dry oak. Medium to full body with a soft mouth feel. Good oak character in this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3664) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle: Poured a orange red copper with a thin off white head that turned to jello. Aroma is strong bold hops and caramel malts. Taste is sweet malts, vanilla, and edgy hops.The tongue is somewhat dry and leafy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Deep ruby hued copper, moderate frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   Initial nose reminds me of the old Mirror Mirror, cheesy.   Otherwise I get oak, bright/alcohol caramel/toffee, very pale hops.   Similar tongue, an unrefined caramel/toffee, hop background that seems astringent (perhaps thats the malts), with a soft alcohol background.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Rough finish, alcohol, astringent hops and caramel, not as clean as it started.   There is an oak presense for sure, but it doesn’t lend any credibility to the normal Knucklehead.   I prefer the original.   Damnit Bridgeport!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ellolovey (469) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours a cherry cola red with a quickly dissapating tan head. Some lacing. Aroma of musky wood, vanilla, caramel, and dark fruits, Musky old leather taste up front, with some old wood, vanilla, and some dark fruits. Very sweet. Hopefully will not remember this beer in the morning. Not enjoyable at all.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
transparent amber, thin white ring. Sugary nose is orange rind and caramel. Flavor is similar, sugary with orange hints. Attenuate please.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (5204) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
22oz bottle pours a clear caramel amber with some frothy, white head. Nose is musty, wood shavings, caramel, malt, crackers. Flavor is sweet, mostly malt, caramel, cracker, orange, light bourbon, a little marshmellow. Full, slightly boozy finish.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
651mL thanks to my tasting group. Pours a clear, deep red. Weak foam. Nose is sweet tea, squash, sweet grenadine. Taste is sticky syrup, tomato, dusty, nutty, bitter.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (13407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of Listerine. Taste is similar.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2362) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Red brown pour from bottle. Filmy head. Smell of oak and cherries and vanilla. Lighter woody mouthfeel. Boozy vanilla and dark fruits

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cstuartj (1010) - Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Golden brown ale color. Nice head. Good solid ale nose with hints of wood, and pleasant mold. Deep earthy taste, a bit sweet. Nice and heavy on the tongue. Ok brew.


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