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Brewed by Central City Brewing
Style: American Strong Ale
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (1196) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours amber color, lightly beige head. Aroma is hoppy, caramel, hints of alcohol. Taste is floral hoppy, caramel, grapefruit, orange, some sugar, bitter. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4806) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Amber with a cream head. Nose is malts, chewy, resin, and bread. Easy palate, rich malts, caramel, sweet, nice Hop finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daniel0017 (385) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
Dark ruby red complexion with a thin, beige foamy head. Oak, sweet malt, fresh bread and slight hops to the nose. Flavor is tart, tangy at first, as time goes on, a breadier hoppier character emerges and finishes dry. Velvet mouthfeel, long-lasting bitter-sweet aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (764) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
Red brown pour with an off white head. Aroma has butterscotch, light roasted malt and a surprisingly good dose of brown banana. More banana in the flavour with burnt toast malt. Hops come in mid palate, and have a good profile, but then the banana creaminess lingers. Itís not terrible, but thereís definitely flaws.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (610) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
Visual: Cool label. Pours beer bottle reddish-brown with no head, very thin ringed retention, a bit of lacing, some steady streams. Nose: Papaya and hints of guava Attack: 8/10 quickly fading brown sugar sweetness, Mid-palate: papaya fruity malts, caramel, brown sugar Finish: medium sourness, tangy, lingering grapefruit sharp bitter hop/med-heavy malted finish Summary: Medium to full-bodied, quite balanced but weighs on the palate because it doesnít have any refreshing characteristics. The 9.5% abv is decently hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1117) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Sample at Picaroon's Brewer's Bash. Deep red colour. Aroma is strong hops with some full red ale malt behind it. Taste is powerful resin, with caramel and biscuit malt backing it up. Full body. Overall, while the two strong forces are balanced, the are almost too intense. This beer is experienced, but maybe not savoured. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdobbs (368) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
pours a dark reddish amber with a small beige head. Aroma of dry caramel malts, bready malts, and some pungent resinous hops. Flavour is very round, full of dry caramel malts, resinous hops, and some very subtle fruity notes. Extremely well-balanced but the flavour profile isnít anything special. Good stuf

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (942) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
On tap at London Pub. Clear amber, minimal cap. Consistent lacing. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, raisin, prunes, hay. Taste is more raisin & prunes, caramel, grapefruit, pine. VERY smooth drinking. 9.5%? This could easily get ya in trouble.

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stantheman (634) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
On tap at the brewpub in Surrey, and bomber purchased at Liberty Wine Merchants on Commercial Drive in Vancouver. Dropped in for a glass at Critís recommendation, and itís a doozy! The first thing one naturally notices is the deep red colour. A nice beige head on itís shoulders as well. Hops and fruit on the nose. Itís very much like an imperial IPA, but with more fruit. I canít tease out the fruit flavours here, but thereís an impression of raspberry and other berry fruits. Delicious!

Note: Description on Ratebeer lists alcohol content at 8.5%, whereas my bottle label says 9.5%. I sent in a correction, but no change so far.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1721) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 650 ml bottle. Pours a dark red/brown with medium foamy head. Aromas of brown sugar, roasted malts, dark sour fruit and citrus. Flavors of piney hops, roasted malts, dough, and prunes/figs. Some alcohol notes. Quite good.


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