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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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A lot plus a little more. Batch #4 is an Imperial Amber.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle (thanks to Beerlando for this one)... Poured deep red with an off-white head. Quite sweet and worty. A slightly oxidized character but was in the threshold of quite enjoyable. I like oxidization a little bit so it didnít bother me there. Tobacco, tropical fruits, sweet tea tones, floral hops, and the alcohol was well masked for itís strength.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
25.4 oz bottle. Deep purple brown with splattered beige foam. Nose is dates, bubblegum and bananas Foster with hints of marmalade. Almost full body with fine carb providing a zing as it tails off. Taste is toffee, cherry vanilla, grapefruit and unripe peach. Not as sweet as it smells with hops adding just enough bitter citrus peel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle shared by zinister at August Houston RB Tasting. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose is of roast malt, cola and cigar tobacco. Taste is of chocolate and malt. Mouthfeel is medium and mouth-coating with alcohol noticeable. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1809) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Tap, CK. Murky reddish muddy brown with a medium tan head. Grapefruity and resinous hops with a lot of raisins and maltiness in the aroma. Very resiny in the taste, pine, and lacquer. Medium, very sticky body. Warming and pretty tasty, but a bit much after a while.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10527) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark amber color with a light haze and a finger of soapy, off-white head. S: Very, very malty and sweet. Lots of caramel and toffee with a strong milk chocolate note to it as well. Thereís just a hint of vanilla along with some mild citrus and pine hop notes. T: The flavor is quite similar to the aroma. Intensely malty and sweet with tons of caramel and toffee. A light toasted bread note along with milk chocolate and faint citrus (tangerine) hop flavors. Almost no bitterness to speak of. M: Medium to full bodied with a medium level of carbonation. O: Tasted good, but a small pour was more than enough for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2011
bottle thanks to kiefdog. poured amber with a nice white head that laced the glass. aroma and flavor were heavy caramel malt, slight citrus, with a few hops shining through. body was heavy with soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Had this during the 2011 Shenandoah Throwdown. Lightly astringent hops, big malt. Big toast, more hop astringency. Malt, burnt toast. Rather a meh beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle shared by zinister at the August 2011 tasting. Dark brown and a bit clear. Nose is malty, a bit chocolate, caramel. Taste is the same with a rich, full body. Lots of chocolate. Alcohol is hidden very well. I like this style when pulled off deliciously like this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3225) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle thanks to zinister at the August tasting. Pours a dark amber with small off white head that leaves sticky lacing. The aroma is roasted malt An raisin. Medium mouthfeel with a rich malt with chocolate and light roasty finish. Alchol hidden nicely, a very good American strong ale from Cigar City.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Shenandoah Throwdown. 75cl bottle, thanks GT2. Medium beige head, hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit, some medicinal. Medium-full body, some stickiness.


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