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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 5, 2013
750ml from JMFG for FFL payouts - thanks, Jay! Big viscous copper pour with lively carbonation and a raucous, puffy head. Nose of super sweet malts, and enough fruits to convey a somewhat disconcerting tartness. Taste is citrus and pine gone off just a bit, contributing to the moderately infected vibe. Hugely malty and sweet, but with the other flavors it leads to enough clashing that I couldn’t enjoy this one a whole lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
February 23, 2013 bottle shared by Brian. Brown pour with limited head. Aroma and taste of malt, alcohol and hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (1376) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at Bob’s - very interesting. Sweet nose, complex taste, malty and dark fruits abound. On the sweet side for sure.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5937) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bomber. Murky reddish brown pour with a off white head. Very malty. Some boozy sweetness. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14306) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
10th September 2011
Clear dark red-brown beer. Big pale tan head. Creamy malt nose. Smooth palate with mild fine carbonation. Creamy malt, fairly rich with a streak of dark toffee. Fresh orange hops underneath, not too bitter. Finishes semi dry with a little aniseed alcohol - pretty mild. Mildly bitter toffee and hop aftertaste. Smooth rich barleywine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle shared by drabmuh. Thanks Matt. The beer is chestnut brown with a thin beige head. The aroma offers some booze, malt, toffee, candy, a general sweetness. The flavor is sweet and boozy. Lingering notes of cotton candy, toffee. Some hop character adds a touch of bitterness to balance the brown sugar quality. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Worth a try. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-18-2012

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (1864) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
On tap at ccb. Pours a golden red with a thick white head. Aroma of hops, citrus and pine big malt profile as well. Taste is sweet, hop bitterness does not put a dent in the sweetness. Drinks syrupy, like cough syrup. Not my favorite offering

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (934) - , Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2012
750 ml bottle via trade with smith4498 (I think; this one sat for 1.5 years). Nice big aroma of sweetness - malt, dark fruits, slight alcohol, molasses, and caramel. pour is cloudy hazy mahogany. med. thickness on palate - niiice. Taste is lotta goodness - aroma plus hops with slight alcohol at end; impressive to put all this together! great beer!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2012
(750ml bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear ruby body with a small cream head. Aroma of wood, vanilla, cocoa, and caramel. Flavor of wood, caramel, cocoa, citrus, pine, and grass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
750ml Bottle.
Appearance : Slightly hazy amber with small foamy head.
Aroma : Big sweet malt with big resinous hops. Rich peachy fruits.
Taste : Big sweet caramel with piny resinous hops. Juicy hops.
Overall : Interesting but too sweet. Hard to drink more than a few ounces of this. Nice flavors but overdone.


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