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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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A lot plus a little more. Batch #4 is an Imperial Amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2795) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2280) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (1034) - , 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12072) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6094) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2012
bottled from ericandersnavy,reddish pour with good body, fruitcake, chocolate and caramel notes almost mead like, nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4876) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Snifter at Cigar City. Chunky opaque brown-black with a nice beige head. Mild carbonation, big specialty malt tones. Almost rugged, candy sugar tones. Deep sugar soaked rim, wood, cherry notes. Not really mind blowing, tastes like a strong Belgian Red or Brown. Lacks much subtlety, way too sugar forward. Still a nice beer at heart, pleasant enough to mellow out and sip at. Has some English Barleywine and Old Ale traits. Vanilla wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Bomber from nearby liquor store in Coral Gables. Pours murky ruby-amber, with sweet fruity aromas spilling off the nearly foamless pour right from the start. Amazingly rich smells of blueberry rolling off this thing, it’s almost more like a fruit juice than a beer, at least by the nose. Taste is initially quite bitter, too much, almost like a cranberry juice, and there is a medicinal edge that enters in on the late palate once the ABV makes itself known. Some off band-aid flavors as well. Very odd beer. Lots of burn in it, so the 10% is not only not disguised, it almost seems like it’s an undershot. Seems to mellow and even out a bit as it warms. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt on taste, but for palate and overall, this is a bit of mess, especially based on how promisingly it started with the smell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
(750ml bottle thanks to Erica) clear caramel, ring of soapy white bubbles. Nose of caramel, honey, faded hops, creamy, funky. taste of caramel, strawberry, blueberry, cream, smooth around the edges.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reynolds314 (2679) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Maybe Im being unfair to this one because it is a bit old but I would give it the benefit of the doubt if it wasnt terrible, but it is terrible. Ok the aroma takes me back to my summer job in college when I was a maintenance guy for my town elementary school. I would have to take out the garbage which if youve ever been in a public school cafeteria is 100% a mixture of milk, italian dressing, and pizza crust. Walk out to the dumpster in early june on an unusually hot day and open the lid and you get that putrid smell that can only be described as "garbage sweet" A nasty fermented festering conglomeration of spoiled milk and garbage boiling in a parking lot dumpster. That is what this beer actually smelled like. Surprisingly i tasted it still and it didnt taste THAT bad with a nice spicy hoppiness and a rich malt bill but the finish was still garbage. Not good.

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