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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Reddish brown pour with thin off white head. Smoky, slightly sour caramel aroma. Sweet caramel, spice, sour malty taste. Not a favorite of mine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9158) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Draft… Pours midnight black with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is malty, fruity and lightly spiced with a touch of banana. Full-bodied and silky with soft carbonation. Spicy, fruity, malty flavor with moderate roastiness. Excellent balance for a Scotch and/or Farmhouse style ale. Finishes sort of lifeless, mundane and flat as many American saisons seem to do. Overall, though? A winner!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2011
750 @ ravenous pig Big caramel on the nose with hints of molasses and a spicy aroma. Pours dark amber brown. Sweet caramel upfront with a slight smokey flavor and a dry spicy finish. Perfect blend of the 2 styles.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
craftycarl21 (2228) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
750 mL bottle thanks to travlr and GT2. Dark brown pour with a smallish head. Nose holds banana, mango, and grape; quite fruity, not a balance of dark fruit and malt as the style would suggest. The flavor reads with more roast, chalk, earth, and lactic cream to mix with some fruity esters that are, honestly, quite undesirable. Low to medium carbonation. Poor effort from a good brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edecambra (11) - Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2011
This is a funky one. Aroma is figs and peppery, yeasty spice. The body is a bit thinner than I would expect (more like Saison than Scotch ale). Plum and raisins mixed with lots of cloves on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle shared by Joey at Dr. Bill’s tasting. Pours with a hazed brown hue with a small off-white head. Aromas are malty, light caramel and spicy with a phenolic, clove and pepper yeast presence. Flavors are rich, malty, lightly smokey with a bit of a belgian yeast pepper and spicy note. Medium bubbles. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Thanks Travlr! Black pour with an offwhite head. Pretty weird: Lactic sugars, banana, tropical esters, and roasty chalky cocoa nib. Seems to find the sweet stout style much better than scotch ale, but there you have it. Interesting, but I’m not convinced that it works here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. Nearly black, medium brown head. Aroma of weak coffee grounds. Taste is silky chocolate and bitter coffee finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8430) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2011 Tap at CCB for the BA Hunahpu release. The pour is clear maroon with a thin, tan head. Vegetal off-character in nose. Taste is very odd. Cardboardy and bland with mild cherry. Weird palate hints at infection. Grape jelly perhaps? Nose is grape jelly. I hope to lord Jesus that this beer has not picked up the notorious infecting bacteria from Shorts Brewing (originally from an asteroid) known as SBC3830-X. Could be a monumental disaster. I would quickly chuck this out of the tap lines, clean everything, and pretend this beer never existed. 9/26/2011 3/3/3/2/6=1.7

750mL thanks to Travlr. Thankfully not infected. Still not good though. Estery nose. Taste is earthy, dirty with odd tartness. Chalky, bitter palate. Roast and lemon combo. Loads of sugar and artificial banana. Just not a good beer. 10/2/2011 6/3/4/3/10=2.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3670) - Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Poured a amber color with khaki head. Aroma of malt, smoke, maple. Flavors match the aromas, with a slightly smokey aftertaste. Intriguing beer...

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