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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7224) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2013
750mL bottle. Poured medium brown with a dense cap of smoked beige head. The aroma picked up a hefty dose of toasted fruits and fruity yeastage.. lots of sweet molasses and honey too.. more than enough sugar to hide the alcohol, but it was a bit muddled. The flavor found wisps of smoked malt over sweet molasses, darker fruits, and a touch of chocolate.. heavier on the oddly-placed Belgian yeast on the back.. sweet, mostly fruity finish. Medium-bodied with a full-ish feel on the palate.. malt-inspired tanginess helped cut through some of the sweetness on the back.. OK feel and flow. This was certainly drinkable, but was too sweet and had some conflicting elements.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Tasted on 6/2/12 from a capped 750mL bottle, thanks to Nick for sharing. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thick tan head that leaves thick, but very even lace. The nose is darkly roasted malt with some coffee, dark bread, and caramel. The flavor is quite dry with some cedar spice, coffee, and dark chocolate. The body is full with average, smooth carbonation, and a long lightly bitter dark finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrewFace (928) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle share thanks to beechner224. Huge, foamy pour, all foam. Dark brown with huge light brown head. Sweet, booZy molasses caramel and toffee aroma. More of the same in the aroma plus some roast character. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beechner224 (807) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle from little bro. Pours dark, thick ass head. Persisted for a long time. Aroma is sweet dark fruits. Maybe prune and raisin. Taste is sweet, burnt caramel, dark fruits. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 9, 2014
"June ’13. Big, interesting brew. Reddish brown, big aroma and flavor of dark fruit, brown sugar, light somoke and alcohol. There is a faint tartness to the flavor that is different than the lemony astringency sometimes present in scotch ales. Bready notes on the finish as well. Lots going on in this one. Hard to get out here in the west, but i hope to try again."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tricyclist (960) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Too sweet for me. Nose and aroma are all caramel to pair up with the dark fruit. Honestly, it’s too much for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
peteinSD (1416) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, brown sugar, light roast, and caramel. Taste is sweet malt with brown sugar, light bitterness, and peat. Lingering cola sweetness. Lightly coating mouthfeel. Decent actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brystmar (1305) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Sept 2011 bottle; bit of a gusher. Tons of brown head above a dark caramel body. Good retention.

Smells like barrel & toasted caramel. Tons of carb, tastes and feels a bit like A&W root beer. Weird, but I kinda dig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
(bottle) dark brown with tan head. Aroma of alcohol and malt. Flavor is roast malt, scotch whiskey, some spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2329) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Thick Brown Head, Great Lacing S: Raisins, Mild Toffee T: Raisins, Brown Sugar, Mild Plum M: GRAND carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, SemI Drying Overall, a decent scotch ale with a belgian flair to it...drinkable but somewhat mild too and heavy carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
From a 0.75l bottle @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. This is a near clear dark brown one with a not so good looking beige islandy top. The nose is light acidic and sweet. Some red sour berries, licorice and dark malts. Somehow I’m really liking this aroma. Great drinkability. Lovely flavors, light acidic with both dry licorice, red wine barred notes and some chocolate paper. Acidic and lasting finish here. It’s not sour, but woody acidic with a strong sweetness that’s balancing it. 03.05.2013

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