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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 20, 2012
12 oz bottle I brought back from CT - not quite as good as when I had it on tap, but close. Cloudy brown with a thin beige head. Interesting nose of caramel, earth and a touch of chocolate and pine. Solid chocolaty earth flavors with a lingering earthy finish. Really dug this beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevd193213 (988) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Draught. Light amber caramel pour with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, faint brown sugar, toffee and plums. Medium body with a warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
closey22 (1663) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Cloudy opaque reddish brick brown no head; aroma is malty sweet notes of wild berries; flava is malty sweet notes of molasses; feels medium to thick slight fizz; finishes tangy malty dry

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (4928) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 17, 2016
This was sent to me by Strykzone in a trade. Pour dark brown with a tan head Malty nose with dark ripe fruit. Some chocolate as well .Full body. Very rich flavor with a lot of fruit. Really nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2613) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Many thanks to Will, pours a dark brown with orange highlights. The smell is brown sugar, rich fruit. The taste is cherry Tootsie Pop, brown sugar, rich fruit. The body is light/medium body with tight carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6720) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Very dark with just a little red. A tan ring. Rich fruity malts in the aroma. Dark fruit, very rich malts, and toffee are all tasted early. It is kind of like a fruit cake and it is a bit bready. Also a little like chocolate covered cherries. A dry bitterness begins to emerge and is somewhat a chemical effect. A good winter warmer of a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redtechnj (309) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Appearance- Cloudy chocolate brown with a tan head, not much head that quickly disappeared with little lacing. Aroma- Sweet malts, candy, caramel, spices,brown sugar,dates, slight cherry scent. Flavor- Dark fruits, caramel, spices, cherry, malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
nimbleprop (7495) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2015
On tap in Reading Terminal Market, pours a murky brown with some thin white head. Nose is odd, spice, candy sugar, some root vegetables, maybe even a little cooked squash. Flavor follows, cloves, all spice, candy, toffee. Boozy finish. Reminded me of a bad dubbel. Makes for an even worse scotch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (2077) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 9, 2015
Malt and sweet nutty aroma. Dark amber color with a medium tan head. Light bitter flavor throughout. Lightly creamy palate in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Draught: This one pours a clear, dark copper color. There was a small off white head. It has a good malty nose. Caramel, toffee, some fruits. The taste is good. Just a bit more than medium bodied. Toffee, caramel, a hint of chocolate, maybe some raisins. Some hop notes also that kept the sweetness down. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geologyguy (1331) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Great fruity smell sweet with hints of alcohol, taste is the same...wonderful! Very Smooth, light fruitiness and slight sweetness, finishes sweet with slow dissipation...a very classy beer...sip slow...waters out a bit with speed

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