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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4204) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
12oz bottle from Spirits Fischer Blvd. Poured a syrupy reddish-brown with a very small light beige head. Aroma is very malt forward, cinnamon, dates, fig, raisin bread dough. Body starts off medium but fades during the swallow, lighter carbonation. Flavor similar to the aroma but a lighter cinnamon taste, dark toast, earth, dry nut shell, bark and raisin bread dough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5087) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Room-filling nose is heavy with malt, sweet, brown sugar and earth, toffee, light caramel, light spice, tons and tons of red berry and stone fruit, peach, pear, jammy cherry, touch of apricot, some smoke, plum and raisin. Just a touch of alcohol showing. Deep dark brown pour wit an ephemeral tan head, beautiful garnet highlights. Body is only medium, lightly watery at times and flattish, but very smooth and graceful. All of the above flavors in spades, really a nice depth of malt complexity, no citrus but plenty of other fruit, smoke is minimal, sweetness is bracing but not cloying, and the alcohol is remarkably well-tamed. Light, clean bitterness with an earth component to the light hops, faint honey and roast. Wish it were fuller and had something resembling an aftertaste (preferably with smoke!), but as it is, a good bit of fun!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10056) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a medium, frothy beige head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and caramel malt, brown sugar, light smoke, earthy hops and dates. Flavor is sweet malt, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Adam of Juba, thank you sir! Clear dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of spiced toasted brownies. Taste is herbal sweetish brownies. A bit messy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid ruby with minimal off-white head. Nose is tart cherry/berry, earthy scotch malt. Tastes earthy, malty, with a nice fruity cherry and berry flavor, good complexity, and ample palate heft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Pours chestnut brown with an aroma of caramel, nuts, bread, and dark fruit. Caramel flavor with bread, dark fruit, and nuts. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle at home in Salisbury - aged a few years. Pours cloudy brown with a tan foam head. Simple malt character with light tangy fruit notes, toasty bread and faint earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with some and dry toast, along with caramel and basic bread. OK. Worked well in my chili recipe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zickbeer_ye (298) - Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Malty, petey, soy a little alc some light berry scents. Creamy light brown head slightly murky dark red with an orange hue. Sweet malts, some tart berry, nice peteyness, grapey, alc, some caramel. Little tart but clean with some heat in the end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1128) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Aromas of cherries, raspberries, some toast, and subtle chocolate. Clear, dark ruby with a moderately lasting, khaki head. Dry, jammy, nutty, and savory. Medium bodied with refreshing carbonation, strong, and with a dried fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4052) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Aroma is grains, nuttiness and caramel malts. The flavor is toffee, caramel, medium sweetness and a tart finish.

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