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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A roasted rye malt liquor. Collaboration brew with Chef Cleetus of Fountainhead (Chicago, IL).


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpongeRuiner (778) - Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2013
On tap at Michigan Fall Beer Fest. Pretty much what you would think. Has that cheap taste, maybe what they were going for? Nice mix up by Dark Horse nonetheless.


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
alliance100 (811) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Draft at Tip Top Deluxe - pours a medium gold . Burning alcohol aroma . Taste is hot , boozy . Drinkable , fun , but not my fav .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Sample at the Seventh Son Tap Invasion at Daily Growler on 12/11/2013. Pours a clear copper-orange color with a thin white head that evaporates steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of grainy malt and hops. Medium to full body with flavors of malt, mildly spicy rye and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7921) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Dryer brew, not sure if its a lager or not, slight roastiness and spice, not ultra boozy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2342) - Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Tap: Dark Horse malt liquor? Couldn’t pass it up. Hazy orange & copper-ish, darker in hue than expected with a fizzling, off-white head with decent retention. Aroma includes faint grains, light oranges, dusty & spent hops, & some back-end citrus-y fruits that are hard to pinpoint. Taste is subtly fruity as well, with flavors that remind me of orange & strawberry flavored Pez candy. Faint citrus splashes, too, with some heavy grains & an abrasively toasted & bready finish that comes on rather abruptly. I didn’t know this had toasted rye until after I tried it... that explains it. Unexpected, but actually quite tasty & quaffable - no sign of 9% ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rhsiung (834) - USA - OCT 18, 2013
on tap @ The Return of Cleetus @ Fountainhead. 3rd/3 beers of 3rd/3 flights. thanks to my server, who let me make up my own flights. sweet, tasty. the best of the fest. kind of surprised my taste buds weren’t worn out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (638) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Tap pour at DH Brewery - medium orange color with little to no head. Aroma is sweet with a touch of rye and a hint of corn - very malt forward as one would expect for the style. Flavor is similarly sweet, but this is very tasty with no off-flavors or odd character that one might expect with your garden variety gas station ML - good stuff actually. Palate is light to medium bodied and an easy drinker - if they put this brew in tall boys or 40s, it would be an easy buzz, as the ABV doesn’t reflect on the palate. Complex, no...would I have again...absolutely!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (999) - Troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Draft at brewery, gimmie some malt liquor! The pour is a bright golden orange. The aroma has a sweet undertone. The taste is nice. Light and sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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