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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig. The pour’s deep brown with a medium white head. The nose is light cherry and grass. Mildly yeasty, some strawberry and fruity pith. The taste is neutral fruit salad, mildly sweet. Caramel body with light yeast accents. Medium body. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle at Chris O’s pre-GBBF shindig 2012. Muddy brown pour with a white head. Toffee, malt and brown sugar aroma. Caramel, demerara sugar and toffee flavour. Dry fruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5947) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
75 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours almost dark red color with medium-sized, rapidly dissipating head. Aroma of malts, brown sugar, yeast, some orange, ash and some caramel notes. Flavor of ash, caramel, hay, mild yeast, lightly toasted malts, ripe fruits and some faint spice notes. Some chocolate notes appear with the bottom yeast. Alcohol is well hidden. Surprisingly dry palate, medium carbonation, bitter malty finish.
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (5564) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
75 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, BBE 07.12.2014
Aroma has licorice, brown sugar and some dark fruits. Flavour is somewhat tart and dry with citron, some orange peel, dark fruits and slightly salty licorice. Also hints of raisins. Palate is a bit too high on CO2. Unusual but good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20244) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle@chriso pre-gbbf shindig 2012. Brown colour, small beige head. Aroma is fruity, wooden, caramelly, a bit yeasty along with some acid wooden notes. Flavour is fruity, raisiny, alcoholic and mildly yeasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1750) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012. Poured with a fluffy, lasting one finger beiege to light tan head atop a cloudy chestnut brown body. Spicy sweet aroma with wheat, grain, light fruits. Similar again on the tongue but perhaps a bit empty on the mid to end palate. Medium body, some carbonation spritz & finishing with a short, low intensity malt bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6315) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF tasting. It pours deep mahogany, with a thin beige head. The nose is caramel, toffee, spice, chocolate, roasted malt and a hint of charcoal. The taste is roasted malt, charcoal, toast, spice, rubber, dark fruit (raisin, prune etc) and underlying alcohol warmth. Medium body and average fizzy carbonation. Decent balance and flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
bottle at chrisO ... deep thin head ... sweet pine toffe nose ... bitter fruits ... juicy malts ... very blackcurrent berry ... juicy fruits

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (3592) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 5, 2012
Sample from 75 cl. bottle @ Bierpassie Weekend XIII // aroma is a blend of Belgian yeast, round dark fruits, lightly roasted dark malts, chocolate // taste sweet of Belgian yeast blended with chocolate, sweet, dark fruits, spices, liquorish, dash of round hops & back // body is creamy & Belgian yeast // bit like a blend of a Belgian Dark Strong Ale and a sweet stout // I am digging this

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (7315) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle @ WWT 1. Dark red-brown color, full sized light brown head. Smell malts, earth and chocolate. Taste is about the same. Medium carbonation, low to medium body.


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