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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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This strong scotch-style ale has high maltiness, full body, low hop bitterness, flavor & aroma, low-medium fruity esters, very deep copper color, slight chill haze, clean alcohol flavor balancing the rich and dominant sweet caramel & dark roasted maltiness flavor and aroma with a very low level of peaty/smoky character from the addition of small amounts of peated malt. World Beer Championships Award: Silver Medal, 2011


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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2010
Dark orange pour, slightly hazy with a lasting head. Nose is sweet and somewhat hot, with a rye/peat note. Black pepper and cardamon and a sweet but not cloying flavor. Some bitterness and spice note keeps the sweetness in check.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Draught at Downtown Spirits, Seattle
Dark amber color, clean, with creamy beige head. The aroma is nutty, the body is full, it has a rich dark caramel flavor. A bit metallic though, but very clean. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11529) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
On tap @ Destihl. Dark amber colored beer with an off-white head. Very, very light peat. Plum, hints of smoke, oak, and plenty of dark fruit. Big caramel malt base to this one. Plenty of fruit esters on the tongue. Nice sweet caramel and plum flavors. Very subtle peat, slight wet wood, and a mild herbal hop flavor. A bit of brown sugar as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has lots of sweet grains, caramel and a hint of smoke. Flavor is similar with sweet grain, caramel and toffee with a bit of bread.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonas (5772) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
Sampled in Champaign 11.2012. Wood and berry nose, some sourness. Hazy orange amber, offwhite ring Round wooden, berrylike, almondy. Slightly sticky caramel finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bytemesis (3495) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
Tap. Pours clear red apple rosé, small beige head, good lacing. Very light aroma, jolly rancher. Flavor is malty, a bit of cardboard, apple, medium sweet and little bitterness. Medium body, bit hot. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 5, 2014
On tap at Boulder Strong Ale Fest (2014). Pour is clear amber-orange with a small white head and decent lacing. Dark fruity, caramelly, bready, toffee, red licorice, and lightly smoky aroma. Taste is smoky, toffee, caramel, light wood, raisins, plums, fruit, and meat drippings with a light alcoholic finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Kind-of weird.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2014
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest 2014. Pours an orangish brown appearance with a nice tan head. Caramel and nuttiness in the nose. Fair amount of toast and a touch of fruits. Slightly doughy flavor. Dull caramel. A bit of fruit. Alcohol seemed a bit too much. Ok but disappointing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Draft at pig minds. From notes. Slightly sweet with some light caramel and a hint of pepper. Pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (6939) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Tap at Town Hall Lanes. Mostly clear rich orange pour with a white head. Malt and peat on the nose and taste. Sweet but not overly so. Pretty darn good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonhall (58) - - NOV 29, 2012
On draft. Pour is dark amber. A slight bit of peat in the finish. Decent to good taste throughout. Would get again but I think I prefer the Deadhead double here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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