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RATINGS: 1545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Vast in character, luscious & complex. Brewed with peat-smoked barley, this strong ale is brewed with organic juniper berries, vanilla & maple syrup. It’s aged on oak and fermented with a blend of English & Belgian yeasts.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (397) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a slightly chunky copper light brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is heavy malts, oak, molasses. Flavor is somewhat sweet, molasses, touch of peat, alcohol. Medium body, creamy, mild alcohol burn, but overall well hidden. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (926) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a reddish brown with tan head. Aroma and taste of caramel, dark fruits, and hints of booze.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (621) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours a lovely reddish-brown, with a foamy white head that stays. Copious lacing. Nose is caramel and malt with a hint of spice and yeast. Taste is sweet. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation. Long boozy finish. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jojojam (65) - Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2014
2011 vintage. Pours a brown like cider color. Below average 1 finger head. Dozens of slow moving bubbles. Tons of oak on the nose. Maple is also present. Very smooth mouthfeel. Lots of flavors going on- oak for sure- also pick up smokiness, sweetness, and the vanilla. This is quite enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
acaffar2 (36) - - JUL 19, 2014
Maple and oak really come through. Strongly flavored like many of dog fish heads other brews but not unpleasant. Bronze colored. No head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (257) - Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Caramel malt aroma, sweet. Sweet caramel and malt up front. Some orange peel. Bitter finish is a surprise. Good but not my favorite DFH offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2058) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Aroma: Sweet Bread, Vanilla, Mild Plum Appearance: Brownish Hue, Passes Some Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing Taste: Vanilla, Sweet Bread, Mildly Boozy Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
danderson813 (2) - ELLENTON, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2014 does not count
Great aroma of vanilla and maple. I get a strong oak/smoked flavor up front with vanilla hints and a maple finish. A quality brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2719) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle - Ruby brown clear pour with a ring of light tan head. Nose is lightly smoky, with toasted oak, vanilla, butterscotch, and dry, slightly astringent maltiness. Taste is kind of like HotD Adam--lots of deep, dark, bready malt, smoke, tobacco, vanilla, boozy warmth, and a touch of nuttiness. Much better taste than smell, and it’s quite warming. Actually hides the 11% pretty well as there’s not really any sharpness. Pretty thin body, but it doesn’t really detract. Wasn’t expecting much, but this came through.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5370) - Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, some smoked character, vanilla, dark fruit, raisins, figs, juniper notes, earthy, wood, and some booze. There is quite a bit going on, but this has never been one of my favorites.


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