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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. Itís aged on oak and fermented with a blend of English & Belgian yeasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mgunn333 (11) - Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Pours a nice burnt sienna color. Smells sweet and slightly smokey. Tastes sweet and toasty with prominent vanilla, rather simple but not lacking. I donít taste the maple syrup. Not nearly as dramatic as I was expecting. All in all it was quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dansac (97) - Loa Angeles, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Huge beer; lots of oak, vanilla, malt bitterness. Maple syrup, yep. There is a smokiness I think must be coming from the maple... Mouthfeel is cloying almost, boozy, shamelessly forward. Sweet, bitter, malty... itís just big in every sense of the word. Itís an excellent beer, and one of DFHís better experiments, if you can call it that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2014
On tap at Headquarters. Poured hazy dark orange with thinning tan head. Sweat malty barley caramel aroma. Light carb med bod. Smokey sweet taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2779) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Dark brown colored body, medium to thin light tan head, spotty lacing. Peaty smoke, vanilla, dark fruits, brown sugar, and oak. Medium to full bodied, lively carbonation, lingering sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2609) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle from October 26th, 2011. Looks like gross prune juice Smell is pretty big bodied, sweet malty forward.lots of dark fruits and obvious charcoal / peat nose. Whoa, this is a peat bomb. Smoky, almost medicinal, salty backbone and pretty much dominates the little bit of syrup and oak thatís there

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
pours cloudy amber with thin eggshell head. nose of caramel, almost belgo type spices. taste is caramel body is lighter. not bad. booze is well masked.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
5on1 (8) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2014 does not count
Very mello barley wine flavor. The juniper berries add a sweetness unlike any other berry. Would make an awesome reduction turned into a pancake syrup.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackfrost9p (265) - California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Awesome brew. Strong oak and maple flavors with vanilla. Probably my new favorite from Dogfish Head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmonster (974) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle served in a tulip. Pours clear, viscous dark orange-brown with a short head. Complex malt and fruity nose with big peat, smoke, and oak with wafts of berries. The flavor matches almost perfectly. Medium-plus sweet. Full body, thick, sticky texture, soft carbonation and a light bitter finish. Awesome beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShawnC (76) - - JAN 18, 2014
Nose is almost off. Hints of dust and peat smoke with some malty complexity. Palate is nice, structured and refined. Very contemplative taste. Wild tobacco and peat smoke. Touch of syrupy gamey earth. Hops are not loud at all. Would drink again. ---That dog will hunt!

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