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RATINGS: 1623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsporrer (746) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with a medium off white ring of foam. Light carbonation and plenty of lacing. Aroma is semi sweet with light spices, with a hint of bready dough. Medium body. Taste is very earthy with subtle spices and a smooth finish. Pretty good but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1728) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy, reddish-amber with a medium sized head. Aroma was very strongly oak with smoky notes. Taste was also strongly oak with smoky notes. Sweet upfront with malty flavor sin the middle and notes of vanilla in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (986) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Pours a hazy brown from a bottle, thin white head, very minimal lacing. Maply smell, smokey flavor with vanilla notes as well. Good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2016
355ml embossed bottle. Lightly hazed amber. Huge, juniper. aroma of smoke, maple, light tartness. Flavor is smoky, oaky, vanilla. Very weird brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (480) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2016
Tastes of vanilla, oak, a hint of smokiness (though not so much as I would’ve liked), and booze. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (2630) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2016
12 oz bottle. 1/14/16. Aroma is peat. Taste is oak. Very oaky. Some peat. Touch of vanillin. Very thin for 11%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wordsworth (147) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2016
2016 bottle poured into snifter. Pours a clear, red amber with a thick, stubborn khaki head and persistent lacing. Aroma is oak, vanilla, cherry, light peat. Flavor is vanilla and a touch of caramel up front, and a malty finish with hints of sweet cherry on the end. The faintest hint of bitterness lingers on the palate. Mouthfeel is slick and a tad creamy. This is a hybrid scotch ale and barleywine profile, and is very good. Not as robust a palate as you find in other Dogfish Head varieties, but delicious and worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2174) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Aromas of soft maple, lightly smoky, cherry. Clear bronze with a mostly lasting beige lacing. Smoky, somewhat sweet, malts dominate. Medium-full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Aromas of tart cherry and light oak. Light biege head light reddish orange body. Smokey oak flavors with some warm vanilla light tart cherry and minor maple. Smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Kind of a funky sweet smell, with nothing I can quite pin down. Deep amber color, almost purple. Has a sweet almost cherry flavor, with sort of a clove or spice flavor. I think this changes nicely as it warms up.

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