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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
troupos40 (67) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Pours a cloudy brown into glass from a 12 oz bottle. Vanilla, floral and woody aromas. Tastes of Vanilla prevail, the maple was masked, it almost tasted like bourbon definitely a heavy sweetness. Average carbonation and a slightly bitter finish. Overall I really enjoyed this it kind of reminded me of a high gravity 75 minute IPA from DFH, but thicker and more complex. recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1001) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Bottle at the Coffee District in Delray beach, FL. Snifter. Pours a muddy brown with a very thin off-white head. No lacing. Aroma heavy with smoky peat, maple, wood barrel, slight booze. The taste was similar with peat, smoke, leather, wood, booze and a creamy vanilla. Full body, low carbonation. Little oily. Finishes wood and smoke.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peteinSD (1374) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2013
’12 bottle. Murky brown pour with a ring of off-white foam on the edge of the glass. Interesting aroma with smoke, roast, leather, brown sugar, raisin, and maple. Moderate smoke and roast up front on the taste followed by maple, brown sugar, vanilla, dense raisin, and a touch of bitterness on the finish. Smooth, coating mouthfeel. Decadent sipper and quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1519) - Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2013
12 oz bottle, 2012 vintage- Pours a nice burgundy orange with a thin light tan head. Aroma is juniper berries, maple, peat. The taste is nice and smoky up front, peaty, wood, maple and vanilla mostly after the swallow. The alcohol isn’t well hidden, pretty boozy, but the body is so massive it can support it, carbonation is medium. This is good, smooth, glad it is a 12 oz bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2233) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2013 Dark toffee color. Small off-white head. Little lacing. Big aroma of smoke and maple. Big smoky flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2602) - Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled in 2013A. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1 finger fairly dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, smoke, clove, oak, vanilla, maple syrup, raisin, brown bread, light nuttiness, juniper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, toast, toffee, brown bread, raisin, smoke, nuttiness, oak, clove, vanilla, maple syrup, herbal, juniper, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, raisin, smoke, brown bread, nuttiness, oak, clove, vanilla, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast flavors; with big malt robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent spiced strong ale! All around great balance and complexity of malt, spice, and yeast flavors; and dangerously smooth to sip on for 11%. A very enjoyable offering.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (230) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2013
Robust American Strong Ale! You can easily taste the maple syrup that this brew was made with. Not a strong head, but good lacing. Perfect carbonation. Hints of cinnamon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
chucklemation (475) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Has a strong initial flavor and then has a flat, dry finish. The maple flavor isn’t put to as good of use as I had hoped.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jasonycurtis (9) - BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 18, 2013 does not count
A smooth and complex blend of wood and vanilla mixed with malt and maple notes abound. A truly remarkable beer. If I had to pick a fault, I would say the sweetness can be too much at times. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BazookaJoe (238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Pours dark cherry with a thin white head. Slight aroma of smoke and fruit. Flavor is complex with a lot of interesting notes for a barley wine. Hides the booze really well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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