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RATINGS: 946   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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English Strong Ale with a malty taste, unique and different, a true Flying Dog original.


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2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/17/2012. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a dark chestnut color with a good amount of clarity. While the offwhite colored head has a nice texture, it quickly fades into a very thin collar - and isnít impressive to start with at less than one finger. The body is pretty beautiful, at least. S: Has a definite graham cracker and chocolate vibe to the aroma. When given the chance to warm up, it develops a prune-like character to it. There isnít much in the way of spicing other than a touch of cinnamon. T: Iím surprised how bitter this is. There is almost no sweetness to the caramel and toasted malts - if there is, I sure as shit donít notice it. Normally, this is a good thing for me. But this bitterness works against everything else, ruining both the balance and potential subtleties the spicing could have provided. After a while of warming up, some Centennial hops seem to make an appearance after the midtaste, almost as if itís trying (and failing) to ape SN Celebration in a manner. Not horrible, but everything just seems out of whack, and without any distinctness to any of the flavor notes. M: The finish is dry and astringent. The problem is, itís not in a balanced manner, increasing the harshness of it. Even worse is the general chalkiness of the feel, which Iím no fan of either. All it does is make the texture feel thicker without really feeling substantial. O: STís 2XMAS planted a seed of doubt toward my general dislike of winter warmers. Even if itís not a great example of the style, this makes me remember why I donít really care for the typical winter warmer. It feels off for some reason.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lore (1338) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 29, 2015
perfect appearance of clear dark amber colour with reddish notes and 1 inch dense beige-ish off white head, which lasts for several minutes; aroma of dried plum, raisin, biscuit, caramel and floral notes; taste of biscuit, caramel, some minimal earthy, dried fruity and floral notes and bitter aftertaste; not that bad, but nothing really extraordinary (except its appearance)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1164) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
21.12.2014. Clear copper orange. Aroma of berries, dark fruits, malts, spices, raisins, sweetness. Tastes sweetish caramel malts, red berries, fruits, hoppy bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geiserich (3540) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle: Brown color, off-white head. Aroma is malty, cake, nuts, roasted malt, caramel, some hop bitterness. Taste is malty, light fruity, some roastiness, caramel, harsh hop bitterness.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
pricey290483 (612) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
bottle from beer hawk not for me very malty on the taste deep red colout with a very bitter finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (500) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 17, 2015
Reddish/brown pour with a small tan fading head. Chocolate, caramel, red fruit, spice, herb, woody. Medium bitterness, creamy on the palate. Sour with a slight hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (918) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle 0.355l at Bia Mara Fish & Chips place Brussels Belgium.Pour it clear amber color with small white head.On the nose bitter, wooden.Taste and aroma of sweet, citrus in some period, cinnamon, smoked and kicking bitter on the end.Nice one

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1004) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Albany Winter Brewfest 2015. Pours brown with a nice head. Aroma is nutty. Flavor a bit boozy but nicely balanced malt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerbuddy61 (9) - RamlŲsa, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, roasty, herbs, earthy, amber, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, oily feel, creamy, fizzy, bitter, long finish,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MayumiH (270) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle at home. Sweet aroma. Sweet and malty with a hint of spice, cloves and cinnamon. Medium body. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkSachon (673) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Just so-so with little to recommend it above anything else. Pretty much a disappointment,


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