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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Imperialized version of Bonita Applebum. More malt. More hops. More apples.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Draft... Murky dark brown ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, khaki head and decent staying power. The nose provides loads of graham, cinnamon, caramel & vanilla. It’s reminicent of those deep-fried apple pies from McDonalds back in the day. There’s also some alcohol nipping at my nose. Full-bodied & fatty with tickling carbonation. The flavor also offers an array of components associated with those deep-fried apple pies, but apple skins, alcohol and hop bitterness cut nicely through the graham and apple sweetness without dumbing-down the abundant fruits, spices and malts. Finishes sweet and decadent. It’s so much richer and brighter after hitting room temperature, so I’ll take my sweet time with my next glassful - which is coming right up. If I was a bigger fan of apple pie, and the alcohol was a bit more tamed, this baby would be totally knocking it out of the park for me. Delicious nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (5907) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2016
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Cinnamon, Apple, sweet aromas. Flavors are sweet brown sugar, Apple, candy Flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3434) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2016
Pours dark reddish brown color with tan head. Aromas of toasted malt, molasses, cinnamon, apples, and vanilla. Similar flavors. Medium body with minimal carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (3767) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2016
Draft. Nose is moderate cinnamon and lactose. Sweet. Hazy dark red to brown. Taste is like a sugared Apple. Pretty nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2971) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2016
Tap at WOB. Reddish brown pour. Apple and cinnamon aroma. Smooth malt, Apple and vanilla taste. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (8020) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle thanks to Rainer. Pours a dark copper with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is apple pie, pure sugar, cinnamon. Medium mouth, boozy apple pie, cinnamon, sugar malt, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3794) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Large shared bottle in Atlanta. Deep, clear, red brown body with a very good tan head. Very appealing aroma smells like the item a bakery I’d really want. The flavor is too sweet to drink, say, a whole pint of this but it is quite appealing in small quantities. Fine choice for a shared dessert beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (5825) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle during HF CD night; clear dark mahogany pour with a bubbly beige head, marzipan aroma, taste has cinnamon, light spice, dark fruits, apple crumble, a hint of toffee, very interesting.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
kathouse (1493) - Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
From the bottle. This beer had a strong sulfur aroma. I did sip it, but the soured beer malt was certainly not a pleasant experience. I’d heard there were bottling problems, so hopefully they’ll get it fixed. Draft beers have been excellent.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
knickskicks (1083) - - OCT 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Tap at Funky Buddha’s 2nd year anniversary. Dark red, off white head. Nose is warm spiced apple pie. Taste is the same, with some vanilla. Really sweet, but not overly so. Smooth body. Of the dozen or so beers I tasted there, this was 1 of 3 or so that I found near flawless.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biggsbowler (585) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Draft at the Funky Buddha 2nd Anniversary Party - Pours a murky, brown water, Med-full body, It smell great with apples, cinnamon, and vanilla, More apples and cinnamon with a good amount of crust from the pie, I really wanted to like this more and I love apple pie, but I think the higher abv hurt the balance of it. It was still quite good.

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