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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Every year to celebrate the holiday season, we brew up our Sixth Day, and with each year we change the recipe slightly so that you have something special to look forward to.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4609) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
A clear dark ruby-red pour, topped by a mostly diminishing sand-colored head. Refined sweet nutty malts hit the nose at first. Then some fine tones of dark dried fruits, toffee, hops, and English licorice. Medium full. Light sparkling mouthfeel. Taste is sourish-sweet, with nutty malts, mild roast, dark dried fruits and some coffee tones. Good balancing bitterness with soil and citrus. Finishes on the lighter sweet malty side, along with a lingering bitterness. A pretty good one. [From a 12 fl oz bottle]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GranvilleTim (1450) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
Reddish-brown pour with tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, spice. Nice lacing. Alcohol isnít noticeable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 17, 2014
12oz bottle pours a lightly hazy, copper amber with some creamy white head. Nose has a lot of toffee, raisin, malt, mild spice, orange, yeast, a little booze. Flavor is the same, toffee, raisin, mild bread, orange, spice, a bit of Belgian yeast. Clean finish. Messy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (529) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 16, 2014
Dark cloudy brown tight tan head. Aroma of soy, malt, alcohol, raisins. Tastes of prunes, whole wheat toast, nutmeg. Thereís a bitter finish that may come from the hops or spices itís hard to tell. Creamy slightly sticky palate. I liked it! Better than any other goose island Iíve had.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2014
I guess this is Goose Islandís take on something like Anchor Our Special Ale. It pours a red brown color w/ a ring of fine-bubbled head. This smells of plums and gingerbread. This is a full bodied beer w/ a thick, sticky malt presence that drinks much bigger than even itís fairly high, over eight percent alcohol level. Ordinarily, a beer this sweet, Iíd just hate but it works here because the sweetness seems to be there w/ the purpose of emphasizing the malt character and adding body to lend the beer to slow sipping. Thereís really a lot going on when you take time to examine it too: tons of different aspects to the fruit, firm and herbal hop bitterness and very noticeable but not overbearing spice presence. I do not think this is one Iíd want to drink a six pack of but a tall glass of it goes down pretty well for such a thick brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Deep, dark red color ... thin but thickly built head of rich, off-tan foam. The aroma is actually fairly restrained ... a bit of caramel malt is all that it hints at. But this drinks with a rich, sugary swill ... brown sugar, biscuit, malt, sweet corn syrup. Rich and thick. A sipper at best. (#5480, 4/5/2014)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2057) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
Quite a stunning looking beer. Dark auburn/orange, very murky, nice clean lacing pattern. Nose is malt dominated with nuttiness, caramel and fruit. Palate is malty and sweet, barley-ish, a bit of bubblegum, a bit of alcohol to balance the sweetness. Thick mouthfeel. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (221) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Nice beer for cold temperatures. Nice caramel sweetness with lots of alcohol. I donít mind alcohol presence;this was a good beer for me!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from KNB NC: Poured a muddy brown liquid that was completely opaque while a short lived fizzy foam cap quickly retreated. Aroma smells of an old gloopy malt mess( I am drinking this late winter/early spring), but does have some scents still hanging around that hint as to how this will taste. The drink delivers what my nose detected with rich sweet deep caramel malts that swerve up well considering the long term shelf-life, but the cool fridges at Keg-N-Bottle has done them well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iceman15658 (118) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2014
12oz Bottle to pint.glass. Deep brown pour with a small beige head. Aroma had a slight molasses hint. Taste was a bit sweeter than I thought but was a nice beer


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