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RATINGS: 884   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Often referred to as Burning River Pale Ale’s big brother, this stock ale is remarkably balanced for such a highly hopped beer. A rich deep blood red color makes this beer scary enough to be served every Halloween and a few other times of the year.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3269) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2005
Pour is a amber with a white head. Aroma is a nice deep hop smell with lots of fruit showing up. Flavor is hoppy and dark malts. Lots of dark fruit and caramel are in this one. Very tasty and one of the better brews from great lakes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4695) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2005
A delicious surprise. Bottle courtesy of Ohiodad. Rich hop aroma balanced with alcohol and malt. Orange amber. Light foam. Full body. Delicious hop and spice held up by solid malt. A bit of pepper in the finish. More than expected.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Bright tan color, very white foamy head. Aromoa is very slight. Taste starts out very hoppy and ends with a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2098) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 3, 2005
red tan pour with a friggin huge latticework of an off white head. strong alcohol and peach jam nose. some nutty notes with benzene arise too, the benzene is actually pleasant. a lot of peach here, very inviting. spiced rum flavor with homemade sweet rolls. the malty finish is enjoyable, i get to compare it to my new favorite substance, sorgum molasses. the finish is aluminum baseball bat and sorgum molasses. a bit of orange citrus in there to keep this evened out. i like this brew, it reminds me a lot of a fullers vintage.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2005
ruddy copper color, thick creamy light tan head. malty sweet syrupy aroma, flavor is malty and a little bourbon. nice carbonation, hoppy in the finish. thanks Lou for bringing this to the devil’s night seance!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Devil’s Night At Mullman’s. Bottle shared by Lou18. Clear copper color with a small beige head. Nice citrus hop aroma with some sweet malt and caramel. Flavor was drier than I expected. Starts off mildly sweet and malty before the hop bitterness takes over. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2005
Faintly hazy amber colour with a beige head. malty dark fruit sweet aroma with a wellbalanced alcohol note. Sweet fruity flavor with hints of some hops and again a very well balanced alcohol note. Thick oily palate. Thanx Mads for sharing this special beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 27, 2005
This beer poors a dark red to amber color and with a clear body. Head is frothy off white and has moderate lacing. ARoma is nice with lots of perfumy hopps present. Flavor is sl sweet, significantly bitter in the finish, crisp and nice. Palate is medi8um bodied.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2005
Pours a med amber color,with a very nice malty aroma.Very nice balance of big malt and hop.with a good finish!Very good brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMerritt (1828) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Bottled, purchased at Lundeen’s in Sycamore, IL. Red-orange (with flecks of pinkish-purple at a distance) with a medium-sized fizzy off-white head. Lots of caramel and toffee in the aroma, some plums/raisins, slight alcohol with perhaps a hint of cinnamon and some ginger "zing". Moderately bitter flavor, some pine, balsa wood, lightly roasted malt, caramel, and wheat hulls. Dry, lightly bitter finish with some residual sour graininess. Nicely carbonated with a moderately full mouthfeel.


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