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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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A collaboration ale. Brewers:Chuck Silva of Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego, Jeff Bagby of Pizza Port Carlsbad, Carlsbad and Mitch Steele of Stone Brewing Co., San Diego

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Poured dark reddish brown, toasted malts, caramel, nutty, little dark fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zita (5341) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
Sep2011:light sweet sour malty aroma,dark amber, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light soft and creamy, light dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2571) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle from SJ. Nice notes of Peat, caramel malts, Earth / dirt and hop. Body was medium. Nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2244) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Mahogany brown in color... Aroma of peated malts, smoke, tobacco, humidor... Flavor is fairly thin initially, smoke, peated malts and tobacco, would be pretty bland if it weren't for the barrel aging... Lots of peat on finish... Minimal carbonation, almost like drinking scotch...Decent

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6707) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"nice use of peat, along with a tobacco aspect to the aroma and flavor that i really dug. if it weren’t for those things, this would be uninspired, but it turned out a nice malt bomb if a little thin."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (15097) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Clear amber color, tiny off white head. Aroma of perfume and caramel. Taste is sweet and plain, slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUN 26, 2014
12oz bottle - Aroma and flavor had some oxidation and while sometimes I think oxidation can be nice in certain styles (including scotch ales), because this was an ale of what thought was on the "delicate" side, the oxidation didn’t help it. But, still a really nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1179) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
September 8th, 2012 - Also on display at Green Flash’s fair weather festival was a collaborative scotch ale - strangely dark for the drinking environment, but a sticky, boozy addition nonetheless. It has all the smells and scents of a good scotch ale: dark malt, brown sugar, caramel, apple and pumpkin spice, and a heavy whiff of alcohol. And the flavor has it too, with a heavy emphasis on burnt caramel and cacao nibs, giving this brew a whole spectrum of sweet flavors that it can play on: dark fruits to chocolate and back again. At this point in my craft beer drinking career, this is a new and novel approach to the scotch ale, with a nicely balanced level of alcohol that satisfies the drinkers and keeps excessive sugars at bay.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1703) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 22, 2014
Cervesa presa al Hoppy Loft del Delirium Cafe, molt recomanable, tocs dolços i a fusta. Cerveza tomada en el Hoppy Loft del Delirium Cafe, muy recomendable, toques dulces y a madera.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (585) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep mahogany with a thin, off white head. S- Caramel, fig, dark fruit, raisin. T- Lots of fig and raisin, grainy undertones, more of a bitter finish than i am used to with scotch ales but it rounds the sweetness out nicely. M- Thick with medium carbonation. D- I enjoyed this beer a lot. Usually i’m not a fan of scotch ales (although I can definitely appreciate them) but I think this was one of the better ones in recent memory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle on 03/21/2011 from Charleston Beer Exchange. Dark amber body with ruby highlights and a medium creamy tan head. Sweet earthy malt aroma with some caramel, peat and floral hops. Sweet earthy malt flavor, some caramel, floral hops and a dry bitter finish. Medium full body with moderate carbonation.

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