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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our interpretation of this English style ale is deep garnet red in color with a distinct malt backbone balanced by a unique blend of hops. Cheers!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimhilt (2469) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2010
Pours a three fingered cream head that slowly fades to a thin layer, leaving a good lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Expecting a dark fruit nose but it is sweet malt. Color is crystal clear amber. Flavor is malty sweet with a good hop backbone. Some lingering hoppiness. High ABV is hidden. $3.00 for a 12oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
armando629 (2448) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 30, 2011
12 oz. bottle.
Poured hazy deep mahagony with a moderate tan head. Fruity aroma of malt, honey and caramel, some candy, spicy vanilla. Oily texture, alcool in the flavor with malt and caramel, fruity raisins and honey again with a bit of oxidation. Hops bitterness in the finish with grapefruit, hghhraphe, tuttifrutti.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2431) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Tap. Moderate malt and hop notes of roasted, caramel, and cooked orange, light leather for the yeast, with background notes of brown sugar, dried apricot and alcohol. Head is small, fizzy, slightly off-white with fair spotty lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear, medium reddish brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic, and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium to full, almost syrupy with a soft carbonation and a lightly astringent, alcoholic and dry finish. Not a bad Barley Wine, maybe not very true to the style, but a very good drinking heavy beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark yet clear coppery amber with a small light beige head. Aroma of candied malts, toffee, pine tree sap and wet leather. Taste of candied malts, toffee, light caramel notes, pine and hops. Alcohol detected in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2011
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured deep amber/copper with an off white head. aroma was caramel, brown sugar, and peach. flavor was caramel and what seemed to be pine. maybe a little hoppy for an english style. medium body with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2011
Brown pour with a small head. Aroma holds sweet caramel, some resinous and citrus hop presence (though subtle), and biscuit. Flavor is much of the same; sweet malt definitely the main component. A bit thin. OK stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2239) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Nice copper color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, & dark fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, syrup, spicy hops, and dark fruit; Warm finish with some alcohol; Fairly well balanced; Overall, surprisingly not too bad.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2011
Courtesy of Carl. Dark brown pour with a small head. Notes of caramel, biscuit, and slightly muted citrus and pine resin lead to a carmel oriented flavor. More biscuit with a grassy hop profile. The palate is a bit thin for the style, with low carbonation and a supple mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - MAR 12, 2011
A bit of a disappointment. Poured a nice amber-red color with a quickly fading white head. Looked to be very thin and watery. Aroma had a nice sweetness, some brown sugar and some caramel. Hops were decent, but not assertive enough. Hints of vanilla were present. Flavor showcased more of the sweet malts then anything else. Hops were mildly bitter and the alcohol seamed well hidden. Overall body seemed light.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rocbyter (1953) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Malty aroma. Clear red orange color and a small white head. Moderate sweet beginning with a mellow finish.


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