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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2011
on tap-pours a light tan head that laces and dark amber color. Aroma is medium fruit, citrus/pine. Taste is sweet medium malt-toffee, spice hops, medium/dark fruit-plum, sugary, some licorice. Good effervescence. Opens up nicely as it warms to cellar temperature.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear orange-amber color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, toffee, caramel, brown sugar and toasted malts. The taste is toffee, caramel, citrus, bitter hops and toasted malts. Medium-full bodied. Slightly boozy, low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2012
12oz bottle shared by blankboy with me and garthicus. Deep copper-amber pour, smallish diminishing off-white head, tons of tiny floaties. Sweet pungent boozy aroma, sharp cereal grain. Taste follows, but weirdly it works- and a lot of fruit. Light, slick mouthfeel, a bit hot and dry with dry floral bitterness and drying alcohol in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1156) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Thanks for giving me this one, Harold. Nose is big alcohol, some vanilla and caramel/toffee and a touch of citrusy hops. Pour is brown with a short lived head. Taste is heavily alcoholic, some big caramel, sweet. Very warming. Fun to drink. Not bad, just too hot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle courtesy mar. Clear dark orange color with a white ring of head. Aroma is of heavy malt and lots of sugary wood. Flavor is dry, woody and sweet with a touch of fruit. Finishes dry and sweet.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2145) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (3163) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Not a big fan of the style but this was fairly quatrains. Pours a rich ruby color with a thin brown head. Faint aroma of spices on the nose. Fairly smooth taste that lingers nicely. Nice hints of pungency their as well

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9938) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
A: The beer pours an amber color with a finger of off-white head. S: A decent hop character to the nose. Mostly floral with some pine notes to it, but not really any citrus to it. A light note of booze, but it goes away soon. Lots of toffee and a bit of brown sugar. T: The flavor is actually quite good. Toffee, caramel, and brown sugar malt notes with a hint of chocolate on the back end. Piney hops give it a nice bitterness and there is a small amount of citrus peel. M: Medium bodied with a smooth, medium carbonation. O: Maybe it’s all the trash beers I’ve had lately, but I thought this was pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AskForJenny (1014) - Ontario, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Tap - Red pour with no head. Robust palate, creamy note with ominous boozy presence. Represents style, well balanced.


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