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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
This beer was brewed with the Woodbridge-based WHALES Home Brew Club. It incorporates 20 pounds of Mexican panela sugar and 10 pounds of raisins, resulting in an extremely malty beer with a rich and rummy caramel complexity (8.5% abv).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong raisin malt and caramel. Medium mouth with dark fruit and caramel, bit oxidized.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hotstuff (4864) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Rated on 02-23-2013 at RBWG (Bottle courtesy of SpringsLicker) The appearance is a small tan head with a long retention, opaque brown body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, dark fruits and some alcohol. The flavor mimics the aroma along with some semi-sweetness. This beer’s mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. A most quaffable beer with a good malt flavor. This beer is worth trying and a beer I would definitely drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3454) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2013
A bottle from my cellar that I took to the RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Clear brown body under a tan head. Sweet malty aroma. The flavor follows the aroma pretty much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3987) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Pours an opaque brown from the bottle with thin off-white head and light lacing. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, scotch sweetness. Taste follows, but a little thinner than you would expect, and add some dark fruity notes. Pretty solid, well balanced, and alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5368) - Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle shared at RBWG poured a cloudy brown color with aromas of caramel, light dark fruit, toffee, and light oxidation. Flavors are the same but less oxidation. A nice scoth ale over all thanks to whoever brought this little gem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3501) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Hazy brown. Long lasting head. Nutty aroma. Property, perhaps from alcohol. Slightly earthy. Sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8107) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster at the RBWG (thanks to whoever shared this). Looks solid; a fairly opaque brown with beige lacing. Smells of oxidized caramel. Tastes like it smells, only better (and less oxidized), with a surprisingly good mouthfeel. Glad to get to try this one from a now defunct brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18525) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2013 Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours clear, copper-brown with a creamy, beige head. Some oxidized malts in the nose, caramel, lightly tangy fruits, berries. Medium to big sweet flavor, toffee, ripe fruits, plums, bread, light leaves. Mellow oxidation. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, loads of toffee, ripe fruits and bread. Has aged well. Delicious.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (5668) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The mild aroma was brown malt. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish mild vinous hop aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of brown malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5781) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Brown black pour with light tan head and lace. Aroma is large caramel/brown sugar. Flavor is molasses, chocolate, and dried fruit. Medium bodied and fizzy. Pretty damn good for an old guy.

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