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RATINGS: 713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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A deep, bold nut brown ale beautifully balanced with rich dark malts and a complex hop character converging to reveal a simply enchanting elixir.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13286) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle from Utobeer. Very dark brown colour with thin disappearing head. Some dry malt on aroma, some yeastiness. Mouthfeel is ok, but nothing interesting, flavours are some sour fruit and some dry malt. Bit toasty. Bit of nuttiness I suppose, some drying on tongue on finish. Fine, but rather bland and dull I thought. Not even as interesting as a British premium bitter of this strength. The malts are there, but don’t impart sufficient flavour. No bad or off flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2009
Bottled 5,6% (at Chriso, BB 12/2009) Dark ruby brown color, small creamy beige head. Nutty, kandi sugar aroma. Papery malty flavor, light nuts, caramelly flavor. Some hops in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2008
Bottle, Alibi Room
Red-accented brown. Fruity nose - raspberry and some chocolate notes. Thin body, light fruitiness and insipid coffee. Not exactly my kind of beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11351) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Clear, dark copper body with minimal beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some toffee, faint nutty. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nutty, light roasty, molasses. Medium body, lightly sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
12oz bottle-pours a foamy to rocky tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-dark fruit. Taste is dark malt-peat/smoky/sweet, dark fruit, some hops bite. Medium body. OK/mild carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11028) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
Amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet caramel and fruit flavour

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: Messiah Bold
Date: October 24, 2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip
Appearance: black, whispy beige head
Aroma: light chocolate aroma
Flavor: bland malt flavor, hint of chocolate, very dry
Overall: overall boring

Name: Messiah Bold
Date: February 02, 2010
Mode: bottle
Source: tmac woodstock
Score: 2.3 to 2.8
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, drippy bits of lace
Aroma: dry dark caramel and chocolate aroma, light roasted malt
Flavor: rich roasted and chocolate flavor, toasty and nutty, earthyness keeps it very dry, balancing bitterness

Name: Messiah Bold
Date: February 17, 2012
Mode: crabapple bottle shop
Score: 2.8 to 3.1
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine tan head, bits of lace
Aroma: dry chocolate aroma, light floral hops, just a hint of sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lightly sweet with a drying earthyness, touch of nuttyness, caramel sweetness enrichens the chocolate malt

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (10808) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Malty aroma typical of an American brown ale. Clear brownish amber color with reddish hilites. A little white head that laces a mite. Has a smooth malty taste, again it’s a brown ale. Mouthfeel is medium, and creamier than most brown ales. There is a hint of some sort of spiciness, and there is a little hop at the end. Overall it’s a brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (10470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown pour with an average frothy light brown head that diminished slolwy. Light sweet roasted malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Good sweet burnt malt flavor with a small bitter finish of average duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2004
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Head is light beige. Malt, light spices, sweetness in the aroma. Malt and some flowers in the flavour. Vague bitterness in the end. Boring.

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