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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11790) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2008
Bottle poured a clear brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, light fruittiness and a hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, nuts and a hint of spice with a smooth semisweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 24, 2010
A deep reddish brown ale with a thin moka head. In aroma, a pleasant burned caramel malt, dark fruit esters. In mouth, a spiced roasted coffee malt with light butterscotch notes, oily mouthfeel, not bad. Bottle at Maggie’s on the River, August 27, 2010.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Market Street Wine Shop, Downtown location, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark ruby tinted brown color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma is molasses, chocolate, nutty notes and husky malt notes. Taste is chocolate, nutty notes and faint hops in the finish. Also just a faint note of coffee and molasses. Medium bodied. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11069) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11063) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Pours dark and rich brown, near mahogany, with a medium-sized tan frothy head. Hoppy caramel malt aroma with a faint roastiness to it. Patchy thin film lacing. Slightly bitter roasted caramel malt flavor with a hoppiness in the middle and a slight chocolate coffee finish. Medium-bodied and very refreshing, smooth and creamy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (10578) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
12 oz. bottle, pours a dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of sweet candied dried fruits, nuts, sweet dark malts, and chocolate cake. Flavour is less full, with toasted nuts, muted dried fruits, roasted dark malts and some feint molasses. Quite easy to drink, but also a rather muting flavour profile - but maybe my taste buds have been scorched off after so many big beers. Solid, but unmemorable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2008
brown pour, small tan head. Malty, nutty, and pumpernickel aromas. Flavor is malty and pretty watery. I am not impressed with this brewery again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a medium brown color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, roast, and some earthiness. Tastes of roast, nuts, lighter caramel, and a lighter earthiness.

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