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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Contract brewed for Shmaltz Brewing Company. 10th Anniversary Ale brewed with 10 malts and 10 hops. Limited Release


3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
atomcow1 (18) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Bottle. Pours with a generous tan head that lasts to the end. Very dark brown but not quite black in the glass. Aroma has a distinct chocolate character. Hops are apparent right away, and continue through the finish, with nice roasted malt characteristics to balance it out. Alcohol is well hidden. A nice brew, but not as "big" as I would have expected.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Bottle... Very dark ale (ruby when held up to bright light) with a small, creamy, light brown head. Chocolaty, fruity nose with earthy hops and mild alcohol. The flavor is not overly hot despite its youth and high alcohol content. Medium to heavily bitter in a metallic, mineral way. Not a lot of residual sweetness. Almost full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Lengthy, bitter, grassy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2006
A direct pour yields a solid two-finger head of tan that sits solidly above a clear, deep dark brown body that shines ruby red with intense back lighting. Rich, complex dark caramel and dried fruit aroma. The flavor is mildly sweet with a smooth dry palate. Creamy and full bodied, with no hint as to the alcoholic content. Very nice brew.


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