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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Imagine if Red Trolley T-boned a semi full of hops. Brewed with an overload of hops and five types of caramel malt, this full-bodied strong ale has plum, raisin, and caramel flavors that are balanced by an aggressive hop bitterness and warming finish. ABV: 8% 30 SRM 70 IBU 22 Plato


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3566) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2011
tap at downtown San Diego location-pours deep red with a small off white head with lite lacing. earthy lightly dark fruit nose with some resin from the big hops used. huge earthy flavors and a dark burnt malt and resinous finish. lots of earthy tones long into the fade of the finish. has some light heat on the finish as it warmed up a bit. plate is lively with a slick and sticky feeling. decent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2011
22oz bottle, no date. $8.99 at Beverages 4 Less in Santee. Also, my bottle states that this beer is now 8.5%. Clear orange brown with a 1/2 finger beige head, creamy with fair retention. Pleasantly fruity sweet aroma that consists of plenty of caramel malt and almond, very light vanilla, and moderate tropical fruity hops. The flavor follows suit, which, for me is a nice surprise. Usualy it seems beers in this style go for brash and aggressive, but this was pretty easy drinking--no ridiculous hop bitterness or over the top scorched caramel toffee sweetness that I come to expect from this "style." The tropical fruit hops are still there, but more or less just complementing the caramel malts. Definitely sweet, but not too sweet. Semi-dry finish, light alcohol noted, with bitterness peaking at a 3. Low carbonation with a medium full body. Nothing crazy exciting, but still was enjoyable. Reminded me of New Glarus’ Alt beer from a few years back, at least with the sweetness and the almond notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (3018) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bomber from Bottle Bin. Somewhat sweet and malty nose. Roasty with some grainy qualities. Decent hop character and a bit of alcohol. Matliness and some dark fruit dominate. My bottle was 8.5% ABV.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9133) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours dark amber with a thick tan head and a toffee aroma. There is a treacle and dark fruit flavor with lots of carbonation and a dry bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
Amber pour with a khaki head. Fruity hop profile, lots of floral notes, and plenty of caramel, toffee, and toasted malt sweetness. Hints of citrus, some pine, and a touch of grass. Sweet flavor of caramel, toffee, and toast. Good floral and fruity hop character, light citrus, and hints of pine. Very light bitterness on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub, San Diego, CA. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor. has a fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (363) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Super malty aromas, all caramel and bread. Pours clear copper-red with a white head. Caramel flavors and a sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 11, 2014
A pretty good, dark amber beer. Potent and rich raisin, brown sugar and bread character. Picked this one up in SF in 2014.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericwill99 (86) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Smooth and very sweet. I know the hops are scored at 70, but I don't taste them. I also don't taste the alcohol - dangerous!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Bottled@fonefan. Amber colour, small slightly off white head. Aroma is caramel, some ripe fruits, berries and mild toasted toffee. Flavouir is nutty, floral some fruity and ripe fruity notes as well as quite sweet malts.


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