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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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n San Diego, we’re not known for our partridges or pears but we can all relate to those noisy parrots and their relentless “caroling”. Parrot in a Palm Tree is a robust Baltic Porter brewed especially for the Holidays. Aged two months in San Pasqual Tawny Port barrels, the resulting brew isn’t for the birds. This winter warmer boasts a complex bouquet of dark fruits, espresso and chocolate, with hints of oak in its warming finish. Raise a glass to 2010 or save a bottle as this limited release will age with the best of them.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DennisD (12) - USA - NOV 23, 2010
This is a great Baltic Porter. I really enjoyed it. Poured from a 22, it had a nice rich dark brown hue with a creamy off white head. I could smell oak, rich dried fruits, chocolate/coffee tones. The flavor was right on. You could taste the oaky flavors along with the rich chocolate, raisins, dates. Warming finish, full bodied. Very nice. I will be picking up a few more.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hoptrip619 (10) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Picked this one up from Beverages 4 Less, apparently they were the first to get their hands on it. Pours a deep, dark brown with an espresso-like frothy head. Smells of cocoa and dried fruit, with subtle hints of oak and coffee. The taste is pretty damn impressive with dark chocolate, plums, raisins, and subtle oak undertones. Not too heavy on the booze, nice silky texture, and hints of port in the finish. Overall, well done. I’ll have to pick-up a few bottles to lay down.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (623) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
Woohoo! Rating #4 for this brew. Bomber, pours a not-totally-opaque dark black-brown. No head, aroma is faintly of malt and toffee, and humid earth and tree bark. Taste is initially light, and somewhat thin, of dark malt, toffee, some vanilla and a touch of bitter chocolate. The ABV burn kicks in mid-palate and sparkles throughout, lasting minutes after the swallow on the tongue and roof of the mouth. 2nd taste is similar to the first, except darker, more bitter,and creamier than the first one. I suspect this brew gains character as it warms. As it is, a very nice porter and a strong offering from Karl Strauss.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2089) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 14, 2010
650 ml bottle from bev4less. pours a murky dark brown color with a large khaki head that has good retention and plenty of sticky lacing. The aroma is moderate in strength with chocolates, dark fruits and anise. The flavor is robust and complex with dark chocolate, earthy malts, licorice, biter walnuts, raisins and dates. The palate is smooth with lively carbonation. The finish is long with lingering dark biter chocolate. Overall: Very tasty porter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hamilton23 (605) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Poured from a 22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with minimal head. Some chocolate. Toffee. Decent beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (815) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - NOV 13, 2010
From a bottle,red/brown,brown head,medium sweet,chocolate aroma,i taste a cherry like flavor,oak,im so surprised by .karl strauss by this beer


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