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Karl Strauss Parrot in a Palm Tree



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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ UK-SCO Tasting in Ulfborg.

[ Trade by JohnC ]. Clear dark brown red color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, toffee, light roasted and dark fruit. Flavor is light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110409]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22368) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
20th March 2012
Bottle in the hotel before night before Norway trip. Lihgt haze on the warm brown coloured beer. Nice nose of toffee and dried fruits. Smooth softish palate. Creamy malty with a subtle dark malt undertones. The barrelling seems to have rounded this off nicely, Subtle wood. Nice tawny port tones with dark toffee and subtle dried fruits. Mild minerals and a whisper of bitterness in the semi dry finish. Really nicely done. Subtle but flavoursome and well joined up. Possibly unique being tawny port barrelled as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (21884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2011
bottle at jans ... brown ... thin tan head ... sofft wooodt roast toffee malt nose ... sweet dark sugers ... toffee malts ... light oakyness ... little cherry woodyness... bock like

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15579) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 10, 2011
Bottle @ J & C’s, Ulfborg. Thanks. Pours dark brown with a small settling creamy beige head. Nose is sweet. Dark malts, caramel, plum and vanilla. Chewy malty flavor with notes of vanilla. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle thanks to hopscotch. Pours black with off white head. Vinous notes in nose and taste. Nose is also chocolate malt and vanilla beans. Taste is chocolate malt, sarsaparilla, vanilla beans, barrel and light lactose sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours very dark brown with a foamy/frothy 4 finger tan head. Aromas of dark malt, cooked dark fruit and coffee. Med body. Flavor is thin dark malt, substantial dark fruit, some vinosity, and chocolate and coffee. There’s a fair lot going on here. I think there’s some oak in the finish. This stuff drinks deadly well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, grass, port, chocolate, and raisins. Flavor of caramel, chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, and molasses with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2010
thanks to Ibrew2or3-Tampa Weekly Gathering @BT Wesley Chapel-22oz bottle-pours a dissipating light tan head and amber/copper color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-roasty. Taste is medium/dark malt-roasty, some earthy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10883) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Johnc, thanks!!! Dark brown. Aroma of dates, odd sweet wine, caramel. Flavor is sweet, very light roast, dates, cocoa. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle... Very dark, burnt orange porter with a small, creamy, khaki head. The nose is a malty, earthy swirl of milk chocolate, toasted nuts and rooty herbs. Medium to full-bodied with a plush mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Sweet milk chocolate and candied nuts with whispers of ginger and sarsaparilla. Lengthy, sweet, spicy finish. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!

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