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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We will be releasing a Limited Edition beer this holiday season! At 12% ABV, lots of hops, some Hudson Valley Honey, and aged with oak you won't find another beer like it! Less than 250 hand numbered 1-liter bottles will be released.

2008 Batch: 500 Bottles


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
polo_marco (118) - milton, Vermont, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Smells of malts and hints of honey. Rich brown color with lots of bits of wood particles floating through it for a lovely look. Malts come out nicely at first then flavor changes quick to sweet honey followed by a smooth oak wood finish. Full body lightly carbonated. Booze very well hidden for being 12% abv way to put out a great ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1402) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Brown light red brown. Aroma bananas apples oak nutmeg, barleywine. Tastes butterscotch, bitter hops, caramel. Dry and boozy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeadyDE (658) - Delaware, USA - OCT 10, 2015
12 oz bottle pour to snifter..marked on side batch from 13..picked this up north a few years ago..pours a brownish red color with all kinds of larger particles at first..small white head....nose is faint wood mixed with cheap maple syrup and molasses...some trace of the honey in there as well..mouthfeel was a bit thinner than anticipated, not as complex as expecting..alcohol is hidden well up front but does come back with a slight char/warmth a few seconds later..has some character of a strong ale/barleywine/winter warmer..expected much more with this one

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (1044) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Growler pour from Albany brew crew. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and "red" roasted malt. Maybe get slight honey but subtle. Quite nice and complex. Taste is malty, very slight sweet finish and bitter hop finish. Doesn't taste anywhere near 12%. Lots of balance. Malty but not sticky. Even more bitter than sweet. There must be a ton of hops balancing this one. Vanilla bourbon flavors come through in the flavor too. Real nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7466) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2015
750mL bottle. Poured deeper burgundy with a short-lived head. The aroma picked up warm caramel and fruity sweetness with a lot of sugars present. The flavor found warm honey, redder fruits, and spicy pepper.. not a lot of carbonation left. Heavier-bodied and slightly-oxidized.. this held up well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Growler sized bottle. Pours amber off white head. Nose/taste of toffee, pine, caramel, honey and oak. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (5545) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Flipfop. Brown pour with tan head. Dark fruit, malts, oak and dark aromas. Light vanilla, oak, fruit and other darker flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10424) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my BIL for assistance with note-taking.Clear mahogany color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Stings of lacing. Dark fruit, malt and hops in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, dark fruits and floral hops. The finish is toffee and raisins. Solid beer all around.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5699) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Copper pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is brown sugar and orange zest. Flavor is super sweet start with a nice resiny hop bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Ok beer by me

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cpetrone84 (1797) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pour is mostly copper with red edges and a fairly tight tan head. Nose has a light malt base with hints of oak and a fair bit of green apple sweetness, acetaldehyde as I am to understand. Taste has a bit of oxidation, notes of oak and some boozy characteristics. Malt base is fairly rich and dry, a touch tart and definitely a bit off. Full bodied, dry finish, well carbonated.


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