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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle 33 of 250 acquired via trade. Bright glowing amber brew with a thin white head. Honey, wood, and caramel malt find their way to the nose. Interesting peppery spice and hops balance the flavor but I also get a bit of iced-tea here (sensitive to it). Still a little hot and sugary.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9101) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Thanks boltz! Amber pour. Raisins, caramel, light hops. Flavor is much the same. Some sweetness, honey, and a lightly hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
bottle shared by boltz. clear caramel white head aroma hops malt caramel oak. flavor oak caramel peppery hoppy finish.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2009
Growler. Aroma big on raisin bread with some pine notes. Flavor sweet and boozy without much finesse. Rather astringent, from the oak it seemed to me. Smelled nice but after that, not so much.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Draft. Pours amber brown with a thin beige head. Fresh hoppy aroma, with floral and citric notes, and a light sweetness as well. The flavor has fruity sweet hops, with some nice citrus notes and an excellent balance of bitterness and sweetness. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Growler from St. James Beverage. Pours a clear deep amber/brown with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, sweet malt, toffee, light fruits (apple, pear). Flavor of alcohol upfront with oak, vanilla, and citrus hops in the finish. Sticky and heavy palate, 12% abv is clearly evident. Tough to plow through even a glass. 7/4/7/3/14 [3.5/5]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Growler 2009 edition. Poured a mostly clear dark copper color with an off-white head. Big hop forward pine nose almost completely covers some cereal malt notes. The flavor is a mix of hops, malt and light vanilla with a honey finish. I didn’t expect this beer to be like this. A very pleasant surprise. Medium bodied and very drinkable. Some warmth but if this is really over 12% it is very well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2009
Iced tea colored pour with a small, loose, white head. Aroma is molasses and vanilla with slight dark fruit and heavy charred oak. The flavor is orange peel, clover honey, oaky vanilla, caramelized brown sugar with some plum on the finish as it warms. Very sweet. Sticky medium full body with moderate carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2009
1L bottle at the Metro Tasting. Pours copper with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, slight pine, and honey. Taste is much the same, some saltiness, full flavoured, flavors have aged nicely and come together well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6888) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Awesome looking liter swing top courtesy of MCLK, thanks Mark. It pours striking clear copper with thin tan head. The aroma is full malts and honey sweetness followed by some heat with a deeper draw. This seems to have a smooth chewy nose. The taste has malt sweetness moving into modest yet rich dark fruity sweetness and smooth honey goodness. By midway a layer of sharp oakiness is noticed as a sense of booze surfaces along side. It ends a tad warm but with lingering malt and honey sweetness and fading oak notes.


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