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RATINGS: 1127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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This Special Ale is, in reality, a reconstructed exhumation of the very first ale that we ever brewed way, way back, in 1993. Brewed with a big head, a muscular malty thorax, a silky texture & all strung together with a hoppy sweet nerve sack... yum.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Visuoel (5) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2014 does not count
Light an delicate aroma. Sweet and fudgy taste. Well balanced and not overly hoppy. The taste lingers and evolves with a splendid bitterness at the end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5417) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. Poured a clear reddish color with a white head. Aroma was a nice strong hoppy aroma of pine, balanced with a lot of sweet malts. Flavor was quite hoppy, with a lot of bozzy sweet malt notes. Malty finish, with some resin.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mambossa (48) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Poured from pint. Clear, deep amber with light cream-colored head. Aroma is sugary-sweet fruit with a sharp high note, nice toffee/molasses malt shines through from underneath. Awesomely balanced flavor of caramelly orange with a subtle, yet lip-smacking lingering warm citrus in back of the mouth. Delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenkiGonzo (542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2014
Bomber. Pours a dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma has caramel, malts, grapefruit and hops. Flavour is incredibly smooth, very well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (1184) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Draft, pours dark amber with tan head. Aroma is caramel and dank hops, taste is similar with a well balanced body and dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with a slightly of white head leaving heavy lacing. Nice malty aroma. Aroma flavor is right up front with a slight sweetness of candies sugar. Very good red.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (938) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 12, 2014
22 Fl. Oz. Bomber. Pours copper, clear, nice off white head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of grapefruit, some malts and some yeast. Taste is quite hoppy but nicely balanced with malts. Super enjoyable and very drinkable. Good stuff...!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (2909) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2014
22oz in Seattle. Rich mahogany brown. Strong red fruit, molasses and alc aroma. Carries through the body. Solid, tasty beer, but not very subtle. Rich, love it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobBestwick (650) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Bottled sample. Pours with a dark copper colour and off white head. Grapefruit flavours with malty notes. Oily texture with hoppy bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CopterScott (184) - Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2014
clear amber color with a thin off-white head. aroma is light pine and malts. Flavor is pine hopes, caramel, and toast.


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