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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 1, 2010
12oz bottle, courtesy of MrPickles. Thanks, Andy! Pours a deep, reddish-mahogany color; thin, fine-bubbled light-tan head with light retention and lacing. Solid aroma: no overt alcohol showing, some candied red fruits and caramel notes; minimally hopped, but with a well-tempered maltiness that doesn’t seem imbalanced; neither simple nor particularly deep, a nicely rendered fruitiness and smooth malt presence in the nose; basically good, with increasing amounts of ethanol poking through as this warms up. Medium body; medium carbonation (maybe even a bit lighter than that); modest amounts of alcohol, and generally smooth; this really doesn’t feel like a particularly hefty beer, and I’d be very surprised if the alcohol was actually 9%; maybe 7.5%+; there’s a prominent note from the vinous ethanol that’s modestly warming, with a restrained malty core of (again) candied red fruits - cherries, plums - and light caramel notes; not particularly complex or nuanced, but that restrained sweetness is well-handled; there’s some slight staleness in the core malt character, as well as a light toastiness; overall, a solid, very modestly complex beer at (maybe) 9%, which would really just be over the top on the alcohol for how much flavor is actually in this beer. Medium finish of lightly stale malts, mild toastiness, and a lingering hint of caramel and darker malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2010
How is this not ratted higher? Hands down the best scotch ale out there. Looks good tastes even better. Must get more before it is gone!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2672) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle - Fresh from the new batch. Kind of surprised on the so-so ratings for this one. Apparently they call this "liquid reefer" at the brewery, and I can see why. If nothing else, the beer looks tremendous, with a big fluffy light tan head sitting atop a deep, murky mahogany body. Bready, booze-soaked malts comingle with plum, peat, and a hint of black licorice. Despite the heat, the 9% is hidden very well. There are never any sharp edges to the booziness, and the intense maltiness balances it out. Not a lot of complexity in the flavor, but it’s smooth. Tons of sweet, bready malt with a whiskey heat and the slightest grassy hop presence on the finish. Pretty substantial and slick in the mouth, and carbonated nicely. Overall a fine beer, though not one whose complexity will wow you.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2010
Pours hazy amber tan head n sour plum peach brown sugar, fl sour apple, peach, caramel, sour malt finish. Thin body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Pours a clear amber brown color with a tan head. Aroma is brown sugar, chocolate, toast, fruity, and slightly floral. Flavor is caramel, chocolate, toast, slightly tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2324) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2010
On tap at the Local Tavern in Madison, WI. Poured a cloudy, dark brown, with a little head of light tan foam that quickly diminished to a small ring and film, and left some slight lacing. The aroma was earthy, light roast, caramel, and a little dark fruit sweetness. The flavor added some medium hop bitterness, medium+ body, the beer was nicely carbonated, and the alcohol was well hidden. Now if only the appearance was a little better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34404) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 26, 2010
Bottle 12fl.oz.
Unclear medium amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sour berry, fresh overriped berry, light to moderate hoppy, citrus - orange, spicy. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100410]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange coloured with a small off white ehad. Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and dried fruits with notes of berries. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits and berries. Fruity and berryish finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 11, 2010
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours golden deep orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity and caramelish. Distinct caramelish flavoured with a mild citric fruity note. Bitter and lingering roasted malty finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 10, 2010
Cloudy deep amber with a tiny beige head. Malty aroma with caramel and lacto hints. Flavour had lacto, roasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Finished dry and sourish.


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