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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dermis (20) - Monona, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Enjoy it on tap at Hawk’s Bar & Grill on State St. Madison! Great seasonal brew for the cold winter months. Friend that works here has turned me onto it and it has turned into my favorite winter brew this winter. Which is off the beaten path of my Stouts and Mead.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2662) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2014
On draft at Nessun Dorma, October 2013. Listed as 10% abv. Sweet, darkly malty aroma, fruity with notes of plum, raisin and molasses, some mild roast as well. Dark red-brown in color with a lasting, very fine, light tan head and matching lace. Flavor profile is entirely malty, sweet, dark and fruity, with suggestions of coffee, dark brown sugar, dried fruits, faint cocoa and dark bread. Finish is rather sweet as well. Smooth, hefty in feel, carbonation is low, body is very full. Good. Not outstanding, but good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (634) - Iowa, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Draft. Pours clear dark amber with rings of lacing. Nose is maple syrup. Taste is brown sugar, maple syrup, caramel and dark fruit. Thin body but decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
akoeninger (491) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2014 Bottled 2-11-14. Copper colored. Deep caramel and syrupy aroma and flavor, some earth and peat. Very malty with some earthy hops, definitely sweet with hints of dark fruit or raisins. Full bodied and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1908) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2014
November 12, 2014 - tap at Millioke. Dark brown pour with limited head. Aroma was caramel, malt and some alcohol. Taste was consistent with aroma, but heavier on the alcohol and a sugary sweetness with some dark fruit that I didn’t get in the aroma. Dry alcohol finish and medium bodied.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
Big sweet and chocolatey. Not a whole lot of complexity, as ther is little to no hop presence or peat malt smokiness, but it still works. Smooth.bodied dessert beer."

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jandd1983 (2758) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a bright copper color with a beige head. The aroma was of caramel, fruity esters with a hint of tartness. The taste was of toast, some hops a little herb and some tartness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle as shown. Pours a clear copper amber with small beige head. The aroma is peat, oak, and booze. Thin mouthfeel with sweet roast, light booze, oak and sweet finish. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4704) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
This one poured a light brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of brown sugar, caramel and booze. Flavor was similar, light peat notes too but a bit too boring and boozy

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
On tap at Milwaukee Brew Fest 2013. Dark amber with very small off-white head. Aroma is sweet - toffee, cherry juice, plums. Flavor is similar with additional notes of dry wood, booze, and smoke.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1759) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark with minimal head. Aroma and flavor are peaty. Somewhat boozy.


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