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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
This beer is brewed in late Spring and aged in our refrigerator till mid Fall. This beer is typically released in early November. This beer is a whooping! 10.3% ABV. O.G. 1.101.

Probiere's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
The spices in here are a bit muddled, but the alcohol burn falls short of unpleasant and the malt is a semi-rich, medium-sweet, thickish exploration of pumpernickel bread, molasses, and fluffy biscuits. End is bitter with a sticky aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1353) - - JUL 22, 2016
Dark amber pour, tiny head. Big aroma, dark fruits, caramel, spices, smoke. Fruity up front, a bit of booze, cinnamon, dark toffee, oak, liquorice, molasses,. Medium body with lower carbonation. Quite liked this, and funny that I notice this rating from this past February in my offline ratings on the hottest day of the year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is woody with distinct smokiness. Flavor is licorice, caramel, wood, brown sugar, and meaty, jerky notes of smokiness. Smooth medium body with soft carbonation. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisSc (464) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Sample on tap at brewery. Dark amber in color. Zero head. Aroma sweet dark fruits, cinnamon, alcohol. Not great. Taste is very sweet. A little sharpness in the finsih. Palate is medium/full. Rich texture. Medium finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Black with thin head. Aroma of smoked malt (smoked meats and jerky). Medium body, medium sweetness, dark fruit, strong notes of smoked meats, and a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (10146) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"pretty much the aroma and flavors you’d expect from the style, but nothing really stood out. definitely on the dark side with a little toffee and dark fruit aroma, similar taste with some caramel as well and a bit of alcohol. medium bodied. just ok for a barlwywine."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt4054 (35) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Dark ale, strong falvor, but smooth to drink. Alcohol is high, but not overpowering. Would definitely get again, great value for such a strong beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle @ home via Secret Krampus courtesy toss from Andy. Mahogany pour with a short lived khaki head. This smells like Red Man chewing tobacco. Smoke, caramel, band aids, and candied orange peel. W@? Tastes of tobacco, beef jerky, smoke, and plastic. This is gross. According to vacax: "the lake may be superior, but this beer is a fucking piece of shit."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Very dark pour with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, sweet sugars, and dark fruit. Medium palate, some carbonation. Taste is rich dark fruit, ABV is well hidden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerKurve (520) - - JAN 19, 2014
Black which turns into a dark crimson when held up to a light. Aroma of licorice, caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla and chocolate. Rather smoky upfront with licorice, chocolate, oak, hops, chocolate and roasted barley; Very chocolatey/roasty finish. Light weight body and carbonation. Very smooth tasting!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Cola brown pour with a thin tan head. Aroma is smokey and dark fruit. Flavour continues with smoke, roasted malt, hints of licorice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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