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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Many times we’ve heard, more is not always better. Chainsaw is a connoisseur version of our awrd-winning Sawtooth Ale, designed to befuddle silly generalizations about life. This Double ESB pours a brilliant deep ruby amber with a rocky near white head. The nose opens with bright spicy and herbal hops, with hints of dried fruit and port. The flavor starts with a chewy, bready malt and hints of brulee and kola nut that are suddenly swept away by thyme-like and hoppy bitterness. The strong herbal flavors then give way to a dry finish of licorice, gentian, and Italian bitters. We hope you enjoy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Cold 750ml bottle corked: Pours an opaque orange amber color with a small light tank frothy head which dissolves and leaves some bubbles around the edges and lacing. Aroma and taste are of sweet malt, caramel, orange, floral hops, and sour notes. Full body with medium carbonation. Ending is first bitter, then sweet, then slightly sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2006
750ml bottle: Pours a murky brown orange with a thick small-bubbled tan head, sweet malts, caramel and brown sugar in the aroma with some light fruits, full bodied with weak carbonation, starts and ends sweet with a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (952) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Poured a dark ugly chunky red brown. Aroma was very sweet and tangy. Tasted very thick and syrupy, with a strong alcohol finish. Lots of sweet dark fruit and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (4908) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2006
Murky brown, with a thin but persistant beoge head. Very sweet smelling, with a big caramel note mixed withtouches of chocolate and honey. Smooth caramel and toffee and a smooth bitterness at the end. Surprisingly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2493) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
amber pour underneath a tall tan well laced head. Huge sweet malty aroma carmels and brown sugar real light grass hops. Palate is thick and well coated. Flavor is highly sweet lots of carmels some nice citrus and hints of alcohol in the finish. Pretty good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Dark fruit malt aroma,slight chocolate also, substanial head, can smell the alcohol, taste is malt some kind of wood, little hop in background, nice full body but really not complex enough to be rated higher

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Big Bottle. A barnyard fermented silage aroma eminated from the glass. Wet barley grain. Murky caramel body with good head and decent lacing. A caramel flavor was present but the wet barley grain aroma was also in the flavor. Dry wet grain aftertaste on the palate. Brew worth a try the aroma and flavor were little complexing to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2006
Somewhat muddy umber color with a moderate beige/tan head. Heavy sheet of lace as it subsides. Caramel, toffee and toast mix with green hops, grapefruit, mildly solvent laden pine and resin. Ok, I have to get myself ready for a double ESB/Bitter, when do we get a double mild? Quite thick, but for all the sweetness it is in no way cloying. Smooth and quite soft throughout the swig. Mild toffee and caramel, followed by a burst of fruit, with plums, raisins and a light berry aside. Some balancing citric hops that also have a touch of dry wood to them. Hints of spice and alcohol in the finish and linger. Call it a double ESB, american strong, double amber, it still seems to translate to a average strong ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Cloudy lightish brown/red color. Slight off-white head. Very nutty aroma, malty. Malty taste, somewhat acidic. Corn syrup sweet-like taste. Not too bad for a malty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottle poured dark caramel with big thick head and heavy lacing. Aroma is yeasty and sweet. Big thick flavor of grapefruits, caramel and hops and over ripr fruits. Nice big fruity finish.

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