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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 award-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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Brown with good, creamy, tan head / Hoppy nose of burnt caramel and grass / Medium body, hint of sweetness, creamy and somewhat chewy, big alcohol well hidden, with excellent balance and bitter finish / Flavors of semisweet chocolate, burnt caramel, wet leaves, and dry hops, with citrus notes / Has more of a brown ale character than that of a black ipa.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcb (36) - - JUL 26, 2012
Not as aggressive as Stone Arrogant Bastard, but hey Left Hand isn’t claiming to be so "arrogant" with this brew. Great balance and a good brew to have with a fireside chat!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DogfishFred (36) - - JUL 26, 2012
Poured into a glass from the tap. Dark amber color with no head. Slightly sweet smelling and a strong finish.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
On tap at Left Hand. Pours a mahogany color. Really sweet and boozy. Ick. Some hops after that initial impression, but still, really didn’t enjoy this.

2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (847) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2012
This was a 2008 vintage, which I believe puts the beer at its limit if not past it. It was still drinkable just not at it’s peak. The aroma was yeasty and slightly sour. The palate was thick. The color a cloudy brown and I made sure the sediment was not mixed in. The flavor was a mix of overripe fruit with alcohol and hops sprinkled in. Despite its age the was still a hops presence. OK and worth a try but needs to be fresher.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2342) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle. Notes of caramel malt, pine, floral hop and lemon. The finish was sharp and slightly tinny. Good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pari6819 (55) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
This beer was medium in body with creamy vanilla notes. It had some yeastiness to its nose as well as an odd bit of what I can only describe as coconut in the finish. It was an enjoyable to drink beer that had some nice buttery qualities. Certainly one I would be willing to enjoy again. Well balanced overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (5856) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2012
75 cl bottle @ HBF, Tampere.
Rated on 20100521.
Lots of ripe fruits on the nose, plums, sweet caramel malts and sugar candy. Flavor of sweet sugar, caramel, plums and some malts.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
draft... medium to dark copper, nice head... really sweet dpa that’s easy to drink, hops add a bitter finish but not much else, solid

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2011
7/24/11. 22oz bomber. Slightly cloudy light amber/orange-ish pour with a nice fluffy tan head that cuts but laces a ton. Fruity aroma that reminds a bit of oranges and raisins with a bit of earth and dirty dishrags. Sweet, fruity flavor that lingers earthy and bitter. A bit too thick and cloying. Eh...


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