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RATINGS: 345   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Bottle. Pours a muddy amber with quickly vanishing white head. Aroma is sweet alcohol and some spice. Taste has a pretty strong warming alcohol flavor with some hoppy bitterness. Not terrible, but not very interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2006
Tasted in boulder. 750ml bottle. Tasted after just rating Left Hand Twin Sisters. I honestly cannot feel my jaw....and this one is also a 750ml. ouch. Here we go.....Colour is a light orange / rust somewhat cloudy with a thin white head. Aroma is of mead like sweetness with a astrigent bitter, almost bile like finish. Flavour is much more balanced, sweet and malty up front with a ending much like twin sisters....bitter and crispy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2224) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Nice nose.Very little head. Heavy on the malt- in fact, a salp in the face right off the top followed by a left hand of hops. Alcohol is very well hidden

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Aroma is very malty with alcohol, grapes, and a bit of honey. Body is foggy brown with a creamy tan head.. Taste is contrasting, like honey clashing with a high a.a. hop, syrupy. Interesting beer in a way, but rather plain for the alcohol content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2006
Bottle. Pours thick raspberry brown with a nice head and beautiful lacing. Aroma is plumb, raspberry, and sweet bread. Flavor is a barleywine with extra raisin and malt. Palate is thick and coating. Solid effort. Would love more from the "Big Mo" series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waolsen (1359) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2006
bomber. hazy dark amber with huge frothy head. sediment in the second pour. hops, great malts aroma. very malty, hops, caramel, spice, fruit and great bitter bite. full body. This is an outstanding beer. good job left hand.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Very malty aroma. Pours a rich brown, with a nice white head. It is well balanced, its pretty hoppy, and still has quite a maltiness to it too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2006
LoSBD offering from Cornfield. General sensation of murkiness...I could not, for the life of me, figure out what style beer this was. Certainly hopped up enough for an IPA/IIPA...but also very malt-heavy and really sweet and chewy. Alcohol burn seems to try and sort out the disagreement between predominant flavors but then gives up and descends into a simple burn in the finish. OK, but I really don’t need to repeat this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5504) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2006
At a modest meeting of The LoSBD: I wanted to like this one more. It pours a thick, hazy, amber/copper body with an off-white head that rapidly fades to a scummy coating. The aroma as well as the flavor is a murky mashing of sensations. The nose is warm with alcohol, has some dark maltiness, and is topped with a peppery spiciness probably attributable to rye. There’s an earthy hoppiness to it as well, a kind of dirty bitterness. Very thick in the mouth, the flavors seem to collide rather than balance one another out, first some sweet caramel, then some bitterness, then some pepper, then some alcohol, then begin the cycle once more. I did like it, but am apparently not the connoisseur that the Left Hand folk were looking for.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2006
The 750 poured a light hazed, whisky/copper-colored brew with a fizzy, cream-colored head that was quickly a halo. Big rye presence in the nose with notes of chlorine under sweet and pleasant floral and citrus. Aroma had almost a candy quality to it. Thick mouthfeel with a honey and rye flavor above a great balance of malt and hops. Alcohol creeps in late. Befuddling, indeed... my guess at this was "Imperial Rye Pilsner". Regardless, my wife liked this as much as I did so we’ll be picking it up again when we come across it.

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