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RATINGS: 350   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Poured dark brown with a decent amount of head. Tastes of some spice and definitely tasted the malt. Had a bit of hop, but it was not real outrageous either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2006
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of light fruit, bit vegetable, citrus, spruce, and spices (most notably cinnamon). Flavor of malt, hops, fruit, and spices with well hidden alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2006
75cL bottle. Darkish brown color with wonderful, large head. Malty, resiny and piney aroma that is very inviting. The flavor rounds out halfway through the glass as it warms to the best temperature and the bitterness counteracts the maltiness. There is some caramel flavor along with some fruitiness. Simply delicious. It’s not too hot for 9% but it was more noticeable early on in the glass. While it is pretty bitter, there is a good amount of flavor hops to balance it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Bottle. Clear reddish-orange color with bubbly tan head. Smells of grape candy, molasses, and sprucy hops. Strong alcohol flavor with plenty of bittering units. Not much flavor beyond that, unfortunately. Tangy, bitter hop finish. Eh, so so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DYCSoccer17 (3355) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Bottle purchased from Julio’s in Westboro, MA. Initially, this beer has a very candy sugar-like nose. This becomes a bit mustier with some small ethanolic tones present as well. I also detect some boiled cabbage as well. This aroma is unique, and less than spectacular. Mildly hazy ruddy-amber body with a small off-yellowish head and minor lacing. Attractive. Sweet, quickly dissipating sugary start, which turns very grainy in the middle. I detect some chocolate malts, along with some toasted malts. Almost burnt. Kind of dry chewiness. Hops are extremely faint, with a very warming finish. Somewhat thin-bodied for such a malt bomb. Ethanol is apparent late. I thought that the original Sawtooth Ale was an IPA, but maybe I was wrong. Needless to say, this is not an IIPA. I’d like more hops or something in the nose and a little more chewiness in the body.

   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 (2268) - 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.

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