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RATINGS: 341   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
JPDurden24 (1579) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Reddish brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of sugary candy and toffee. Taste is caramel, earthy, and a little spicey. This was very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReggieDunlap (3071) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Pours an opaque deep amber with a medium tan head. Aroma has lots of candied fruits...alomost a mild vanilla...very lt pine. Flavor has a bit more pine...cuts the sweetness of the candied fruit...tastes like a barleywine. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is fruity/bitter and dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5330) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Draft at pony. Pours a clear amber red with off white lacing. Aroma is sweet chocolate and fresh hop, a very interesting combination indeed. Mouthfeel is medium and refreshing with notes of sweet chocolate malts, light fruit, booze, light hop and faint grass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Pours a nice ruby brown color with a short tan head. Scent of cherries and wood, taste is pretty sweet with some wood flavors, decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2012
on tap at buckeye, this smells strong, but i had no idea, it tastes like pure acetone to me, either a dirty glass or something but this beer is like drinking nail polish remover... burning sensation and cheap vodka is what this is to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Pour on tap, dark orange red with off white head, aroma brought notes of grain, bready and biscuit notes, slight caramel, toffee notes, hints of a spicy and grass forward hop as well. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, hints of earth and grain, slight spice, yeast, and grassy notes, hints of an herbal hop, finishing fairly bitter and dry. Wasn’t really my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1920) - 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.

   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!

   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.

   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.

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