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RATINGS: 353   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (659) - - JUL 5, 2014
Bomber, 2014 vintage. Spicy hop aroma with sweet caramel malt notes. Pours amber-ruby colored with a thin off-white head and decent lacing. Starts with a sweet caramel as well as some nuttiness. Finishes dry with spicy floral hop flavors as well as a bit of bitterness and alcohol. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (7229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
22oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Shared with Tarra K. Mostly clear dark red color. Kind of hazy with lots of chunky particles inside. Thin off-white head. Dots and ropes of lace, kinda loose. Looks solid. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Toasty malt, lightly spicy. Dark fruit, some earthy hop. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Light bit of alcohol heat, but it’s otherwise well-hidden. Pretty solid tasty stuff, it works well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (854) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bomber. Pours nice, deep amber, with a dense, medium light golden-white head (not rocky nor near-white as in the bottle description) , very nice retention and lacing though. Nose is heavy caramelly malts with whiffs of orange, Juicy Fruit gum, Mouth is medium-full bodied, medium sweet and bready, caramel, apricots, oranges, pound-cake, some honey and vanilla. Hops are kinda lacking. Decent, but not really remarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (6104) - Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle at home from early backlog notes. Pours a slightly hazy amber copper color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, ripe fruits, some background yeast, toasted bread, lightly nutty with mild to moderate spices. Good, not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (533) - , Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Hazy dark orange copper. Thick TA head. Big malty hoppy nose. Smooth sweet, full bodied. Well balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (6153) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2012
75 cl bottle @ HBF, Rated on 21.05.2010
Aroma is sweetish with fruity hops and some caramel. Flavour is sweetish with caramel, some vanilla, spices, fruits and hops. And an ”American Strong Ale” ‐feeling. Good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5078) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Big malt and hops flavor. A very nice Strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3874) - Everett, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Draught. Pours a relatively clear amber color with a smallish head on it. Nose and taste are both fairly malty, yet has a bit of a bite to it. Very interesting drink...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1769) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pours dark amber with off white head. Aroma is citrus, floral caramel and toast. Taste is sweet with moderate bitters. Somewhat warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2323) - New York, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Tap at the Stagshead as part of left hand night. Pours copper with white head and a sweet candy nose. Tastes of burnt caramel, cherries, vanilla, woody, ginger, wet leaves, malt, and grapefruit. Some alcohol warming but nice

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