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RATINGS: 330   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Many times weve 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!


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Pours a dense mahogany honey color w/ full creamy froth. Froth reduces to a thick spattered canopy. Aromas of malt and rock candy. Full nectar w/ mellow residual effers that render a silky mouth feel. Massive caramel malts perform nicely w/ a moderate hop profile balancing it to the finish. Flavors of caramel, maple, cherries, and a slight hard candy essesnce. The candy performs as a modertor between the thick malt and asprin hops balancing this brew into infinity. Finishes w/ sweet asprin. Overall: for as big a brew this is, its quite blanced. Highly recommended. Connoisseurs Choice !

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5596) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2006
My brother-in-law and I split one of these on tap at the brewery, 4/13/06. Wow. Dark red with a nice firm head. Strong bourbon aroma. Very smooth and strong -- but its got everything a big beer could ask for. Superb.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark copper with a small beige head and FULL OF SEDIMENT! Any unfilterd beer in my book is worth drinking for that reason alone. This beer gives you all kinds of reasons to drink it. Nice aroma of sweet malted barley and hops. Thick and creamy palate. Flavor starts out malty with a sweet middle and a hop finish. This a realy fine ale!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
obguthr (3663) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Caramel apple aroma, somewhat overripe with strawberry undercurrents. Cloudy copper, medium yellow head, some lacing. Very strong and pronounced flavor of strawberries and apples. Alcohol noticeable. Bitter apple core finish. Bears no resemblance to Left Hands Sawtooth. Decidedly unique and very good. Maybe Im being too generous, but this was a treat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2008
21 Feb 08, draft at the brewery
Clear dark amber, off white head, 4
Citusry hop aroma with lots of malty notes , 9 ,
Carmelly, malty, with a bitter finish, 9
Med-hvy body , 3
Smooth, nice big beer - good hop and malt balance. 18

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3629) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2008
750 ml. Clear garnet with a two-finger head that quickly settles to a lasting foamy disc. Spots of soapy lace. Nasals of chocolate, caramel, orange, apple, grape and oak. Flavors of caramel, orange, oak, apple and chocolate, with some additional resin and smoky black pepper on the finish. Slightly larger than medium body is lightly carbonated, has a touch of warming and finishes oak-resiny dry.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
Big 750 ml bottle. Tanx to Ulric in Gbg. This is complex and made with love. The aroma brings alot. At first its very malty and fruity. Also some cola and rubber. Flavor is sweet malty, colamalt, rubber, fruits. Palate is oily and strong. Big. Round. Pleasent. Hope I will drink this again...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coloradohawk (7) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2010 does not count
pour a reddish-brown, hints of bread, malt, and hops. taste of light fruit, carmel, malt, and sweetness. hides the alcohol very well. nice hop finish. great beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerprincess (52) - Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2006
Amber color with a light head. Toffee, nutty nose with hints of dough. Slight bitter taste that turns sweet on finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 4, 2007
Nose of vanilla, flowers, and typical hops spice. The brew pours cloudy woody brown with yeasty beasties. The average off-white head is creamy, mostly lasting and leaves no lace. The brew has a strong bitter presence just the way I like it, with a fruity middle. The full body is dry and soft.


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