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Brewed by Lighthouse Brewing (Canada)
Style: American Strong Ale
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6542) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Can. Medium amber brown with a golden head. Piney and chocolatey in equal proportion on the nose, with chocolate and caramel dominating the palate. Quite good if you don’t mind a sweeter malt profile.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarryBeast (491) - - JUN 27, 2014
Tall can. Delicious strong red -- great toffee malt nicely caries the strong bitterness of West Coast hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5195) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Can to snifter (thanks DuffMan). Looks good for the style; a hazy deep amber with foamy off-white head that has a light caramel tint to it. Smells hoppy and malty; a fuller bittersweet combo. Tastes like it smells with notes of toffee. Solid on the palate. Malty, but good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
khays (50) - - MAY 18, 2014
Smells sweet, fruity with a bit of mustiness. Pours dark red, slightly murky with a thick light pink head. Tastes hoppy, notes of pine, floral with some sweetness of roasted malt or bread crusty. There is something unpleasant hiding in the taste, I can't pick it out, but it is there. Full body, moderate carbonation, bitter finish and somewhat astringent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (273) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Drank from can, aroma of caramel. Taste is like an Amber IPA, it is quite delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Rating #1028 - March 17, 2014 - Sample can split with clients. Pours a bubbly ruby colour with a decent off white head that fades rapidly. Aroma is caramel toffee malt, sweet fruits, and sweet malty booze notes (oak, vanilla). Lots of similar flavours on the palate, lots of roast malt bitterness and another hit of booze unguarded in the finish. Crushable at 8% for full effect.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1270) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 12, 2014
reddish-orange with a rather big head. Nose is pine all around with malt undertones. Smells like a barley wine with booze just hidden under it. Big body considering it is under 9%. Bitter finish with loads of malt and sweetness. Absurd label on this one, was this meant to be a WWII retro thing or just simply a bit sexist? Anyway, beer was very decent! Thanks duffman

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2559) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
355ml can. Red-orange pour, light haze. Beige head with tight bubbles, chunky lace. Malty nose - caramel and toffee, biscuity, some hops, bit of nut. Taste has a caramel and toffee base, some sweetness and nutty notes, grapefruity hops to balance. Medium bitter, bit of caramel at the end with some citrus. A good brew, good balance and goes down nicely for 8%.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Red dark amber color, beautiful, with compact head. Mild aroma, caramel. Good body strength, powerful caramel flavor, that, not in strength but in style, reminds me of the profile of English Barley Wines, medium sweet, a bit nutty; strong bitterness with a good balanced mix of hop resins and dark fruits.
Good beer, they got the max out of the ingredients.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
Actually quite impressed by this brew. Pours out a dark ruby colour with a thin off yellow head. The nose is sweet and malty with hints of caramel, toffee, pine resin and big grapefruit. Nice and full flavour profile with a bit of a sweet caramel mid palate. Big grapefruit and pine notes on the finish with a moderate bitterness. Overall a nice brew.


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