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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An oak-aged double red. Malt-forward with luscious caramel and hints of roast, but the ample hops won’t let you forget they are there. Finishes dry and clean, leaving the impression that it is lighter than it really is.


tfratzke's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tfratzke (61) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Caramel sweetness throughout. Some oakiness. Light fruitiness. Nice balance of bitterness. Very different and more sweet than anything else.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
commonmac (465) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2015 Tap at Republic Uptown. Tulip glass. Deep red into mahogany color with half finger (not long lasting) head. Aroma has a sweetness that catches you off guard. A slight waxy characteristic that seems out of place. Taste leans on malt with a heavy backbone of hops. Taste has a sugary presence that nearly overwhelms. Definitely more sweet than others out there. A little bitterness at the very end with an attempt at a bite. Relatively easy to drink but not balanced enough for my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyReynolds (972) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle thanks to Cameron who brought to Siebel. Not very oaky for what it is but solid red ale.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (14189) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Draft. Slightly hazy ruby color, off white head. Aroma of vanilla, port wine. Taste has butterscotch, vanilla, spice. Tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TripCampbell (13) - USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pretty thick, but not heavy. The hops don’t hit until you swallow. Nicely balanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3305) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Une bouteille partagée avec The Slovak. Un liquide qui me semble trouble avec une tête crémeuse compacte. Un nez fruité de levure avec du malt sucré. Une bouche qui me semble trop sucrée avec un «fizz» qui pique. Une finale amère-sucrée passablement drôle, j’ai envie de dire.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3428) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Une bouteille envoyée par dresden. Un liquide ambre et un col mousseux qui m’accompagne tout le long de la dégustation. Au nez, les céréales maltées sont bien rondes de caramel. Je note la présence de miel et la douceur d’un fruit rouge. La barrique utilisée fait sentir son bois. Les saveurs sont bien sucrées par les malts. Le fût apporte quelque chose d’épicé et d’herbacé. En bouche, le liquide est très mousseux. Son corps en est légèrement affecté. En finale, il y a des notes astringentes qui arrivent à percer les malts sucrés. Petit nez peu compliqué. Goût qui ne m’allume pas vraiment. Structure corporelle non maîtrisée.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (782) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from Dresden, thanks man! Dark amber pour with two fingers of white frothy head,nice lacing. Aroma, malty sweetness, citrus hops, not much else. Taste, nice sweet malty backbone, a bit of hops, very mild finish. Overall a bit lacking in complexity but that being said it’s really well balanced, and very drinkable, solid brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Nutty caramel malt and alcohol aroma with a touch of something cinnamon-like... probably the oak. Clear deep amber with a huge ivory head. Spicy caramel malt flavor with an herbal bitter finish, and that same cinnamon-like note as in the aroma. Medium creamy body, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2023) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
I loved this. Pours a dark murky auburn. The aromas is a malt bomb. Massive bread and dried fruit. Caramel too. Wonderful. Flavors follow suit. The hops take a back seat to the big sweet and fruity malts. Finishes smooth. Reminds me a lot of a bock. Excellent. I love this brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleichter (31) - - MAY 7, 2014
Dark amber appearance. Somewhat of a heavy red with a high alcohol content. Finish is fairly light despite the heaviness.


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