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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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Some may call this a malty double IPA, some a hoppy barley wine. We prefer that it not be classified. We think of it, simply, as our strong winter ale. Intense hop aromatics and flavor (think pine, candied orange) blended with just enough malt sweetness to balance out the palate. Vitals: Color – Mahogany ABV – 9.1% O.G. – 1.080 Malt – American 2-Row, Marris Otter, Victory, Carapils, Caramel 80, Midnight Wheat Hops –Centennial, Simcoe, Cascade, Falconer’s Flight


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (353) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Church Key. Amber with nice lacing. Very hoppy, pine, malt balance, winter, vanilla, sweet candied sugar, earth, very rich. Toffee. Excellent. -- strong ale/hopped up barley wine mix. Get it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (356) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle to glass. About 4 months old. Pours a clear amber color with reddish hues and a light tan head. Aroma is malty, strong alcohol burn, and a hint of piney hops. Flavor is heavy, malty, sweet, alcohol. Medium in body with a lingering sweet alcohol burn. Tasty, but wish I would have had it fresh.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Leighton, 08/04/14. Hazed orange amber with a good sized light beige covering. Nose is bitter tropicana, tea leaves, spice, light pine, toasty notes. Taste comprises bitter orange, light tropicana, pine resin, spice, dank hoppage, caramel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Another solid number from Maine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Thanks to Leighton. Lightly hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Light airy palate, crispy. Lightly bitter brett. Modest dried fruits. More bretty bitterness. Okay but could do without the brett.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up in the US. Pours hazy gold with a frothy, white head. The aroma holds a bit of orange, some tangerine, mango, some bready malts. Medium sweet flavor with more peach, some aged pine, ripe citrus fruits. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Light resinous hops to finish, some pine, sugary bread, citrus rind, ripe orange. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours cloudy orange-amber with a small white head. The nose is earthy, toast, alcohol, orange squash, acid, earth, acetic, vanilla and wood. The taste is bitter-sweet, earth, dirt, orange squash, tangerine, candy, candied peel, sugar, candy, pine, varnish and alcohol with a dry, somewhat, citric finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty alright.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3220) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle sampled at r ustico Alexandria va pours nice bright copper hue with a small soapy eggshell head and awesome lacing. Nose is big-time malty hops just as its described. Flavors of big dark caramel toasts grains. Love that note! Big p iney hop presence and lingering toasted amber malts. This is fantastic! Body is sort of lite for 9% and easy to drink. Damn tbis is nice! I’m sure when this is fresh its more hoppy like Bigfoot. I love the malt profile with this brew. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5611) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
bottle via the farrels. malty richness, fuller bodied, piney hops. shows its 9% proudly. hops & malts feed off each other nicely, neither dominates. Nice stornd flavorful ale

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10412) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle shared by Dr Silverworm. Poured dark copper brown with a moderate frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy resin, complex malt with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5932) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2014
500ml bottle, shared by b3shine. Date on bottle is 2/11/14. Hazy, darker orange amber color. Thin off-white head, leaves good dots of lace. Malty DIPA, yeah this was my first thought. Big caramel malt, some toasty malt, kind of biscuity. It’s a nice pleasant malt balance, with some spicy earthy hops. Bigger body. Super-smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of crisp. More dry finish. First sip was sort of a surprise, but I loved it by the second sip. These guys make consistently great beer.. Stuff that I’d love to enjoy with every one of my dinners if I could.


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