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RATINGS: 1477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottle conditioned.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2007
Pours with beautiful, plentiful head, perfect density, sticks around, nice contrast to murky brown body. Aroma is great with lots of brown sugar and some black pepper. Feels pretty thin and watery, but a bit smooth in mouth, goes down quickly! Tastes of plum, malt, and yeast with a bit of brandy too. Carbonation is good, a little more than most beers, but works well. Spice is nice and expected, but just a shade off from what would really complement the rest of the flavors. Overall, a great, suprisingly easy brew to guzzle down. Just not leaving me with too much reason to go out and buy another.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Sampled from bottle. Pours murky chocolate brown with a creamy tan head. Fruity esters, spice and sweet malts fill out the aroma. The flavor is rich with malts - fresh bread and chocolate really stand out. Raisins and prunes present as well with a good spicy kick. Full-bodied, well carbonated and warming. A well made beer, but not the best from this brewer. I totally don’t get the deal with the "Mc" in the name.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2006
smells nutty. looks brown with a hint of cherokee red. tastes decent nothin to write home about. smooth and creamy but no real wow factor. still though its good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Not to bad. But I want to try it again and I may give it a higher rating.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle. very dark ruby red body, nice thick ff-white head, slightly cirtusy barley aroma, warming drinking experience with a caramel and malty taste. Lovely!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Pretty brown ale with a complex yet smooth flavor keeping me coming back for more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Looks nice, Dark orange-brown color with a big dense white head. Dark fruits, spice, chocolate and hops in the flavor and aroma (which are similar). Some vanilla in the aroma. Something metallic in the flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (282) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
Color ámbar oscuro, media cabeza de espuma beige que se mantiene unos mms; aromas a caramelo, fruta melocotón y albaricoque; en boca entrada refrescante y especiada; cuerpo y carbónico medios; amargor ligero sin llegar a ser dulce; cerveza fácil de beber con el alcohol bien integrado y largo pos gusto.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Long lasting tan head with good lacing. brown, earthy looking body. the aroma is also quite earthy with just a hint of malty sweetness peeking out. the mouthfeel is full but the carbonation is really freaking high. i cant believe how much carbonation there is in this beer, for me it takes away from the flavor of this beer. it is too lively on my tongue and i just cant get a good solid taste. what i am getting is a light malt flavor with spicy hop flavoring and a bit of hop bittering at the end of the taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (276) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 6, 2014
Murky dark brown colour and a faint reminiscent of a white yellowish head. Aroma not very strong, malts, some caramel and grassy notes. Taste fairly bitter and acidic. Texture is on the lighter side but the carbonation makes it better as it’s sharp at first and then softens towards the end. A bit mixed feelings about this one.


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