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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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An American Strong Ale brewed for our 15th Anniversary. Robustly full flavored, deep mahogany hue, hoppy, complex and intensely warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1377) - Syracuse, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2010
The aroma is sharp pine and spruce hop. Sharp rye malts, dark and roasted. Touch of cherry and sugary raisin. Complex scent. The appearance is dark, hazy brick red. Decent slushy head. Thick sheet of lace. Murky and inviting. The flavor is gritty, burnt rye and barley. Touch of chocolate and burnt coffee. Grape, raisin, cherry. Very bitter spruce and pine oil hop. The palate is chewy and very thick. Alcohol burn on the swallow. Itís equal to (if not better than) the original. Double bitters of woody hops and burnt malts. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2010
draft @ Coles, Buffalo, NY. deep chestnut mahogany color. cramel malt, hops fill the aroma. Taste is malty ricness, some booze. Very balanced & warming. Some bitterness & dried & rich fruitiness. Nice Beer MA. Also cant really detect that MA ringwood yeast that I hate

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2130) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2010
650 mL bottle. Dark, hazy orange-brown. The beige head fades quickly, but laces nicely. Smells the part, with strong brown sugar, alcohol, and hops. The flavour begins nicely, with hops, caramel, and something that is almost anise, before exploding into a boozy finish. This one needs to stay on the bench for a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1204) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle, pours a deep ruby red and an offwhite head. Smell is sharp....strong citrus with a little vanilla, maybe some oak notes. Taste is very deep....some cherry highlighted with a very nice, strong hop backbone. A little too barleywine-ish....but still good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2010 It was quite hoppy, very enjoyable and dangerously drinkable. Copper body, a little hoppy aroma. A tad above average mouthfeel. Not very complex, but tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Bomber. Pours brilliant garnet red with a medium creamy orangey/tan head. Aromas of caramel, sour cherry, sweet sugary pine, cocoa, raspberry, and alcohol. Flavor is a hint of sugar and very bitter pine, caramel, and a piney/black peppery/boozy alcohol finish. Finishes with some earthy cocoa notes. Bitter, full-bodied, creamy, and very warming. The 12% isnít hidden at all here, but it works; this is a big beer. A nice balance between bitter pine and sugar, with tons of warming alcohol. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gwpom (297) - Akron, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Bought a bottle as I couldnít go to the Beerfest and wanted something different to appease my beer appitite.... and this fit the bill. Copper color, head not too thick even though not completely chilled... hoppy but not too much so, and nice and kick-a** with the ABV.... I like it, and will have this one again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Middle Ages Double Wench is a crystal clear, dense copper-brown ale with a thick, dense, beige head that has outstanding retention and lacing. It has a hoppy aroma, with notes of flowers, grass, citrus and pine. Thereís some caramel and a light sweetness from the malt. The malt and hops work together perfectly in the nose. Itís full bodied and very smooth. The finish is dry and leaves the mouth a little chalky. It has a bold, resiny flavor thatís very well balanced. Thereís the slightest bit of sweetness. There is a long, resiny bitterness that lingers. Itís not super unique, but itís a big, bold beer that demands you take notice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2010
Bottle from Premier. Copper body, tan head. Nose is pine, dank & mint hoppiness with rich nutty malt. Flavor is floral alcohol, rich caramel malt, some bubblegum & nuttiness. Lots of alcohol apparent here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (11000) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin light moka head. A superb fruity hops and malts aroma, resinous and pinhey, just right. In mouth, intense malts, oily mouthfeel, pungeant, with good grassy hops, well sustained by the malts, treacle, licorice notes, all smooth and warming. On cask at the Peopleís Real Ale Fest, Clarkeís Ale House, April 30 2010.

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