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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 87   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Specialty Imports 30th Anniversary Specialty Beer aged in oak barrels for several months. This "Specialty Beer" brings together smooth, dark malts with intense aromatic hops to create a wonderfully balanced yet committed-to-flavor ale. Then this ale was aged in oak barrels for several months." The original non-barrel-aged version of this beer was released in January 2009.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2010 Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of MaltOMeal. Pours a clear orangey brown with a dense and lacing beige head. Intense citrusy aroma and some roast. Medium body, roasted malts and fruit with massive citrusy hops. Good fresh and citrusy finish leaving a solid bitterness. 120910

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 8, 2010
bomber from nbutler11 shared on 6/27/10. dark brown nearly black with a spotty plae beige head. this smells like a stick of chalk?... along with other notes of dank skunky hops, licorice, fennel seed, ash and herbals. there is a flavor in here that tastes the way nylon carpet smells?... and some savory yeast action, chalk, cocoa, pine, wood, grain (but no malt sweetness) and numbing hops on the finish. it is very dry and highly drinkable. 7/4/7/3/14/3.5

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (4842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2010
bottle thanks to americanbrew. poured black with a cream head. nose is sticky wood, light hops, citrus, and a slight bitterness. nice on the palate, oak, hops, sticky barrel, and a smooth finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2010
bottle thanks to americanbrew. poured blackish with a beige head. aroma was pine and oak. flavor was pine, citrus, and oak. medium body with medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
(22oz bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of AmEricanbrew) Pours a black body with mahogany edges and a medium beige head. Aroma of citrus, grass, roasted malt, and oak. Flavor of oak, roasted malt, caramel, citrus, and chocolate with a dry, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5544) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
(22oz bottle thanks to AmEricanbrew) dark brown with creamy head. Nose of grass and celery. Taste is herbal, citrus hops, toasted grains with an oily and creamy body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2010
Thanks to AmericanBrew for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a dark brown color with a light brown head. The aroma is resiny hops along with roasted malt and oak. The flavor is caramel malt with some resiny and piney hops. You also get some chocolate and oaked notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 16, 2010
22 oz. bomber; brought back from GABBF for another crack at it; clear, roasty brown with huge cramy dark brown head; grassy, earthy hops with oranges and chocolate; dry, creamy bitterness in the finish with a healthy dose of roast to round it out; remains a hop forward beer though with lots of pine, ash, creamy fruit and big time bitterness; a very dank brew with plenty of body to withstand the hops; the oak is very minor, but I think it has helped the smoothness here; an almost perfect combination of chocolate and hops IMO without being too roasty; nice and spicy; dank shit indeed; slight edge to the non-oaked version IMO

22 oz. bottle; thanks Frank!! pours dense black with thick tan head; rich, hoppy and lots of chocolate roast on the nose; milky, earthy and very dank; dry finish, vanilla, nuts and ashy; perfectly dry and smooth; hot damn this was tasty

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6633) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 13, 2010
Bottle thanks to Ben. Pours near black (opaque dark brown around the edges) with a nice light brown head that laces a bit. Aroma has a nice combination of darker malts and a nice pine hop character with a slight note of oak underlying. Flavor begins with a smooth with a sweet grain flavor but the hops quickly take over with a pine flavor and a malt undertone.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
Bottle thanks to americanbrew. Pours with a large, off-white head and a deep brown body. Aroma of oak, chocolate, hops, cinnamon. Taste is dark roast, bitter, chocolate, sap, pine, nutshells. Fizzy but a creamy mouthfeel. Really, I think I like the regular version better,


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