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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Looks and smells like toast, bitter, thick. Malt in aroma stronger than hops in flavor. Available around New Years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (4584) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
On tap at the Trappist in Oakland. It pours reddish brown with a thin but dense cream colored head. The aroma is slightly fruity with some caramel and a nice dry malt character. The flavor is really very good with caramel and toasted malt and a dry, bitter finish. Hard to believe this is a malt liquor by style. A nice alternative to the myriad of sweet, spicy winter warmers out there this time of year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2010
Tap at Toronado. Deep amber-red pour. The nose is softly sweet with a touch of dark chewy, caramel. Chewy and lightly malty with a really chewy sweetish finish. Clean and malty with a touch of herbal hoppiness to balance it off. Sort of a hoppy doppelbock.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1741) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Three year old aged Toast on tap. Iíve never had this beer fresh, so I canít give a good comparison. On that topic, I would love to cure that error in my experiences. I found this aged version to be delicate and complex. The caramel malt flavor is sublime, incredible bready notes, lightly toasted (of course), mix with lingering floral hops. The feel was silky smooth and light. The beer was relatively light in color with a good head and lacing. I tried to let it warm up a bit because it was served colder than I would have preferred. It really just had one of the most tantalizing and light sweet flavor profiles that Iíve ever tasted. Excellent beer that I will be on the lookout for from now on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (3780) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 1, 2010
On tap at Zeitgeist in SF. My last beer of 2009, and a good one. The best malt liquor ever! Pours a clear dark amber-brown color with a nice lasting off-white head. Aroma is, well, toast, along with caramel, chocolate, and hops. Flavor is caramel malt, toasted malt, toast, spices, chocolate, and some citrusy and floral hops. Really tasty. Medium body with a surprisingly smooth mouthfeel and nice mildly bitter finish. Very interesting and good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Draft @ Toad in the Hole. Really surprised (and pleased) to see this on tap! Wantlist beer for years... Pours a medium amber-brown color; thin, light-tan head that quickly dissipates. Burnt sugar, cocoa / bitter chocolate, and brown sugar in the nose; smooth, hidden alcohol, slightly warming. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: smooth, creamy presence in the mouth; burnt and caramelized sugar, caramel, and some charred malts; generally non-astringent for how burnt things are; some red fruits and earthy bitterness present as well; no alcohol, clean, some creaminess and vanilla. Really solid beer; very sessionable. Lots of candy sugar, burnt sugar, and caramel in the finish; earthy; nicely balanced end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2009
On tap @ Flavor--I like the tap head--itís a slice of toast! Clear copper brown with a two finger light beige head, good retention. Aroma is domiated by toast and toasted grain, with just a hint of scorched toffee. Flavor is more hoppy andbitter than the aroma suggested with some earthy and lightly herbal hops. Bitterness peaks around a 3-4 in the dry finish. Medium body with moderate carbonation. As far as the aroma goes, great name for the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2009
From an ’06 vintage tap at Toronado. The body was dark copper. The aroma was caramel and almonds with some tangerines. The taste was sweet cinnamon and toast. There was also some roasted peanuts. Subtle caramel in the finish. More like a generic American Strong Ale than any malt liquor I have tried.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Tap @ Tornado side by side with 06 Vintaged draft, BikesandBeer. 1/04/08. Porus orange brown with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and spiced. Taste is sweet, spiced and very drinkable. Fresh draft tasted slightly better.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 On tap at Flavour in SR. This is simply incredible, although I donít think it truly be considered "malt liquor" stylistically. It is more like a cross between a good, earthy, caramelly English ESB and a "red" American strong ale like Bear Republic Red Rocket. It is deep, clear copper with a medium, dense, lon-lasting head that leaves rich lacing, typical of Moonlight. The aroma is earthy, caramel, dark toast, with fruity-piney hops. The taste is rich and intricate, beuatifull balanced between sweetness and bitternes, full-bodied, with dark but not burnt toast, caramel, earthy hints, fruit, hitns of citrus, flowers, and pine. It starts of a little sweeter and finishes a little more bitter but has beautiful balance all the way through, Itís thick and smooth but also lively.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asedzie (735) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 28, 2008
On tap at City Beer, SF. Medium beige head. Clear copper color. Nose is caramel and fruity hops. Flavor is lightly smokey, toasted caramel malt. Deeper fruit flavors present include mango, peach, some pear. Finish is moderately bitter with lots of oily hop resin lingering.

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