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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A deep amber ale with pronounced hop bitterness and aromatics, substantial and balanced.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4169) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2007
27April07. On cask @ Toronado dark reddish brown, great lacing! aroma of malt. flavors of a woody hop. great malt balance. easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2007
(On tap - cak - Toronado) Clear, amber golden with a dense and lasting, off-white head leaving laces. Somewhat earthy nut aroma - a tad fusty. Soft and somewhat flat mouthfeel. Fairly light body with notes of nuts and caramel and then a rather bitter finish. 250307

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6850) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2006
Cask. Hazy bronze beer with a creamy off-white head. Slight caramel aroma. Caramel malt flavor with backing hops. Lots of caramel, but some citrus lingers. A bit more body than many cask beers.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2491) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Hand pump, Toronado. Pours is dark amber/ruby. Strong malty aroma along with a bit of piney bitterness. Very malty overall, with a strong bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
Sampled on cask at Toronado, San Francisco.

Dark brownish red, head was a bit thin, but that was likely the barkeep’s fault, not the Beer itself.
Beautiful and delicate flowery hop aromas, with a touch of roasted goodness. I’m a sucker for cask Beer...
Impressive body that accorded really well with the hoppy flavors that lingered long after the end of my sips. A near perfectly balanced Beer that I enjoyed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2006
On cask at the Tornado. foamy tan head. clearish dark copper body. aroma is hoppy and a little sweet. mouthfeel is slick (cask) with lower carbonation. faint smoky malt sweet flavor, finsih ends more bitter and hoppy.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 11, 2006
hand pump @ Toronado. Copper color with a decent head. Very malty flavor with a slight hoppiness. Flavors of toffee and roasted malts. Medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9720) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2006
On cask @ Tornado poured a hazy copper brown with a creamy lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, earthiness and a hint of citrus. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, and earthiness with a dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 9, 2006
On tap at the Toronado. This was the cask-conditioned version when I was there. An amber beer with a big off-white head. I get flavors of oranges and tea. Palate is mild and smooth for easy drinking of mass quantities. A satisfying bitter finish awaits you. A pretty awesome beer, but then again, it might be the locale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Brian knows his beers and as it appears his brain is one that may work like mine, I wonder if he intentionally handed me beers in the order he did, with lager later and bitter after IPA. That this holds up after all else with exceptional hop quality AND balance makes me wish upon a moon that I could have this as my own session bitter. De-moonlight-ful


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