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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Brewed and dedicated to the believers of Ninkasi. Rich dark malt complexity is balanced by a plentiful hop presence bringing together perfection in every sip. Who knew believing had so many rewards.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkmagus82 (1918) - - NOV 16, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a super deep mahogany color bordering almost on brown with a one finger head of thick off-white foam. The head sits there with tons of retention, fading over ~ a 10 min time frame to eventually leave tons of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a toasted malt smell with a large showing of caramel and brown sugar. Along with these aromas comes some lighter dark fruit smells of cheery and plum as well as a little bit of a more grainy smell. Some hop aromas are present in the nose as well with bot a citrus and earthy aroma being mixed with the rest. Taste – The taste begins with a rather heavily roasted malt and relatively caramel and fruity (cherry and plum) flavor. There are some lighter hop flavors present at the start with both a grapefruit and earthy flavor being on the tongue. Some more grainy and more fruity flavors join the tongue at the middle, overall sweetening the taste a bit. In the end the bitterness really steps it up, brining on much more dank earthy and piney flavors to the tongue, and while I would normally like that, they don’t seem to meld with the other flavors in this one, creating a somewhat unbalanced and slightly off flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker body and lower carbonation seem to up the off dank flavors at the end, and in conjunction with the rest of the flavors, accentuates the mix of rather odd flavors a bit too much. Overall – Nothing too spectacular here in my opinion. The flavor profile was a bit off with no real melding and complementation. Some may like, but I will likely pass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1166) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle, part of Beer Club at Mr. Goodbar in Buffalo, NY. Nice looking deep mahogany red pour. Smooth and complex.....a little bit of sweetness from the malt but still a nice hop bite as well. Powerful beer, and really well done. I love a nice big red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6571) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
draft at Blue Monk. deeper amber pour, fuller bodied. Robust, big malt forward flavor & nose. Caramel, nuttiness, rich toffee. solid dose of bitterness. decent

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
liquidhedonism (271) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma is malty, nutty, and a bit citrusy, with hints of toffee, biscuit, and hazelnuts. Mouthfeel and taste begins creamy and sweet, and finishes with a long sweet, bitter, and slightly astringent aftertaste. This beer is much more complex than I remember it being. Pretty great!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
julesjis (234) - Oregon, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Pours a nice dark copper red. Aroma is almost non existent. First taste is a bit watery with a sharp, astringent feel. After taste is a bit metallic. I liked this beer at first, but once I really dug into it...not so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6382) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"pours dark red w/ khaki head. aromatic hops, but a sweet Carmel malt undertone. well balanced flavor reminiscent of red horse and red rocket. good, but not quite as tasty as those 2."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (1156) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
On tap at Darby's. Aroma: earthy caramel, fruity and citrusy. Taste: bitter and a dark sweetness. Palate: gritty, chewy. Long dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2559) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
22 oz shared bottle. Nice clear red-amber color. Rather ordinary aroma but a very rich flavor with enough hop balance to leave a mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mansquito (3873) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2014
The Sampler, Brooklyn tap: Pours dark red with a cream head. Aroma is burnt caramel, plenty of hops, and more variety of malt aromas. Taste is like a double IPA that sat for a while, but more so. The burnt caramel is powerful in this one, as is the toffee. However, it is not really all that sweet as a result of the strong hop bitterness. This really isn’t my cup of beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badpuppy69 (285) - orange, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Pours a clear amber red with a nice head. Aroma is roasted sweet malt with some citrus hop notes and spices. Taste follows the aroma well and medium mouth feel. Very good!

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