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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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A tribute to our favorite metal band, The Sword. This dark ale is brewed with a little clover honey and heather tips and aged with toasted American white oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1322) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2015
On tap at Ram’s Head, Annapolis. Tasty lightly sweet malt, slightly earthy, slightly fruity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2014

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

Clear medium to dark red brown color with a small average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, tart - berry, wood - tobacco. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, berry, wood - earthy honey, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130813]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5380) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft at Bier Baron in DC. Poured a brown color with a medium sized tan head. Aroma was some nice sweet note of honey, some mint, malts, hops. Flavor was nice roasted malts, some light sweet malt notes. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Draft at GBBF 2013 - London. Pours clear, red-brown with a light, filmy head. The nose holds dark toffee and bread. Medium sweet flavour with bits of wood, creamy toffee and dried fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately sweet on the finish with lightly dried wood, dried fruits, mellow earth. Nice one. I dug it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3894) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2013
strong hazelnut and chocolate malty. Chocolatey. Excellent winter warmer, too bad I had in summer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6663) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Draft. Pours brown with a thin head. Sweet honey and apples, with baking spices, chocolate, and dark fruits. Big and sweet and desserty. Good stuff if you’re in the mood for it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18758) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2013
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2013. Pours a dark ruby brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy heather aroma. Fruity malty spicy heather and honey flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy heather finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8929) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2013
Gravicask, 1/3 pint, American Bar, on the second day of GBBF 2013. Dark brown body, declining off-white head. Inviting aromas of chocolate and honey. Dark Honey flavours with earthy malts and herbal hops to the ending. Well bodied. Tasty brew (London Olympia 14.08.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MadRobin (2261) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 18, 2013
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Opaque, dark orange-red brown with a small khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of honey, flowers, heather, malt, sourdough and grassy hops. Taste of sourdough, dark malt, fruit, honey, salvia (probably the heather) and sour Robitussin. Medium/light body and low/medium carbonization. I don't think this was supposed to be a sour beer, but it certainly is. However, the barkeep said that it has been that way since day one, which was an Oliver Tap Takeover event. So, if there is a quality control issue, it rests with the brewer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (11643) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’13, 13/08/13. Dark mahogony brown with a thin light tan head that dissipates edgeward. Nose is light chocolate, sugars, honey, caramel. Taste comprises light spice, hint of chocolate, honeycomb, toffee fudge. Medium bodied, fine carbonation. Decent drop.

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