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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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WORLD BEER CUP 2014 SILVER MEDAL WINNER
Medium in body, brown in color, this ale is delightfully malty with complex caramel overtones lending to the smoothest finish you will ever experience! Don’t be afraid of the dark and try this deceptive delight!!!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7879) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
355ml can from Total Wine, Tampa. Acajou au col crémeux blanc-cassé. Arôme est malté, pâle, caramel et Munich, rétro fruité noir assez plaisant avec de fines effluves houblonnées en rétro. Palais reste fort centré sur le malté, pâle, pointe de grillé, léger chocolaté avec un fini sec. Fruité noir, sorte de date et de figue pour une effervescence moyenne voire basse. Pointe de chocolat en poudre sur la fin. Sympa pour juste 5%, le score assez bas de cette bière ne me semble pas vraiment justifié.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3116) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2015
12 oz can at the Dublin Irish Festival. Medium body with excellent soft mouthful. The head initially looks fine but has weak retention. Lightly Smokey aroma is dominated by dark roasted grains with a faint trace of hops at most. The flavor is not as appealing but certainly good. O: average flavor but very appealing aroma ... In a can.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (880) - - JUN 11, 2015
can; brown color; malty aroma with caramel notes; fairly well balanced; caramel malty flavor with a good deal of hop bitterness

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Clarkdvm (288) - Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
Drank straight from the can. Smooth, easy to drink. Richer flavor than expected. Good but not fantastic.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LetsGoState (685) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Appearance is dark brown. Aroma is roasted malts. Taste has some roasted malts. Overall good, but not the best out there.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lamas (1457) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Can courtesy of agl108. Mine says 5.1% ABV. A dark ruby pour with a thick khaki head. Some caramel, cocoa, coffee, earthy grains, and a lightly roasted nuttiness feature prominently in the aroma. Goes down relatively medium-bodied and pretty smooth. Caramel, toffee, and cocoa upfront in the taste with some roasted coffee notes at the tail-end. A subtle smoked woodsiness in the finish. Dates and figs here and there. Not terrible.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2026) - - OCT 14, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-8-14- Poured from can into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown-mahogany color with a small bubbly head of a tan colored head. The head fades very fast leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is strongest of a caramel smell along with some aromas of brown bread, chocolate, and brown sugar. Along with these aromas are some lighter raisin smells as well as a bit of an aroma of toffee and some light hoppy smells of an earth and herbal nature. Taste – The taste begins of a sweeter brown bread, a lighter chocolate taste, and some caramel flavor. The caramel transitions more toward a toffee and molasses flavor as the taste advances. Some darker fruity flavors come to the tongue later on in the taste with cherry and raisin being the most prevalent of the fruit. While the fruity flavors come, the caramel and toffee flavors seem to dwindle more and more, with the overall sweetness of the brew remaining relatively constant, if not growing slightly less toward the end of the taste. With a bit of a herbal and earthy flavor coming to the tongue at the very end of the taste, one is left with a rather malty and moderately sweet flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – For a brew of only 5.1 % abv, this is one thick and chewy brew with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both are very nice for the style and flavors and make for a thick and chewy feel that is well beyond the expected. Overall – The mouthfeel of this brew in conjunction with its moderately sweet, but rather malty flavor really make this brew a nice drinker. A very interesting scotch ale that tastes much bigger then it should (at least in terms of its abv.). A rather nice brew overall.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Caramel with some roast noticeable on the nose. Appearance is a deep Amber with below average head retention. Flavor contains notes of caramel and roast as well with fruity esters. Mouthfeel is thin and has a grain astringency. Overall, I would not recommend this beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bkurtz (1006) - PERU - OCT 6, 2014
Can - Pours a clear light brown. Notes of caramel and roasted malts. Not bad, but not my style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (3496) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2014
12oz can from Kroger in Grandview. Deep brown pour. Aroma of cereal, toasty malts, nuts, caramel. Tastes are along those lines - malty, sweet bread. Not my bag.


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