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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Smooth & malty with a kick of bitterness, this is a couple noches above the standard YSB! 8 Ingredients: Malts: 2-row pale and Crystal. Hops: Willamette, Kent Golding and Amarillo. Yeast & Water: Rogue’s Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water. Specs: 17º PLATO 52 IBU 76 AA 35º Lovibond.


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3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), - NOV 19, 2010
an attenuatide smell of alcohol. round malty taste with a nice bitterness. not that interesting.


1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Berard (209) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours murky brown with no head. Smells of boozy red wine. Boozy cherry flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a thick pillow of foamy head while the liquid was a dense golden honey color and showed sign of sediment. I was surprised the aroma wasn’t as bold and aromatic seeing how this was the XS version of the original Younger’s special bitter, but there was a fair amount of sweetened scents of refined sugar cane and a squeeze of light citrus inspired hops. The flavor is bitter with a delicate touch of hops and a background of honey oat bread like malts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 11, 2014
7oz Bottle: Poured a murky orange with off white head. Aroma is sweet candy. Taste is not very bitter seemed sweet malty to me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcr (2112) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Draft. Clear amber with red highlights. Off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of caramel, spice, grass, toasted. grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/creamy texture, soft carbonation. Light lingering bitterness leaving some pine, resin taste. Mostly malty with taste of caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (95) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Head cream colored, fine, decent lace. Aroma slightly of bourbon and malt. Flavors of oak and hops and malt, the bourbon is understated. Lightly fruity, nicely complex. Creamy and round on the tongue. Finish is slightly bitter, with a hint of spice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ineedbeer (546) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 18, 2013
7oz nip bottle. Aroma is somewhat muted, but I pick up caramel, raisin and fig. Hints of toasted bread. Pours a fairly clear copper color with lots of ruby notes to it. Thin, slightly off white head that quickly recedes to the edges. Flavor starts slightly sweet with some toasted bread. As the bread note recedes you pick up caramel, raisin, fig and prune. Moderately strong bitterness washes away the sweetness. Bitterness lingers with an earthy, woodsy hop flavor that has a touch of resin and faint citrus. A hint of chocolate and roast as well as some lingering caramel and toffee notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall an acceptable beer, but I would like a bit more hop character. The malt could be more prominent in the aroma too. As it warms there is more hops to the aroma but it is still pretty faint. I do like the idea of nip bottles though and wish more breweries used them for their big beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1141) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
7 OZ Bottle in Omaha, NE. Poured a cloudy brown color with medium head. Aroma of caramel malt and some floral hops. Sediments floating in beer. Very malty flavor with some floral hop backbone. Medium-light bitter. Texture on creamier side. Bitter finish. A hoppy ale with a big malty side. Pine notes too. Not a good score for appearance. Would get again though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (1762) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 31, 2013
Little 7oz. bottle, as an "omake" (freebie) from Asahiya. Sweetened prunes, raisins, some fumes. Thick hazy dark amber color, little head, good lace. Creamy sweet malt / little change in mid/ well-balanced throughout and in finish. Medium body. Quite good, but curiously inert. Has a smooth layer of warming and syrupy sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle. Love the tiny bottle this came in. This was one of the more interesting beers I've had. Tons of flavors behind the bitterness, but the bite is a bit too aggressive to enjoy all of those flavors, which is a shame.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1338) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2013
It’s a bottle I got at Asahiya. I love these tiny 7 oz bottles. Honestly, I’d rather buy a 3-pack of these rather than a 22oz bomber. This size is perfect for sipping high-ABV beers on your own... It pours a great amber brown with a thin beige head and a huge wafting aroma of malty caramel which is mouth watering. The taste is rich, toffee, caramel malt goodness with a crisp bitter finish. Very nice.


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