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Roots Organic Epic Ale

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
We hand smoke 60 pounds of of malt over cherry wood soaked in glenlivet, cognac and cherry juice that lends wonderful smoked toffee and cherry notes both to the palate and the nose and a warm bitter sweet finish. With over 1,700 pounds of malt and 65 pounds of hops make this a truly epic ale. The 2006 vintage is 13.5% abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle 4/153 @ Papsø-Grand-Tasting, September 2010. Pours dark unclear amber with a creamy white head and lacings. Oak, alcohol and liquorice. Some hot alcohol and a bit of soy. Heavy roasted. Full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
madvike (3204) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 26, 2010
2008 vintage, bottle #71. Huge thanks to levifunk for sharing this one. Pours murky brown with a foamy tan head. Nose is tobacco, leather, sweet toffee. Taste is smoky, with tons of dark chocolate, dark fruit, intense roast, and more tobacco and leather. I feel like I should be sipping this out of a huge snifter in front of a fire, sitting on a red velvet chair, and donning a smoking jacket. Rich, bold, full-bodied--fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 Bottle shared at a group tasting. Thanks to Levifunk for this one! This one fought for the top spot of the night. Nothing but smooth! No clue of the 13%+ abv. The description of the beer is about perfect and spot on for the tastes and flavors.. Very sad this is no longer around!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2010
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear deep reddish - offwhite head. Sweetness, caramel, high malty, smokey, candy, alcoholic, red berries, riped fruits, toffee, nutty, chocolate, dark fruits. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige to light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, light nutty, burnt caramel, moderate yeasty, oerriped fruit - berries, phenol - alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20100912]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26145) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle at Papsø. Clear red brown coloured with a huge beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of dark chocolate. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits and dark chocolate with roasted notes. Sweet, roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10423) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Hazy mahogany with a huge beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel, ripe fruits, hops and chocolate. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, plenty of hops, pine, warming alcohol and caramel. Finished sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34634) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Bottled. An unclear dark chestnut colored beer with a hgue tan head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, wood, brettanomyces, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, roasted malt, wood, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11939) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
cloudy brown, smooth light brown head. roasted aroma, also fruits, berries, caramel. flavor is very nicely woody roasted stuff, berries, sweetness. good bitterness. great flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a huge tan head. Aroma is cheesy and dark roasted malty. Dark malty, roasted caramelish. Overripe fruity, Dark malty and roasted finish.

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