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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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of ¾. Bottle # 153. Pours a clear reddish brown with a dense and frothy beige head leaving some laces. The nose has lots of overripe fruit and burned caramel - and booze. Solid body, sticky sweet roasted malt and dark fruits. Some licorice also. Ends very, very sweet with loadsa booze. Needs some balancing hops. 120910

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 10, 2010
Magnum of 2007 vintage; thanks Craig!! Bottle #126; dark reddish-brown with thin tan head; dates, oranges, brown sugar; full bodied with creamy sugars and mild oxidation the only hint of age; sticky sweet with lots of fruit and creamy malts; still a delicious brew; looking forward to cracking my magnum of 2008 in a few years

Original Rating 1/14/08 (Score - 4.2): draft @ brewery; this is one heck of a beer and appropriately named for rating #500; pours dark amber with very slight off-white head; thick aroma of sugary sweetness and major malts; drinks just as sweet, but incredibly smooth for the high ABV; creamy texture that is almost barleywine-ish; without a doubt the most flavorful organic beer i’ve had to date and, along w/ the others i tried here, one that puts roots brewing on my map; kudos

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 12, 2010
2006 vintage on tap at Fredfest. Pours black with a rich tan head and a chocolate and toffee aroma. There is a rich chocolate flavor with a hint of cherry and some treacle. This is a big beer in every way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2010
Bottle #63 of the 2009 batch shared by Dogbrick at his Portland beer tasting. Pours a chunky brown with a medium tan head. Grainy malt nose with some caramel and a note of mustard(?!). Malty and grainy flavor with caramel before a roasty and hoppy finish. Interesting brew and pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11614) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Sample at the "Portland? Psh More Like Beerland" tasting on 03/10/10. Series #5 bottle (2009). Pours a flat dark reddish-brown color with a medium light tan head that dissipates to nothing eventually. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruit, figs and cocoa. Rich and smooth body with flavors of dark fruit, toffee, mild hops and sweet chocolate. The finish is fruity with notes of vanilla and hops in the aftertaste. Good beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
22oz bottle hannont, ’08 vintage. Rating #56. Dark brown color with a nice fluffy chocolate head. Sweet toffee and a little chocolate in the aroma, really nice. More toffee and a sweet spiciness and a light roast in the finish, really good stuff. (1139)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 18, 2010
Hophead22 tasting. 2008 Vintage. Beautiful dark brown pour with nice thick head. Aroma and taste was cinnamon, sweet, and grainy. Very good organic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Pours brown with a fluffy tan head...Aroma is a lot of cherries..Burnt caramel and cherry flavor..pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Hopuead22s tasting. Pours rown with a large tan head. Aroma is sugary wih dark dried fruits, smoke, caramel, and some oxidation. Flavor is chocolate, smoke, dark dried fruits, and some wood with a solid bitterness. Palate is full and slick with generous carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Pours hazy brown with a pillowy tan head. Aroma of sweet honey and berry. Taste is roasted malt and berry. Alcohol is noticeable but minimal.

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