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Roots Organic Epic Ale

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (3854) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Sampled at the Noogfest High Five. Series #4 238. Nice brown pour with fair tan head. Sweet, alcohol, brown sugar. Tasty brew. But this label art is what truly shines on this one. Great label.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Magnum, ’07. Thanks, CSchwaz! Pours cloudy mahogany with a thin off-white head. Brown sugar nose. Toffee, molasses and nuts taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2009
22oz bottle. once again from todd....i echo the same sentiments as andrew below. i thought i had entered this rating but apparently not.... sweet dark fruit, tofee, and vanilla flavors. carbonation was a little prickly but it maintained a smooth profile overall. a little bit of added cherry as well. didn’t really detect much of a hop presence. this might be up your alley if you’re into a sweet, malty, and strong american ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2009
22oz bottle. pours dark red with foamy tan head. nose of raisin, toffee, cherry, and vanilla. flavors are sweet raisin, caramel, alc, with a dry dark fruit finish. sweet and boozy.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Sampled courtesy of a nice guy at the 2009 Stone Sour Fest. Looking over other ratings that would be Floydster, thanks man! Pours a nice brown with a thin light brown head. Very malty beer, perhaps even maltier compared to the days sour drinks. A real nice oakiness with a solid caramel driving force. Nice beer, I’m glad I finally figured out the correct name for the rating I had wrote down.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 21, 2009
On tap at 2009 Stone Sour Fest. Huge foamy head. #199/200. Some oxidation. Very dark red-brown color. Very sweet. Dryish illusion from all the carbonation. Lots of burn.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5626) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2009
Roots epic 2007 slightly oxidizEd dark malt nose. Earth and tobacco. Tobacco toffee dark fruit earth light brown sugar and earthy hop bitterness. Murky reddish dark brown, no head thin bubbles. A little sweetness in nose akin to barrel. Sweet a little vanilla lots of tobacco. Touch of alcohol. Good carbonation. Nice sweet but balanced earth. 8 3 9 4 16

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2009
2008 Bottle sample at Noogfest High 5 thanks to TheBeerSommelier. (Series 4 #238). Poured brown with a tall tan head. Sweet aroma of brown sugar and dark fruit. The flavor had raisins, toffee, and toasted malt. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Pours deep ruddy broiwn with a tan head that envelopes the glass. Heavily carbonated creating a sharp mouthfeel. Flavor is meaty, like iron. Just not a good experience.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Deep red pour with off white head and lace. Brown sugar and cheery aroma. Toasted malt and brown sugar flavor. Medium full bodied with very good carbonation.


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