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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36036) - 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]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32032) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29847) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21507) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear dark ruby. Aroma of raisins and toffee. Extremely sweet with massive body. There are notes of cherry and salt. There is enough malt to hide the massive abv. The sweetness OTOH managed to drown a lot of the flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (14104) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13780) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2006
Bright garnet colour. Big malt aroma with hints of smoke and cherry. Strong...a LOT of alcohol here. Lightly chewy. Lots of malt and a bit of a charred aftertaste. On paper this is very cool...I wanted to love it. But it’s really liquerish, just so sweet. Still, the cherry and smoke lend accent to the beer to keep it interesting. It was served bloody cold, too. If you’re there, order this about a half hour before you drink it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 12, 2009
(3L bottle, 2005 vintage) Pours a brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, plum, cherry, and vinous. Flavor of roasted malt, cherry, toffee, light smoke, wood, toffee, and plum with a dry finish.


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