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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
2008 9.2% 2010- 7.5%

First brewed in 1995 on the day Jerry Garcia Died, and is named after one of his guitars. This complex multi grain ale is made with a blend of ten types of malted barley. The spicy hop character comes from select German and Czech Hops. Served unfiltered to allow maximum flavors for your enjoyment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Tap. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt, sweet candied dry fruit, and dank hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, dried fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10132) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
poured dark ruby/mahagony-purty beer!aroma is complex and sweet with a hint of apple(?). the flavor is unique and can maybe be closest compared to an english barleywine, but actually better than most i’ve had. full bodied without being thick or cloying. if ths were bottled, i’d be searching it out. the flavor is truly special." ironically bottles not quite the same. 4.2 tap, 3.8-9 bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Yeah it was different and it was great. it was DEAD all the way through. Very unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Pours a deep ruby red with a ft dollop of cloudy white. Aroma is subtle yet complex blend of toasted bread crust, rich caramel, peppery rye, and citrus (lemon zest?). Big, smooth and balanced with flavors of roasty malt, sweet caramel, some light fruitiness (blackberry?) and lemon peel. Finish is smooth with a slight bitterness that lingers pleasantly. Give me some blue cheese!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2008
On tap at Beachwood BBQ. Somewhat hazy, nutmeg shell brown color with some soft cherry hues and a creamy layer of light beige head. Aromas of strawberry fruits and pale chocolate malt accompanied by a soft floral hop character. Hints of caramel, biscuit, and graham cracker malt. The fruity notes are highly intriguing, especially considering that the smell suggests they are malt derived. Medium bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel with a chalky malt texture. Hefty maltiness, but restrained sweetness. Lots of strawberry and raspberry fruits integrated smoothly into a biscuity and chocolatey malt profile. A light butterscotch/toffee flavor peeks through, perhaps a smidgen of diacetyl, but not enough to detract significantly from the enjoyment of the beer. While the malts develop some of the flavor characteristics of dark malts, they keep a safe distance from developing any roasted or burned flavors. Finishes moderately hoppy, leaving a lightly spicy, herbal hop bitterness lingering in the final smack. The malt complexity is truly fascinating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (924) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 28, 2010
Fairly heavy aroma of wood and candy sugar. Crystal clear dark brown with a ruby tinge and a decent tan head. Right up front there’s a good bitter hop/tannic bite with an equally strong alcohol bite. Molasses, dark candy sugar, toasted wood and bittersweet chocolate flavors abound. Hops go from start to finish on this with mostly flavoring rather than aroma, and they’re heavy on the tongue with a nice earthiness. Interesting balance between a light-medium body, a heavy flavor, rounded mouthfeel and a dry, woody aftertaste This would be a good dessert beer with anything containing chocolate. This version is from 2010 and is only 7.5% ABV.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6064) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2011
(22oz bomber thanks to ericandersnavy) clear copper with a lasting film of soapy white bubbles. Nose of brett, floral, rose, white pepper. Taste of berries, white pepper, florals, candi sugar. Creamy oily body with a great linger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2011
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured amber with a beige head. aroma was fruity, spice, and rubber. flavor was pine, spice, and floral notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oscbert (1242) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Pleasant Earthy piney floral hop aroma with bready maltiness. Pours an amber color with big lasting foamy off white head Strong earthy floral hop flavor balanced well with sweet caramel raisin like maltiness. Medium full bodied with medium CO2, bitter sweet finish that lingers Enjoyable ale. Strong flavored and aromas that complement each other making it a well balanced and drinkable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2008
On-tap at Hamilton’s. Pours cloudy dark brown with a moderate white head, specks of lace. Smells deep and sweet malty with somecereal grains as well. Tastes grainy sweet malty, slightly fruity, sweet, earthy with some hay. Full body, ok carbonation.

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