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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer was inspired by David Rogers’ winning entry in the 2011 Big Batch Brew Bash homebrew competition. The color is orangy amber with a light, creamy head. The nose has rich malt notes and a little alcohol that combines with a spicy hop note to create a complex bouquet. The taste has a spicy, malty beginning that smoothes out into a creamy middle and a warming finish. While this beer is enjoyable now, it is designed to be aged and will shine after a year or more in the bottle. This will allow sherry flavors to develop as the alcohol oxidizes. It is also important to allow this beer to warm up so that all of the flavors emerge and round out the high alcohol level.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheEpeeist (3545) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
12 oz bottle. Clear orange brown with a smooth bone head. Nose is honey, dates, light smoke and grass. Medium to full body; hot, sticky and cloying. Taste is overripe peach and apple, green wood and whiskey.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11915) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle shared at Natifest ’13. Poured clear orange copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Taster from a bottle shared at Natifest 2013. Clear amber color. Minimal off-white head. Couple loose bits of lace. Big caramel malt, very nice big bourbon barrel, some tannins. Medium body. Lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Sweet taste. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1547) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle pour dark golden. Nose slightly woody, sweet malt. Taste sweet malt, tannin, followed by a cream soda finish. On initial taste had no idea what style beer this was, but definitely interesting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19402) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit aroma with hoppy hints. Sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chudwick (2441) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 4, 2013
bomber thanks to AndyReynolds - pours pale amber with a caramel nose. well balanced with a sweet and toasty aftertaste. Nutty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
On cask at the Addison Saucer. Ruby red pour, zero head or lace. A mediocre example of the Old Ale style. Liquid caramel taste isn't here as strongly as is necessary. Not too boozy or anything, but definitely needs time to hopefully smooth out the imperfections. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23579) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops and grass. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and marzipan with notes of hops and alcohol. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1255) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours almost clear orange amber with a tiny head. Aroma is caramel, prune, raisin and tropical fruit. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium, texture is fluffy, carbonation is moderate. Finishes sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and light yeasty. Toasted malty, light oxidised caramelish. Bitter and light toasted breadish into a medium sweet finish.


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