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Dark ruby color, strong malt and caramel character; very smooth, full-bodied, low/medium bitterness.


3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Westchesterco (1113) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Poured from a bottle it looks like a cream sherry with a disappearing head. The aroma is of malt and the taste is on the sweet side paired with a slight bitterness

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3652) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a cloudy brown with a feint off white head. Aroma of caramel. Flavors of caramel, raisins and toffee. Medium bodied. Smooth, sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dlbeer (842) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Tap. Brown pour with off white head. Smells of toasted malts. Taste of caramel, toffee and slight alcohol. Not bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5015) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Tap at GABF 2013. Poured a crystal clear dark amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is weak malt. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a malty resin liqourice palate and a long bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
A little stabby with the sweetness on certain parts of the tongue but pretty smooth none the less. Tart dark fruits, grapes and raisins. Lots of hearty earthy baked breads. Medium bodied with flavors all over the place, a bit of carbonation to break things up. Finishes balanced and dry with a touch of hop and faint lingering sweetness to balance. Not a lot of noticable alcohol. A pretty good beer, gets messy at parts but finishes clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (424) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Well, I like Sam Adams, and I like bocks, so this was the perfect storm. Paired very well with a seafood casserole. Not much head but good lacing, a tad hoppy but not over the top. Good beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Holtguy (129) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin white head, with good lacing. Aroma is malt forward, as expected - raisins and brown sugar. Flavor is robust malts and raisin, with a somewhat sticky feel. Alcohol definitely present. No hop character at all, as far as I can tell. Overall, potent and satisfying. Exceptional version of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ejh8 (93) - - AUG 11, 2013
Rich malty dark and dense. Heavy beer that is good for those cold winter nights. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBudgie (757) - SOLA, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and fruits with notes of alcohol. Sweet flavour of caramel, fruits and hops with notes of hops and alcohol. Light hoppy andd alcoholic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2350) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Toffee colored pour. Small off-white. Big lacing. Huge malt aroma and flavor. Biscuity and bready. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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