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RATINGS: 884   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Dark ruby color, strong malt and caramel character; very smooth, full-bodied, low/medium bitterness.


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 (367) - 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 (121) - 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 (71) - - 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 (692) - 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 (2250) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 20, 2013
coppery red, nice frothy head. Smells very sweet - syrupy sweet. Molasses, too. Taste is molasses, rum, brown sugar, then a touch of woody hops. very heavy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hfmejias (722) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 7, 2013
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured a reddish brown with little to none head. Aroma is mostly malts and caramel. Taste is also sweet of malts with a little bitter and dry aftertaste. Nice spring beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bagalagalaga (113) - Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2013
If you like malts, it’s hard to get much maltier than this. It winds up very sweet, almost too much by the end of the bottle, so stick to one. I would recommend this one although it will be overkill if you’re not fond of malt to the extreme.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vmilaxer29 (404) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a medium off white head. Aroma and flavor are sweet, malty, creamy, some toffee and fruit. Very little hop bitterness. Creamy mouth feel.


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