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


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2342) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a brown with a tan head. Malty with a alcohol finish. not one of the best Sam Adams out there


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3698) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Sample at Strong Ale Festival 2014. Comes reddish brown with an average off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is malt, dark fruit, and caramel. Lots of alcohol. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2446) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2014
On tap at Granite State on tap. Deep brown with a smallish quickly dissipating off white head. Huge bready caramel raisin dried fruity maltiness with just a touch of alcohol and earthy hop to balance. Nice sipper that I need to spend a little more time getting to know.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
probably 4th best or so of the first10 DBís iíve tried...similar to Optimator, with a ever so slightly tighter carbonation for a lighter mouthfeel. very sweet and malty. solid effort."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1337) - Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. Dark ruby with decent khaki head. Full body. Alcohol is there and starts to get in the way. Fairly Thick bready malty. Caramel. Dark fruit. Something a little strange, or off putting or something I didnít quite like that I couldnít put my finger on. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
At GABF 2013. Pours bronze creamy head. Aroma is syrupy munich maltiness. Taste is sweet caramel, sweet interesting yeast note.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2340) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Poured from bottle, pours a clear dark reddish brown with an off white head, aroma is a nice amount of sweetness and a good amount of caramel and dark sugar, the flavor has a dark caramel and sweet front end with a bitter finish, still balanced, not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
CpyNPrnT (413) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
at tasting, what stood out was the malty characters, toffee among other things. Decent.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AbbeyRoade (399) - Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Ek! This would be SO MUCH BETTER if I didnít taste only alcohol with every sip! Any delightful hint of malt is overrun entirely by the booziness of this brew. Huge letdown. Hardly drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (5820) - Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a mostly transparent copper with off-white lacing. Smells semi-sweet and malty with notes of caramel. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel thatís medium-bodied. A little hot, but alright.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Clear dark red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Couple dots and bits of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Dark fruit, caramel malt. Light bit of smoke. Some savory. Moderate sweet taste. Moderate bitter, too. Light spiciness. Decent american doppelbock. Good, thicker texture to it, which I enjoy... A nice, more full body. Solid.


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