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RATINGS: 889   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SturmWulf (65) - USA - FEB 21, 2008
Aroma of malt, spices, roasted malt, caramel. Poured a dark red, with a huge creamy tan head that quickly receded into a thick foamy cap. Left lots of lacing. Flavor was of malt, roasted malt, spices, caramel, touch of smoke. Medium of body, slightly heavier than medium in texture, average carbonation, with a mildly bitter spicy finish. Overall a very nice brew by Samuel Adams. Not my style of brew, but it is a very solid brew that many ppl I know would love. I would have again. Liked the maltiness of this brew quite a bit. Give it a try, its a fine brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuedmaster (268) - Vista, California, USA - DEC 30, 2014
22 oz. bottle from La Bota Liquor in Vista for $5.99. Label has a weathered tan appearance with a drawing of a goat on it. Alcohol is 9.5% abv. Aroma of dark bread, caramel, molasses, slight mineral notes. Reddish brown pour with a nice creamy head that leaves thick lacing. Very sweet with a strong alcohol presence, almost syrupy. Slight metallic taste. Has some dark fruits and caramel, but overall very sweet, the alcohol and metallic presence detract from the experience. Full body, sticky texture, average carbonation, long sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1928) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2014
December 24, 2014 - bottle from MGM. Brown pour with some head and minimal lacing. Aroma was fruity, caramel, yeast and some alcohol. Taste was dominated by the alcohol. There was some yeast / bread in the background throughout and the sweeness from the fruit and caramel came out in the finish with a sharp dry alcohol. Wish the alcohol was hidden a bit better and this would have been really good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
winto (34) - Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2014
nose: banana bread with pecans and all, rum, the yeast gets a bit sickly if you ponder too long. palate: gorgeously textured. holy @#$%. liquid bread with thick gooey bubbles! too complex to even begin describing. all on the nutty bready caramelly alcoholly sweet side but oh so much more...and that’s my only complaint: it’s way too sweet for my taste. i feel like im gonna wake 5lbs heavier tomorrow. if you don’t mind then go for it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3778) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2515) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
probably 4th best or so of the first10 DB’s i’ve tried...similar to Optimator, with a ever so slightly tighter carbonation for a lighter mouthfeel. very sweet and malty. solid effort."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbaaron (1409) - 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 didn’t quite like that I couldn’t put my finger on. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1052) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2596) - Quad Cities, Illinois, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
CpyNPrnT (431) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
at tasting, what stood out was the malty characters, toffee among other things. Decent.

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