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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A crisp yet mello dark beer with a very complex finish. Aged to bring out the light fruity nose and lighty roasted malt flavor.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4005) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Pours a clean burnt copper with one finger of dark tan head. Very nice nose, rich and caramelly with notes of raisin and prune. Awesome dextrinous sweet malt character. Light showing of alcohol. Flavor isn’t quite the same, get some oxidized hops in there. Some toasted cereal grain and rich chocolaty malt. Slight astringency and noticeable bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle. Aroma has notes of roasted and toasted malts, caramel, toast, coffee, resin hops, wood, dark dried fruits and vanilla. Very dark brown hue that sits very dark ruby brown/black in the glass with a small off-white head that left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and heavy bitter. Palate very full bodied, oily with average carbonation. Overall I was quite surprised with this brew after reading the reviews. I loved the aroma and taste and everything else was average at least. A good one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
bottle courtesy of hubluvsbeer, thank you! decent little brew here, lots of nice sticky sweet flovors coming through, has a sasparilla quality to it which is nice and bright and spicey, as well as some darker dried fruts and prunes to really ground the body. i think this could do well with a year or two on it to round it out axctually.has a bit or shapr candi suger edges to it, but overall nice and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Dark husky grains on the nose, dark fruit, chocolate. Dark brown pour creamy tan head. Tart and pruney, some earth, chocolate and dark husky grains. Definitely off. Nose ok, flavor meh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6108) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2010
12 oz. thanks alex! pours very dark brown with ruby edges. loose tan head. big basement and spruce nose, with caramel and roast. creamy medium body with lively carb. tangy tart sharp body. definite off flavor, metallic and basementy. metallic tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Bottle thanks to blutt59. The smell is alcohol, coffee, malts, and dark dried fruits. Roasty. The look is dark brown, beige colored head, and ok. The taste is coffee, malts, caramel, and dried fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, anise, cocoa, raisins, dates, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, burnt caramel, chocolate, anise, coffee, and light coconut.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Sample at Schmohz. Darkest brown pour with a thick tan head. Roasty nose with some tart fruit. Flavor is the same.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Dark brown pour. Aroma is nutty, chocolate, toast. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, some toastiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. The beer pours dark brown with a khaki head. The aroma is dark, roasted malts. The flavor is coffee with some roasted malts as well as some burnt malt. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.


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