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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Dark brown in color. Candy sugar in used when brewing this beer. Available in September.


radarsock's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (898) - Vermont, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Purchased from a local grocery store and no I will not mention which. BIG BEER Series (750 mL sized bottles) containing a rusty prune brown which when poured displayed a fruitfully bubbly, off-white head. Smells...well, ... Oh, I hate it when I can’t immediately detect precisely what I’m pinpointing in my nose. Heather? Bread yeast for definite. Woodsiness? Refined sugar? I’m having a real hard time honestly sniffing out its supposedly distinct ingredients. Tastes however much sweeter and altogether more unbalanced than I had thought. Firstly, its watery, with almost an unimaginable dullness that is only rescued by yeasts character, brief clove notes, Candi sugar (light) and smoke. Each sip taken is increasingly transported into a malt liquor rank hence the average-to-low rating, but this beer has class and class goes a long way.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (809) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
"The aroma started off a little dusty if that makes sense. Poured in the mid-40’s, but as it got warmer and warmer, this beer REALLY opened up. Glad I took my time. Nice layered aroma and flavor of dark and light fruits, quite malty, slight smoke, carmel, very earthy/woodsie. Opened up to a nice creamy feel as well. Good reminder of why I like this style, and this brewer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (414) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
650 ml bottle. Clear dark brown with off white head. Smell is malty with caramel and peat smokiness. Taste is sweet malty caramel with peat smoke. Low bitterness and low carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1289) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2014 (Bottle). Aroma of caramel malt, red wine, hops and brown sugar. Taste of sweet malt, raisins and caramel. Malty, spicy, smoky and hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3034) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Very malty smell. Sweet malty taste with caramel. Very tasty and sweet malty thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBaboon (1555) - FINLAND - AUG 1, 2014
Pours dark red with light beige head. Aroma is sweet berry jam, fruity and sugar. Flavour is berries, sweet and a bit toasted.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10460) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Flavour and aroma is malt, hop, pine, sugar, caramel, dried fruits. Medium body. Nice/OK beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senap (350) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2014
Ganska söt och mycket stor fyllighet. Ton av bränt socker. En öl som funkar till julbordet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacchus66 (17) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2014
From bottle, pours deep amber. Faintly sweet aromas, toffee, caramel. Taste adds smoky notes, malty sweetness and herbs in the finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3995) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle. Clear deep copper-hued brown body, small white head. Aroma is caramel, mild smokey tones, raisins, hints of bread and toffee. Taste is burnt sugar, roasted bread, toffee, caramel, mild smokey tones and hints of grains. Medium body and carbonation. Rich and balanced with lots of flavor, I like it.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4029) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Not sure ow I missed this one. On tap at Hollywood Gardens. Some sweet aroma with a little chocolate in the smell. Quite strong with personality up front. Very little co2. Could be flat. Yes, quite medicinal on the palate. On stylke I guess. Could have afew more manners.


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