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RATINGS: 411   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 (1055) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (517) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: dark brown, tan head Aroma: fruits, redberries, mild smoke tones, floral.. Palate: medium body, smooth carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5259) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was malty notes, light earth. Flavor was sweet malts, roasted notes, touch of bread.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1073) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Deep brown pour small off white head. Great aroma of prune, toffee, dried fruits, chocolate and oak. Flavor is roasty, Smokey, with dark fruit notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5672) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle (65 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear deep chestnut, medium beige head. Nutty malt aroma, some chocolate and fudge. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, medium bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. Brown sugar malt and light earthy/peaty alcohol aroma. Hazy chestnut with a small tan head. Sweet caramel malt, earthy/woody, and light spicy hop flavor. Medium body, moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16488) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2014
2nd September 2014
Clear deep red - amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Fine carbonation. Smooth and lightly sweet malts. Cream and caramel. Touch of spice and mild brandyish alcohol. Touch of ripe orange. Smooth semi dry finish. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6278) - 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 (805) - 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 (1345) - 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 (3668) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Very malty smell. Sweet malty taste with caramel. Very tasty and sweet malty thing.


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