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RATINGS: 414   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.


HonusWagner's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2 year aged bottle, consumed while watching "The Naked Spur". Sweet toffee malt notes, light peat smoke character, mild bitterness in finish. Somewhat dull and plain, though not bad.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erasmus_ro (1824) - Alabama, USA - APR 24, 2015
650ml bottle. Pours an auburn dark brown with a small, beige head. Aroma is a lot of dark maltiness, some honey, light smoke. Taste is dark malty bread, light smoke, light carmel, light berries. Fairly light.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JakeG (26) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
Pours a dark reddish-brown with a small off-white head. Aromas of caramel malt and a bit smokey. Tastes of caramel malt, smoke, hops and alcohol. Medium bodied and smooth carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikeyo1 (395) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours a dark copper colored liquid with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma of toffee, dried dark fruits, candy esters and milk chocolate. Medium bodied with quite high carbonation. Taste is rather sweet with toffee, raisins, sweet candy, milk chocolate and a drier herbal, peaty and somewhat astringent finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (774) - 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 (5606) - 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 (1320) - 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 (5905) - 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 (3374) - 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 (17889) - , 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 (6923) - 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.


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