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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Broken is a promise...

Deceiving, double-crossing, and treacherous, Betrayal strikes a chord in the deepest shade of red. At first glance, she’s sweet and seductive, yet at the last sharp enough to curl your tongue. The allure of her dazzling caramel sweetness and scintillating aromatic hops is enchanting.
2011 Vintage: 8.2% abv


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (552) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours a deep ruby with a tan head and lacing. The flavor is lots of amber malt and substantial earthy hops. The flavor is amber malt and hops up front with a semi bitter finish and interesting, slightly spicy aftertaste over a medium-heavy body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1139) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Dark red/amber with a two finger off-white head and very nice lace. Grassy and citrus hop aromas highlight a caramel malt base. Taste is similar, with hop bitterness up front with a caramel sweetness accompanying a piney finish. Medium body, lively carbonation, creamy mouthfees and a crisp bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a very dark brown color with orange highlights and a small foamy beige head that faded quickly but left good lacing. The aroma was crystal malt, toffee, dark fruits and sugar. The flavor was bitter and tangy with notes of grapefruit, resin, cherry, toffee and a bit of smoke. Medium length finish. Medium body. The alcohol was well contained. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Overall pretty good american strong ale, bomber from whole foods, rich and nice

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zymurgeist2 (878) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
On tap at San Benito in Half Moon Bay. Aroma is musty, oxidized and finishes with lots of melonoidin. Pours a clear amber with a taupe head that lingers. Taste is chewy cardboard, stale must with a hint of floral hop at the back. Lingers long to reveal a rich caramel that tastes of evaporated, sticky wort. Overly cloying as well. Knowing Speakeasy well - this is not what they intended and may have picked a bug up along the way.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
artmcd8 (1305) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
On tap at HOTB. Pours a clear but handy red with an off white head. Aroma was of old grassy hops. Not sure if this is normal for this beer. Tastes slightly sweet with a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (4117) - Utah, USA - MAR 26, 2014
22oz bottle picked up at North Boulder Liquor
Pours clear dark mahogany with a medium sized beige head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel, toasted malts and dusty. Taste is dusty, caramel, grapefruit and pine resin
OK, not my cup of tea though

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2014
22 oz bomber, dark red pour...not bold or strong enough to be labelled an imperial. Kind of weak.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (850) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Pours a deep copper color with a red tinge. Aroma is heavy on the malt, typical of an Imperial Red style.. Taste is heavy on the malt, I was expecting something different for a strong ale. This beer had a small amount of sweetness to it, but seemed thin in flavor.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
This poured a light red color with a beige head. Aroma was of caramel, cardboard, and old hops. Flavor was similar, fairly bitter, but no hop taste, sweet and cardboard.


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