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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1411) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Barreras (1186) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Zymurgeist2 (1253) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (5196) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Art (2153) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2889) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2013
8.2% at Antenna America. Shared by Chuwy. A gorgeous red pour with a beige head. The nose is citrus & spicy rye notes. A nice bitter ale, caramel but a bit too biter & astringent. A nice beer but a touch too grapefruity bitter for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
On tap at HOTB. Mild hop notes, Twizzlers and sweet malt character. Deep coppery amber clear with thin head. Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Moderately sweet start with light Twizzlers. Carbonic tang. Medium-heavy hop bitterness in the finish with nutty sweet after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
650 ml bottle. Amber-brown color with a big sudsy beige head that as good retention. The aroma is strong with pine, grapefruit and sweet caramel. The taste, like the aroma, is pine, grapefruit and toffee. The palate is incredibly smooth and full with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: Very tasty stuff, me like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beertholomeus (1120) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Pours amber with a thick tan head. Hop, caramel, toffee, citrus, dark fruit and chocolate aroma. Resinous hop, caramel, toffee, chocolate, citrus, biscuit, bubblegum, plum and malt flavors. Medium full body and moderate carbonation. Slightly bitter and chocolate, caramel and resinous hop finish.

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