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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


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (5798) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 23, 2013
22oz bottle pours a hazy brown with some thick, off white head. Nose of caramel, dusty, orange, bread dough. Sweet flavor, stale hops, cardboard, caramel, bread dough. Smooth finish is a bit of a savior. A bit past it’s time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4688) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/18/13

Aroma: The nose has caramel malts, earth, some pine hops, and some toast notes as well
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark mahogany color with a red hue, a small beige head, and mid-heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly balanced, it is sweet up-front, with a big bitterness later on
Palate: It is medium-full bodied, with a chewy feel, soft carbonation, and a dry, slightly sticky finish
Overall Impression: This was some solid stuff for sure. It has a really solid nose and a nice taste as well. It leans hoppy, but it is a pretty well balanced beer. If I had to give it a style, I’d say it kind of felt like something somewhere in between an Imperial Red and an American-style Barley Wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle. Everything is good about this beer except the finish. Strong sweet aroma of malts, big tan frothy head, deep red hue, and tons-o-lacing. Take a sip and swish it around your palate, very sweet and yummy. Now, the bad news. Once you swallow, there is a nice hop bitterness but then appears this acidic taste that just hangs around. Seriously, what is that? I just can’t let it go so I didn’t rate as high as I wanted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2603) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle. A brownish color with a tan head. A bitter and sweet malty and caramel flavor with a strong aroma

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2945) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2012
On draft at Churchkey in D.C. The beer is amber to orange in color with an off white head that leaves plenty of lacing on the snifter. The aroma brings a large helping of pine and hops. The flavor follows suit, though not quite as good as the aroma. Lots of pine in the flavor with a more assertive malt presence than the scent would indicate. Medium bodied with minimal alcohol presence. An enjoyable beer, I would have this again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 08-20-2011

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2424) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of light bread, roasted and caramel, light to moderate cooked orange for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with raisin, toffee, brown sugar and maple syrup in the background. Head is average size, fizzy, light tan with fair lacing and good legs and is moslty lasting. Color is murky mahogany. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, the finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a soft carbonation. A nice mix of powerful and smooth in this American Strong Ale.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamherbert (1378) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Sugary malt aroma, earthy soil malt. Orange and thick-looking. Has a smooth start and a sandpaper finish. Not bad, just not that exciting.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (773) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
I?m drunk beer is good! 61 characters to go... Aroma is of Maher measure make malt, flavors is slightly hopy. Overall its OK. Definitely tastes like speak easy. Lots of alcohol in three flavour!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dodgrblu (675) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
22 ounce bottle from Roco in West Sacramento. Pour is a rich and hazy mahogany. Nutty aroma, very bitter finish, thin lasting head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6864) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle, caramel colored pour. Rich raisny and sweet malt aroma. Boxy rich nose. Butterscotch, raisins, boozy & rich malts. Rich. Pretty good


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