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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2012
big bottle, big big. Another winner from speakeasy. Pours a deep red with a deep flavor. Strong but stil very drinkable. Good show.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, floral notes and citrus. Palate was medim bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, floral notes, earthiness, citrus and light tropical fruit with a crisp dry bitter lingering floral finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a muddy, earthy, river-bottom brown. The head is initially quite assertive, but scatters quickly. The aroma is big -- full of the essence of a wet pine forrest floor. This drinks with a chewy consistency, piled high with spruce and sour fruit. (#4428, 1/1/2012)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bnoel09 (444) - Elk Grove, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Poured from a bomber into an English pint glass. Color is sort of a rusty reddish brown with a dense tan head that dies down but doesn’t disappear. Aroma is sweet and earthy (maybe a little brown sugar or toffee) with pine and citrusy hop notes. Flavor matches the aroma well starting off with a sweet, earthy maltiness and turning into a nice resinous hop bitterness towards the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. No lightweight, but not as heavy as you might expect for the ABV. Overall a very nice imperial red / American strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (4101) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Yeasty woody overripe orange nose. Cloudy ochre, thin yellow head, good lacing. Woody overripe orange flavor. Peanut hulls appear at midpalate and beyond. Not as hoppy as other so-called imperial reds, but tasty and unique. I really prefer more juiciness and less rustic maltiness in an imperial red, but those who disagree should like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2011
22. Thanks, Melissa! Pours a murky dark amber with ruby-brown edges and a big, surging, sudsy tan head. Nice big nutty, toasty nose with some deep fresh-cut wood notes. Grainy medium body with plenty of carb. Toast, nuts, caramel, and fresh-cut wood on the mid-palate, with a mild, sweet, brown bread finish. Nice ASA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6787) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2011
On tap at River Rock, Sacramento. Pours reddish brown with a nice beige head and burnt toffee aroma. There is a rich amber malt flavor with a raspy dry finish. Great flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Dark orangish brown with a fizz white head. Big barleywine like molasses spice and alcohol aroma and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (5087) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2011
22oz bottle, all to myself. Poured a slightly ruby red, with brown notes, slightly off-white head. Aroma was nutty, with toasted malts, caramel notes. Flavor was a bit earthy, with notes of nuts, toasted, caramel. Pretty good, alcohol notes do shine through a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1493) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle from Total Wine, Tustin, CA. . Pours a dark, red, amber color with a thick head, Strong hoppy aroma with a dark hint of malt. Strong, dark hoppy flavor. Dry finish. Has an Arrogant Bastard sense to it. Hint of the alcohol. Overall, not too shabby.

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