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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamherbert (1500) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (901) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dodgrblu (731) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7021) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7293) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
Medium beige head. Clear deep red body. Deep earthy caramelly roasty aroma with dusty resiny chocolatey notes. Dry-sweet caramelly earthy dusty taste with chocolatey resiny notes. Fullish body. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry-sweetish roasty chocolatey earthy aftertaste with resiny dusty notes. Nice. Balanced, harmonic, drinkable. (0.65l bottle from City Beer, San Francisco.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2012
22oz bottle: Pours a slightly murky dark copper with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet lightly toasted caramel malty nose with some piny resiny hop notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and chewy sweet malts with good fresh juicy hop flavors with a touch of oxidation and light fruits before a drier, slightly warming bittersweet finish. Pretty true to style and hides the alcohol fairly well.

   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 (13278) - 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 (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, 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 (578) - 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.

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