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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3435) - Lynchburg, 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 (5928) - 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 (6011) - 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 (5540) - 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 (4126) - 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 (1383) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2041) - New York, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Draught from Habitat in Brooklyn. Dark brownish black pour, mild head, some caramel and dark fruits, hops finish. pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertjm (736) - Albany, California, USA - SEP 7, 2011
guest tap at Elevation 66, in El Cerrito.Muddy brown body. Trying to figure out which hop it is. Really spicy red. Feel the imperialness of it. Thick body. I like reds and this one doesn’t disapoint.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gethinbeer (2070) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
Cheers JoeMcPhee. Great aroma exploding from the bottle on the pour. wine gum, rich, hop, malt heaven. Mahogany cherry wood colour with a great frothy head and lace. Strong fruity malt flavour, hint of hop in the finish. Liquorish with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Super carbonated ruby pour with off white frantic head. Roasted malt nose. Medium body. Deep roasted malt. Semi-sweet middle. Mild finish. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Very nice.

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