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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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


Blairgus' rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3726) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
30 jan 2013, tap. Red/brown, clear, stiff, foamy head. nose is pink grapefruit hips and fair toasted malt and strong alcohol in the finish. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Bitter pine hops and some peaches and butter grapefruit finish. Still, no real lasting bitterness. Really good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8397) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 4, 2016
An ok strong ale - hops and malt compete for attention with the malt winning out. Spicy, earthy and sweet. Good body if not terribly smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zgaier (1796) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Bomber. Pours a brown red with a tan head and aroma of fruits, malt, and caramel. Taste is of malt, caramel, fruits, light citrus, hops and earthy notes with a malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1866) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Pours a thick molasses pour with no head. Nose is sweet malt, caramel and toffee. Taste is sweet caramel and malt with very appreciable hops giving the ale some descent bitterness. Finishes on the same bittersweet hoppy notes with a dry and moderately long finish . quaff score 7 / 10

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8988) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Bomber from Whole Foods Plymouth. Pours turbid ruby/deep coppery with 1-finger, frothy, off-khaki head. Nose is intense barleywiney, with heavy caramel malt, molasses, hops, dark fruit. Tastes very citric, orange zesty, caramel malt dense, with a dense and complex mouthfeel. Like a hybrid 33/33/33 strong ale/barleywine/imperial red hybrid of sorts, this one is assertive, hefty, and not for lightweights.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
22oz bottle. Poured an amberish color with an off white head. Malty - caramel, dark fruits, and some citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oscbert (1194) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
~Strong aroma of wood, resinous hops, and sweet caramel. Makes my mouth water. ~Pours an amberish red color with lasting dense and thick yellowish white head. ~ Sweet malty flavor, but very well balanced with strong hop flavor. Caramel, chocolate, and bread for the malts. Woody, resinous, and earthy for the hops. ~Full bodied feel, with medium low CO2, lingering earthy hop finish. ~Yes sir, this is my cup of tea. I really like the Prohibition Ale and this seems to be just a more amped up version. Great way to end the day,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mfp13jr (152) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Picked this one up at Penn Station for the ride home. Pours out a deep reddish with brown notes. Plenty of light head on this one, too much I would say. This is a nice malty brew, caramely, with plenty of hops, but not overpowering.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3286) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany color with aroma of caramel, toasted malt, and resin. Heavy caramel flavor with toasted malt, and a casual hop bite at the end. VERY nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (4100) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2014
A steady pour into my New Belgium tulip produces a two finger thick, plus an additional one finger above the rim of my glass, light amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a concentrated, deep red stained, dark amber color that shows a brilliantly clear, deep red, copper stained around the edge, hue when held up to the light. The aroma has lots of sweetened, caramelized hops, with lots of ripe tangelo zest, grapefruit marmalade, guava jam, and softer, subtle notes of pine, and woody herbal notes, plus a supporting malt character that provides a rich caramelized sweetness, lightly toasted, whole grain bread, and a slight nutty grain note.

Big, bitter, woody, slightly astringent hop character is well balanced by a sweet, caramelized, and bready malt character. The hops also contribute ample notes of caramelized / candied citrus zest (grapefruit, tangerine, and a bit of kumquat), as well as some lighter tropical fruit notes that lean more towards guava. This has a rich body, nicely chewy, though not cloying, though certainly not a beer I feel like quaffing a bunch of, as this is more of a sipping brew. As the beer warms up a rich, caramelized, toasted nutty malt character becomes more noticeable.

Not bad, actually a good example of an Imperial Red (whatever that is); rich and malty, with an expressive hop character that nearly jumps out of the glass. It is like an über-hoppy, old school American Barleywine. Nice, but the malt character is often a bit too much for me in these types of beers.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (6398) - Utah, USA - MAR 26, 2014
22oz bottle picked up at North Boulder Liquor
Pours clear dark mahogany with a medium sized beige head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel, toasted malts and dusty. Taste is dusty, caramel, grapefruit and pine resin
OK, not my cup of tea though


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