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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
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Luxurious malt character and a bit boozy as a youngster at 10.9% ABV.
2014 vintage - 8.4% abv

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Has some malty and cinnamon scents, taste is similar with a cinnamon/alcohol hot burn. Would like to try this with a bit of age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1629) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Fairly transparent, mahogany appearance. Mild aroma that is both malt-heavy and rather plain. Peat, rock candy and black fig characterize its quiet, foggy sweetness. Comfortable malt balance with soft, warming alcohol in the flavor. Prickly carbonation can partner with this to create a dark spice silhouette. Red apple, leather, and molasses can be found beneath layers of basic dark sugar and booze; stylistically true in heaviness and simplistic sensory limitations.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle thanks to Paul. Pours a clear copper with small off white head. The aroma is caramel and bready malt. Thin mouth with sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4504) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Dark copper color with a small head. Very light biscuit aroma. Light maltiness. Barely a hint of caramel. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1184) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2014
(bottle) Pours a deep red color with no head to speak of. Normally beers default to a 4 in appearance if there’s some semblance of a head, but since there is none, it’s awarded a 3. The aroma’s pretty hard to pin down. There’s a dark fruit component that’s reminiscent of cherry or plum, but the rest of the scent is rather nebulous. It’s not bad nor good, it’s just present in an indefinable state that leaves me quite vexed. Ok, maybe there’s a hint of kipper snacks and maybe some Assam tea, but I think the color of the beer may be screwing with my nostrils on that latter aromatic descriptor, since the beer’s color (along with the lack of head) could easily fool someone into thinking I were imbibing on a pint of tea rather than a pint of ale. The flavor possesses more discernible qualities than the aroma, with aspects of toffee, cherry (artificial though), port, toast, stale graham cracker, and a faint smack of astringency again reminiscent of the aforementioned Assam. Little booze sting as well. Mouthfeel is fairly full and carb is a touch on the high side. Overall this is a decent beer, even though the aroma was largely devoid of any character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Keg @ Steel Toe. Deep Amber pour with a small head. Chocolate malt, leather. Old shoes and cherry skin. Somewhat nutty. Flavor is rich and sweet. Toffee covered nuts. Slightly boozy. Wood and forest fruits. Full body, soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle... Hazy dirty-orange pour with a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma presents caramel, toffee and either tawny port or oloroso sherry. Full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor provides a malty, vinous blend of toffee, caramel, and medium sherry with just enough mineral bitterness to balance things out. Buttery toffee in the finish. Bottle courtesy of BVery!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (2029) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2014
Sample from 75 cl. bottle. Hazy, dark amber colour with a thin, lightly tanned head. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, fruits, spices and alcohol. Taste is sweet. Full body with a creamy texture. Finishes sweet and fruity with rich caramel malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10459) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
Bottled. Burgundy coloured. Dense beige head. Aroma. Sweetness, bread, alcohol, fruits, light spice. Flavour. Sweetness, bread, fruits, spice. Medium bodied. Ends fruity and sweet and with dense alcoholbite on lips.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2014
Sample from Bottle - amber pour with thin beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, nice mouthfeel, sweet malty finish.

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