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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 338   ABV: 11.26%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2010
2008. Just a wee hint of wine on the nose. Fairly light vinous character gets totally overpowered by all the malt sweetness and still-monstrous hoppiness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fbm115 (184) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2010
On tap at Rattle n Hum arrives with a small white carp. golden with a touch of red. mostly clear with a touch of haze. some lacing sticks lots of alcohol in the smell with vinous notes that compliment the booze. rich vanilla smell with light carmel toffee notes with a bit of malt sweetness. hops are fairly potent in this. taste is rich barelywine with vinous notes that compliment. booze is high but it’s nice. vanilla woody flavors come through fairly rich. clean taste overall. mouthfeel is rich and full bodied. though a bit lighter feel than the other varieties. creamy feel. low carbonation i would love to have this beer again sometime

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Golden brown. Some oaky notes, dark fruit with some cherry and raspberry. Medium to full-bodied with a light bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2010
On tap at rattle n hum during the stone event with James and big T. Sweetness added to this over the original.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TonyDiUlio (655) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Had at rattle and hum with James and andrew for the stone event. Pour is Medium copper with hazy body. Little white head. Nice lace. Aroma is mild fruity grapes and fall leaves. Flavor is a bitter with hints of the barrel wine and yeast.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
clingman71 (297) - Centerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2010
reddish color, tan head, aroma of sweet malt, flowery citrusy hops, and fruit. sweet up front, hop presence throughout, oakey, smooth, has an odd but pleasant slightly zippy spicy thing going on

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2010
On tap at DLD 2010. Rich red color. nose of some citrus hops and crystal malt and some mild fruits. noticable wine and barrel character in the nose and flavor. I prefer this over the standard ol guardian.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Guest tap at DLD shared a glass with BDR poured copper orange with beigh head nose of caramel and hops taste was of sweet caramel pine,citrus and cabernet an upfront hoppy barley wine

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2010
08 on tap at Dark Lord Day ’10. Orange colored pour with a loose off-white head. Faint vinous note with lots of pine, very sweet, some light fruit, floralness, clover honey and slight cardboard. Sticky slighty thinnish body with lots of carbonation and a little astringency.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - APR 26, 2010
Tap at Oakquinox. Orange copper color with a thin head. Aromas of some sweet malt. Taste of the standard OG with a bit of wood, fruit sweetness. Some bitter hops of course but mellowed a bit. Prefer this to the original.


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