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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Draft on tap at Haymarket’s Sun King Takeover (Chicago, IL). Pours a brownish amber hue, touch of haziness, and a frothy tannish head atop dies to a ring and laces ok overall. Some decent glow on the edges. Aromas are sticky caramel and dark red fruits, touches of raisin, cherries, and light plum. Biscuits, toast, and some smoothed out vanilla. Initial offers a medium body, grainy biscuity malts match into some sweeter sticky toffee. Gentle red fruit and dried fruit elements come forward more into the middle of the beer. Gentle toasty and biscuity elements show into the back, a touch of coffee ground and faint peat. A solid mild Scottish Ale, well done and balanced but perhaps a bit forgettable without a true defining character. Solid, yet a bit bland for such a high ABV, no?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6609) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 24, 2012
On tap at Haymarket. Pours a near clear amber brown with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of dark fruit and toffee with some backing sweet grains. Flavor is sweet with grains, fruit and toffee with a bit of backing coffee bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 13, 2012
16oz can. Rating #19. Good looking brew, nice dark brown color with some red highlights. Malty with a little chocolate and light smoke. Mild toast and pretty mild overall, but warming and pretty rich in the finish. Nicely done. (2366)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 2, 2012
thanks to rapebeer for bringing the sunking cans! toasted nuts, candied pecans, dusted nicely by peat. doughy. a touch grainy. good. a bit too big for me to want to drink much of it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
16 oz. can shared by RapeBeer and his brother Karl Frederick- thanks, fellas! Pours a semi-cloudy brown-amber color with a small beige head. Notes of caramel, chocolate, toasted brown sugar, nuts, and earth. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, toasty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Solid Scottish ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
Thanks to raveskdr for bringing this can over the other night. Served in a Mikasa tulip. Pours a clear brown color with a small tan head that diminishes somewhat quickly, leaving behind an average amount of lacing as it falls to a collar. The nose has some nice toasted bread notes along with brown sugar and caramel. There’s a touch of maple coming through as it warms and heading into the flavor. Moderate sweetness and a light bitterness coming off of a medium body that’s slightly boozy. Malt bomb here, though fairly well done and appropriate for the style with enough bitterness to carry it through. Perhaps a bit too boozy for the alcohol volume, but otherwise fairly nice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamJackson (2542) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2012
Acquired this as an extra in a trade. Stuck it in the fridge, poured it into a pint glass and enjoyed. Only identifier for age is #396 on the bottom of the can.

A - 3-Finger coffee colored head. This is the exact definition of a creamy head. Very tight bubbles, great head lacing. Very nice.Ale is dark brown to light black. Almost no light gets through.

S - Roasted malts is what I get first followed by caramel and brown sugar. There’s a bit of bready notes to this beer. Reminds me a lot of a Newcastle.

T - Well, this is a very sweet beer. It’s a bit more boozy than I expected. I can taste the alcohol pretty easy. Roasted and Caramel malts, nuttines is there as well, Similar to Newcastle mixed with an Old ale mixed with some Belgian Strong ale. It’s just very very sweet and that’s a turn off.

M - 50/50 carbonation, medium bodied, slipper mouth feel, not dry at all. Lingering caramel and syrup taste.

O - Its an okay beer. I wouldn’t buy or drink this again.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Can from C Bass. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of sweet ale esters and caramelly malts. Lighter side of medium bodied with average carbonation. Nice amount of caramelly and light chocolate maltiness, with very little bitterness. A tad on the sweet side. Not as good as Oskar Blues Old Chub.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1722) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Very fruity aroma, sweet grapefruit tangerines, palate is sweet and light, very good. Slight caramel, lots of flavor despite a thin

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Can from Stfun. Aroma is toffee and alcohol. Reddish dark black cherry cola color. Taste is sweet and malty with some toffee roast and almost a vodka like taste in the finish. Better than i was expecting.


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