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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Date: February 5, 2012 Mode: Can Source: Misterbeer Description: Semi-opaque dark brown with large head and some lacing. Aroma is malty, caramel, spice and alcohol. Taste is similar to aroma with somewhat dry finish. Wasn’t expecting much, but this was tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (853) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2012
FoBAB 11’ Way better than expected. Pours a deep down with off white head. Nose is of Rye, malts, and bourbon. Very well balance and dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nwiseman (192) - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2012
From can. Pours more brown than ruby with little head. Aroma like a port with raisins, figs, and a nutty aspect. Sweet and boosy, but also smoky and a little spicy. Little carbonation, frothy, and lingering warmth. Pretty good, but seems to be missing something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eyelovebeer (14) - Alabama, USA - DEC 23, 2011
The worst $20 I’ve ever spent. Hate to say that because I had expected great things...They must have used a specialty batch at GABF because this shit wouldn’t have been top 20 at the ’fest that I know. Waay too boozy, over priced and lacked sufficient flavor. Tasted like Wee Mac blended with Popov vodka. Palate was thin, watery, and the booze covered up anything until it was way past the palate. The taste (or whatever was left after the burn) was lightly roasted, with some very subtle vanilla and caramel flavors. Very remotely resembled a scotch ale, but I personally feel like the Wee Mac was much closer to the style than this garbage, which sucks to say because that tastes more like a brown ale than anything. Can’t believe they are gouging the customers that made them so big pay this much for something so lackluster. $5 growlers are nice on Fridays, but $20 for this is inexcusable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
50belair (1850) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Growler shared by hopscotch. Clear amber pour with a small off white head. Aromas of urine stained carpet. The taste is much better than the nose with rich caramel malt notes. Seems like I’m picking up a hint of green apples.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Pours a lovely mahogany. Nose is malt, some vinous notes, brown sugar. Flavor is up front sweet and mild with a very complex and completely fantastic palate. Chocolate, tons of caramel, bread, dark fruit, and brown sugar. Just shy of being to sweet, this beer is perfect for a malthead like me. A really fantastic stab at a Scotch Ale. Initially I rated this as a 3.8 but I reopened the growler to days later to give this beer a shot on its own without being overshadowed by big imperial stouts. It was a wise decision. This is a fantastic beer. Thanks to Hopscotch for supplying the growler and leaving the remainder at my place.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Growler… Clear, dark, ruby ale with a mid-sized, fat-bubbled, off-white head. Decent retention. The aroma is a swirl of toffee, caramel and red apples. Medium to full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor offers chocolaty, caramely richness and sweetness cut nicely by a sufficient measure of hop bitterness. Finishes hearty and bittersweet. Nice. Growler courtesy of StFun!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (6977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Can. Molasses, raisin malt aroma with a hint of herbal hops. Medium brown color with moderate but short lasting head. Lightly smoky toffee malt flavor with a moderately bitter herbal hops finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Draft sample at SK. Poured dark clear reddish brown color with an creamy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Solid complex sweet earthy malt aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid well balanced toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish with a small alcohol tone of moderate to long duration. Very good complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012 @GABF-on tap-pours a tan head with mahogany color. Aroma is sweet dark malt, sweet dark fruit. Taste is sweet dark malt-caramel, sweet dark fruit-raisin, secondary spice hops.

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