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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - 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.

4.2
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (854) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1717) - 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

4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
craftbr00_d00d (1) - Benton, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2012 does not count
Had the 2011 GABF gold medal winner; been cellared for a little over a year...amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7290) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Can from Rayl101. Pours clear mahogany with a khaki head. Aroma has smoke, caramel, and alcohol. Taste is sweet with some alcohol. Sticky. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1394) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pours cola beige, big khaki head, very carbonated. Smell sweet scotch whisky, grainy, big malt sweetness, bit smoky, coco. Taste sweet caramel and molasses, coco, bit of gum, big malty sweetness Mid body, well carbonated, alcohol well hidden Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8776) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1829) - 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.


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