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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   ABV: -
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A deep mahogany red colored ale. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this ale uses a combination of caramel and roasted malts and specially selected hops to create a beer with a flavor that leads with a rich malty sweetness balanced with a bold hop signature, followed by a luscious chocolate/cocoa roasty finish.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Nutty malt and mild pine hops in the aroma. Flavor starts mildly sweet and nutty. Grassy bitterness and an unpleasant metallic aftertaste in the finish. Decent but nothing special

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (1673) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 29, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours medium amber. Very drinkable brew with more hop flavors than expected. Nothing great but still pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (1977) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
On tap @ the brewery. Pours a deep amber color with a small tan head. Aroma of light caramel malts and roasted grain. Taste is much the same. Decent roasted amber.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2075) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 4, 2013
From the 650 ml. bottle that appears be marked 13148. The pour is brown to copper with no red hues as far as I can tell. Nice full head. The aroma is malt forward with a citrus note and a moderate hop note. The body is medium. The taste begins sweet and malty and quickly evolves into a hop-fed dry finish. Not overly bitter but the bitterness that is there lingers.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FrancisT (7) - Winooski, Vermont, USA - JUN 27, 2013 does not count
6/27/13. Meh. Aroma is nice and hoppy in typical VT style, but this disappoints from there. Thin mouthfeel, and taste. Poorly balanced malt/ hop. No sir, I don't like it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6185) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2012
Draught. Pale amber color, low head. malty caramel nose. light fruit, some esters. sweet malt flavor, caramel, not cloying though. Tangy fruits as well. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 5, 2012
On draft at reservoir, odd Minty flavors, murky malts, murky finish. Vermonts red headed step brewer

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
czar (4154) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2011
on tap at reservoir, waterbury. hazy deep golden, small off-white head, no retention or lacing. floral-piney hops, nutty. slightly malt-lacking. light body, aggressive carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alobar (2737) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2011
Cloudy amber color with no head. Aroma of caramel and hops-minimal. Soem caramel malt flavor with some pine and just a hint of hop bite.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (844) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Pours opaque brown. Little to no aroma. Flavor is caramel malt with some hop bite. High carbonation, medium body.


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