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Szot Strong Ale 12%

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Brewed by Szot Microbrewery
Style: Barley Wine
Santiago, Chile
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 4.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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With 11 to 12% ABV, this strong ale could be considered a Barley Wine. It's matured with toasted oak and dry hopped in two 250 liter fermentation tanks. Compared to our other brews, the Strong Ale has twice the alcohol level, triple the hops and 5 times the fermentation period. It has a strong malty flavor balanced with hops in high quantities. This beer could be aged for 1-5 years, or maybe more.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
jemunozc (2) - - MAR 29, 2013 does not count
Gran cerveza muy buena relacion precio calidad. Resulta un poco dificil encontrarla. Pero vale la pena probarla cuando esta disponible.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2010
A truly great beer. Flavourful with the right carbonation and a very ’alive!’ feeling to it. Alcohol is well integrated to the natural beer flavours. I normally pour the yeast remains in with the beer, but I’m glad I didn’t do it with this one, as there was just too much of it! I’m sure it made it great, though!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Pours copper/gold with a thin ring of bubbles. Smells of sweet fruit, some tarte hints, earthy, tea, some boozy elements, toffee, molasses, peppery. Tastes of tarte fruit, some oaky hints, vanilla, dry, some spicy hints, some hints of sweet citrus, earthy finish. Full bodied. 2007 bottle. One of the best South American beers I’ve had to date.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ketchepillar (1068) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - OCT 16, 2009
500mL Bottle at Bar Irlandés. Bottle said it was made in Dec06 and bottled in Feb 07. Aroma-right away you can tell it’s a been aged a few years-dank, cigary, flat flavored old beerness-I would say it’s about 6 months past it’s prime, but still drinking very well nonetheless. Hops have all faded from the nose, but they are still very much in the flavor and palate. This beer has an aggressive bitterness in the finish-like a chinook/colombus combo if I had to guess-piny and rough with some earthy herbalness. The finish was definitely the stand out moment in this beer, particularly the hops. Dried out nicely, not much for residual sweetness, but tons of deep caramel flavors. No alcohol heat, smooth as can be. Flavor has quite a bit of cherry that is borderline cough syrupy (a mixed bag), some wood, old ale "flavors", chocolate, caramel (but doesn’t come through as much till the finish). Carbonation was right where it should be. A very solid 4.1.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnygm (55) - Santiago, CHILE - SEP 15, 2009
Very complex aroma an flavor. Some nuts, toffee and liqcuor touches. Same in palate, plus some citrus touches, even though I expected a little more sweetness. Carbonation was very low, but probably that was a defect on this particular bottle.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Buggy (11) - Århus c, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2009
Powerfull and long lasting taste.. Szots best beer. Shows some notes of malt, oak and still fresh tropical, peaches, pears.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2008
iBottle at Sicosis/i A Barley wine / Strong ale sold in a 500ml bottle seemed a bit strange but none the less it was one of the better beers I tried whilst in Chile. Prominent though not overpowering caramel aroma, really smooth taste, hidden alcohol and also a touch of honey on the aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - SEP 13, 2007
Appearance: dark amber color. Medium head, ivory color, dense and persistent. Good adherence at glass. Aroma: sweet malty, toffee, candy, butterscotch, vanilla, oak and cream. Evidently complex. Fruitiness of peaches, ripe pears and plums. Floral hoppy, some aniseed. Nutty, cherries and cinnamon touches. Flavor: syrupy malty, toffee, butterscotch, cream and vanilla notes in start. Sweet-fruity of syrup plums, red raisin, apricot and cherry. Too nutty, almonds, cinnamon and humid wood touches. Persistent hoppy finish, with aniseed and mentholated notes. Hidden liquory, reminiscences of camomile and amaretto liquors. Complex and self-personality. Palate: medium body, syrup texture. Little and medium carbonation. A Chilean nicety, complex, power and balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
almosi (282) - Viña del Mar, CHILE - JUN 14, 2007
Bottle. Color amber, very dark. The cloudy and cremy head. The Aroma is to strawberries and caramel. In paladar is very malty, with toasted seeds and wood. Some alcohol signs appear, in a penetrating sweet flavor. Very good finish, unexpected. A beer to recommend single to that they know to drink, because the alcohol well is camouflaged (Hidden).

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fukito (733) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 7, 2007
Bottle, april 07. Thanks to Lilith, Nigredo and Panzerfaust!. Shinny, clear, deep copper/ burgundy color with light red hues and a creamy, dense, light beige head. Aroma is fruity, some dates, fruit cake and some brandy. Flavor is nutty, sherry brandy rich maltiness, complex, layered with some dried fruits. Excellent. Full MF, packs a flavor punch, deep, complex, satisfying and not heavy. Highly refined, nutty BW, which may be the finest south american brew.


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