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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 34   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Rochestafarian n. 1. A beer, malty in nature, brewed to honor Rochester, NY. Like the cityís fine funky music, this sweet, full bodied, slightly bitter brew is sure to sway the soul and bring about a feeling of Irie. 2. One who loves 3HB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11373) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2013
An orange amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a crisp caramel malt with light mineral notes, treacle, OK. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light mineral notes, light grassy hops, OK. On tap at Brooklyn Pour 2013.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
milewide (1778) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Very light bodied for a Scotch Ale. Also not very hop bitter. Medium brown color with limited head. Second rate compared to our local Founderís Dirty Bastard.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (5078) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Hazy, red-amber, with a medium tan head. Caramel, leafy aroma. Taste is bready, caramel malt. Very weak...fresh, but still seems stale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (4802) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 1, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Dark ruby color. Nose is toffee and old peated malt. Flavors of raisins, Earthy malt and again old peat. Medium in body with an off fruit note in there as well. Texture is oily. Iím thinking this is an old bottle because the flavors are off.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2013
On draught at Hopcat in Grand Rapids, MI. Not much of an aroma. Pours a copper brown with a thin off white head. Itís malty, nutty, with a slight note of coffee. Moderate hop finish. This brew falls somewhere between complex and peculiar. Itís not true to style. It seems more like an amber than a scotch. Definitely a decent beer aside from itís shortcomings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7008) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2013
draft at Buffalo Brew Fest. crimson pour. malt heavy, fuller mouthfeel. Touch of earthy peatiness. sticky, toffee, caramel maltiness. Decent wee heavy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
This reminded me more of a vienna than a wee heavy, as it was reddish-brown in color and fairly strong in the caramel/toffee flavors. Certainly doesnít have any of the super malty/peatiness youíd expect of a wee heavy. Also seems to stick to the tongue. A significant hop finish. Strange brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4877) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Location: Sampled at Tap NY, 4/27/13

Aroma: The nose is toffee/caramel, some bready malts, earth/pine, and nuts
Appearance: It pours a reddish-amber color with a small beige head
Flavor: The taste is not as sweet as this style normally is, with a decent hop component
Palate: The body is medium, it has a smooth feel and drinks pretty easily
Overall Impression: This one is an interesting example of the style. It seemed more balanced than others, which was a welcome differentiation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holtguy (135) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bomber purchased for $6.79 on sale. This beer looked like a scotch ale, but flavor was off balance. A little too bready and is missing the smoky, malty spiciness of the great American Scotch ales. This oneís easy drinking, though. I gave it a fairly low score, but I took a few points off for the relatively high price.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7182) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Sweet toffee malts, breads notes, and a light earthy bitterness. Smooth, balanced, and drinkable.

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