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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hope and King is a full-body brew and is rich in malt complexity. Brewed with both English and American barley and many, many specialty malts this deeply colored ale has hints of roasted chocolate, caramel and raisins with very little hop presence. Our interpretation of the classic ale that originated in Glasgow, Scotland.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Dark reddish-brown color; nice head that leaves tons of lace. Aroma of rich malts, lots of molasses, and dark dried fruits with a slight sting of alcohol. Very sweet but feels a little dry because of the alcohol. Seems like someone put a drop or two of scotch into this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 Dark brown with copper hue. Smells of dark chocolate and heaps of it! Tastes the same with sweet Kahlua-like flavours and alcohol notes. Extra smooth with medium body and finishes witha light roasted taste. One for my fiance Jenee. Scrummy.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2005
On tap at Town Hall, this beer pours to a dark red/brown body with a thin tan head and a cascading body. The aroma is burnt malts and nuts, barley. The flavor is burnt malts, light chocolate, peat, light banana and light wood. The palate is full and slighty carbonated and acidic.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2569) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2005
pours a dark mahogony w/ an oatmeal looing tan head that laces well ane does some cascading. Smells of weak scotch a mild malt and a grassy hop w/ hints of lemon rind. Palate is sticky a lil well coated and smooth but a bit thin lightly carbonated. Flavor is a very light candied plum brown sugar a weak carmel and a tiny bourbon finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Dark red body with a thin tan head. Sweet malty aroma with a very nice sweet flavor of toffe and chocolate chip cookies. Was that a light brandy at the end?

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2005
Deep red, wispy brown head. Slightly peaty with some malt, but thin. Vaguely smoky and earthy with a bit of bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Dark ruby amber with notes of tangerine and grapefruit. Palate is light honey/ cane sugar without too much stickiness. Baby hopped, but at the right level (willamette hops?) Not too strong on any taste stratus, with surprisingly high alcohol that is not detected even in the finish. Great session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2004
It is pretty bad when I say I it needs more hops, Not really a remarcable beer, don’t have this with the sampler, because the rest put it up to shame

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2086) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 24, 2004
Lots of malty and sweet aroma from this dark red ale. Lots of body with just a touch of bitterness. Mainly a malt flavor vehicle. I’m pretty sure I could taste some chocolate malts in there.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Pours a dark red amber. Smells of dark fruit, like black raspberries. Taste is extremely malty, very little bitterness. A good beer.


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