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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablo951 (482) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Had it on tap at Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis! This definitely fits its description, rich in its malt complexity. Definitely a heavy tasting beer, dark amber hue, malt rye aroma, and that complex malt taste with a rye chaser.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
This was one of my favorites sampled at Town Hall brewery while visiting Minneapolis. Very malt heavy, with some barley and toffee notes. Finish is clean but wet with booze, a little scotch and a nice blend. Super!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
burgy (455) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Nice addition to the house sampler. It was very malt heavy and nice and smooth. Overall, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2415) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2013
On tap at Town Hall. Pours a clear reddish brown color with white head. Toasty, toffee, nutty, caramel flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHOFF43 (1763) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Tap at brewery. Pours copper with malty aroma. Taste is malts with some fruity sweetness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Roasted malt nose. Toffee and chocolate palate. Finish is really smooth. Really nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (4071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Tap. Pours clear reddish amber with a small beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is tons or caramel and toffee, with a grainy note in the background, as well as a bit of raisin. Flavor is medium sweet with notes of chocolate coming through as it warms. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10041) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Brown pour, light head. Peat, caramel, toffee, light buttery aroma. Flavor is bready, peat, pears, toasted grains.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7173) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
On cask at the brewpub; they were out of the fifth seasonal so this is what I got in that taster. Pours a deep, clear-amber color with almost no head. Notes of caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee, and a very faint peaty note. The nose pops more than the flavor. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Nice Scotch ale and the cask treatment works well for it for the most part.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
On tap as part of the sampler tray. Reddish colour. Bit metallic but enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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