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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (955) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Poured from a tap into a pint at Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, Minn. Color was malty and dark looking. About ¾-inch of head. Smells included amber, malts, caramel and bitterness. Tasted immediately like caramel or toffee. Malts came in there, too. Smooth taste. Nice mouthfeel. Very low carbonation and a smooth finish. So glad I picked this beer after being a bit disappointed with the West Bank Pub Ale. Check it out if you are in the Twin Cities area.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 On tap at MTHB. Dark red/brown appearance with a creamy light tan. Sweet dark caramel malty, scotch ale aroma. Slightly nutty, quite sweet caramel malty flavor. Pretty tasty beer. Update: tasted again at GABF and it was still fucken chill.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (8181) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Decent, had a 5 oz pour. They really made a point not ot have hops in here, it is roasty, caramally, and rasiny, but it could have used a hint more smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (3587) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Clear deep reddish brown in color with a small off-white head. The aroma just jumps out of the glass - big and malt-forward with caramel, toffee, mild toast, and an ever so slight peatiness. Maybe a hint of fruitiness. The flavor is excellent, with caramel, peat smoke, toasted notes, chocolate, and some dark fruits. Sweet, as the style should be, but not too much so. Medium-full bodied with lower carbonation and a smooth, somewhat slick mouthfeel. Very good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5964) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Sampled on tap at the brewpub (Minneapolis, MN). Pours a nice lightly hazed dark brownish hue amber sunset edges, a small frothy offwhite head dies to a ring, laces small. Aromas are sweet caramel, toffee, vanilla, peaty malts, cherries, and a faint cocoa waft. Initial is cherries, sweet cocoa, toffee and caramel is bigger. Vanilla, toffee, sweet malts. With touches of toast, cocoa, fairly sweet cherry appeal with no smoke. Finish is lingering sweetness, touch of bitterness. Ok. A bit sweet for my palate with that whole sweet cherry and vanilla thing, toffee, maybe even some cough syrup

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Draft at Town Hall. Pours a deep amber with fluffy white head. Nose is rich and full of cocoa. Very clean fermentation, light fruity esters. No hop notes in the nose. Some light caramel and soda bread as well. On taste, more of those roasty hints with a full malt profile and again, clean fermentation. Light fruitiness and finishes pretty dry. Very solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wilnatp (628) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Tap. Dark amber pour. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste of caramel, toffee, and butter. Smooth palate. Flavor is a bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4745) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Draft at Town Hall. Stained glass brown-amber color. Thin oily head. Malty, caramel laced aroma. Mellow carbonation. Lots of subtle brown and caramel malt notes. Faint hopping gives it some character. Pretty nice. A subtle beast. Soft on the palate. Orange caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7155) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Poured clear sunset orange with a near white head that dissipated to the edges and laced slightly. Aroma had notes of earthy grains, caramel, toffee and a hint of backing alcohol. Flavor started with earthy grains and was joined a light caramel note with a bit of underlying alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
On tap at Town Hall in August 2009. Pours a dark brown with some crimson hues and a light tan head. The smell involves plenty of caramel malt with hints of toffee and maybe a bit of chocolate. The taste is somewhat sweet and bready with a good dose of caramel. A little bit of alcohol going on. The mouthfeel is rather robust without being too heavy, making this a fairly easy to drink scotch ale, one that my wife could not get enough of. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 10-01-2009

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