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RATINGS: 143   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Poured a clear mahogany color. The head was off white and left some decent lace behind. Smelled of vanilla cake batter, caramel, and buttery biscuit. No peat smoke. Sweet on the tongue and medium bodied. Caramel and cake batter flavors came out again in the flavor without any significant hop or peated malt elements. Too buttery and caramel-y for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2007
This beer had a nice mahogany color, and the lacing lasted throughout. The taste was of sweet maltiness, no hops were present. This was a very smooth beer and found myself wanting more. This could definately be a session beer, I could drink this all night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2007
On tap at Town Hall. Deep brownish in color with a small dirty white head. Aroma of toffee and sweetness. Caramel and sweet malt in taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nolankowal (926) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Draft @ Brewpub. Red/brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma of taosty caramel malt, light smoke, and candied fruit. Flavors of toasted malt, light soap, and caramel. Medium body, malty/dry with a malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 4, 2007
Draft @ Brewpub: Dark mahogany, light head, light lacing. Nose of roast and pine cone. Some raisin and brown malt. The flavor is sweet but balanced, nice toast and light char, finishes creamy, a bit lotiony and stale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 06/23/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

clear dark brown with ruby edges, fine beige head, drippy lace, sweet dark caramel aroma with an earthy character, rich malt flavor, lots of smokey peat character, dark fruits begin to appear, light bitter finish

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2007
This was really disappionting and less by far than the sum of its parts. A well made Scotch ale, in the sense that the malts were dark roasted and it was lightly hopped. But there was no complexity, no intensity, and no smoke. Just a dark looking disappointment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Draft on 8/2/07. Burnt orange/copper color. Taste of brown sugar, toffee and honey sweetness. Unexpected tanginess; and slightly bitter ending. Much lighter body than I was expecting. But a nice flavor if you don’t try to categorize it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2007
(Draft) Pours a amber-brown body with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts. Flavor of nuts, caramel, and a bit fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4979) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 29, 2007
RBSG07 at THall. A deep amber pour with a creamyh light tan head and lace. A sweet nose of malt and very little hops. A bit of sweetness on the front end that transitions to a toasted maltiness that is almost like coffee but not exactly. Carbonation is a little aggrssive for me. Mouthfeel is solid. Good offering easy drinker no bad flavors or aroama. Refreshing beer.

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