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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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It is a dark amber colored, Full bodied strong ale. English caramel malt and Briess maltings special roast impart the color and heavy malt character. Previously at 7.1%


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aquilo (556) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Dark red-amber color with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel and cream soda. Flavor is moderately bitter with lots of residual sweetness. The sweetness isn’t so bad, but I think they should try barrel aging some of this. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 17, 2010
I had this on tap at the brewpub. It’s a clear dark amber pour with a minimal head. Nice malty, peaty flavor, enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours amber with a thin beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a substantial caramel malt flavor wiht a dry bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2010
On tap at the brewpub pouring clear amber with copper edges and thin white head. The modest aroma emits sweet malts mixed with ripe cherries, caramel malts and a touch of resiny hop grassiness. The taste is sweet with malts along with thin layers of ripe cherries, sweet raisins and caramel malts. Smooth tasty brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Clear copper red with a fizzy head. Malt toffee and molasses aroma and taste decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours almost clear and golden deep orange with a small white head. Aroma is distinct roasted malt, light toffeeish yet dry. Sweet caramelish flavoured, nice roasted note to a smooth toffee flavour and light bitterness coming through. Ends lingering caramel malt flavoured and light bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2009

Date: July 08, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: hazy dark amber, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, dark caramel sweetness, just a hint ogf caramel candy, light earthyness for balance
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Nose is very metallic with grains. Color is redder than I think of the style being but I may be overly restrictive there. Flavor is missing some peat for my taste, and is both thinner and short-finishing than the best of the style (AleSmith, Founder’s) seem to be.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2009
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty hoppy caramel aroma with some roasted hints. Sweetish slightly roasted malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nik925 (759) - USA - AUG 18, 2008
Minimal head, though well made. The bitterness level is fantastic, as well is the mouth-feel. Very pleased with the dryness which also makes for the well hidden 7% alcohol. They were out of their IPA, but this was my favorite of five when I was there.


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