Uncommon Brewers American Special Bitter
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
Itís a west-coast strong ale that is hopped up like a double IPA, black as sin and aged on redwood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15519) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2012
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration, 2012. very dark brown with tiny beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, dark fruits, little chocolate and yeast. Flavour is malt, fruit, dark fruits, oak, medium sweet, hops, little bitter with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7881) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2012
On tap at CBC. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, hops and light spices. The flavour is oak, roasted malt, sweetness, chocolate and vanilla. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dashimus (229) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2012
Cask. Pours dark brown dishwater. Appearance isnít pleasing but aroma compensates. No head. Aroma is woody with a hint of smoke, honey and sweetness. Flavour is spicy with pepper and bark. Warm alcohol feel. Excellent blend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17806) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
CBC. Almost black without head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 120512

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (10448) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon, chocolate, oak, coffee. Taste is malt, caramel, chocolate, oak, booze. Full body, low carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 120512

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
12th May 2012
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Dark brown beer, opaque. A few lonely tan bubbles. Palate is dry and a little crisp. Dry rich woody notes - no oaky sweetness though. Rich malt. The alcohol is obvious in as much as it is drying as well as warm. All leads to a warm dry finish. An intriguing beer. Although warm itís doesnít taste anything like 14.5%. Just a little too dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2012
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Aged on what? Gotta try this! :-) Pours a dark mahogany brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma is wood, soy, dark malts, bourbon, cognac, dried dark fruits, hints of booze and caramel. Very complex and nice. Taste is licorice, dark fruits, cognac, wood and hints of booze, vanilla, burnt caramel and salmiac. Smooth, silky mouthfeel. Incredibly nice ASA, and a fascinating creation from Uncommon Brewers. One of the best surprises at CBC for me. :-)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
On tap. Cloudy opaque dark brown with absolutely no head. Fairly subtle aroma, a little overripe fruit and booze. Huge body, low carbonation, plenty of overripe fruit accents, oxidized, herbal and medicinal with a burning alcohol in the finish. A beer that really unfolds from aroma to flavour. Clearly the best offering Iíve had from Uncommon so far. 120512

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012 Black coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma ofc aramel, bread, dried fruits, oak, vanilla and alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of oak and alcohol. Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Clear dark red/brown - no head. Sweetness, honey, roasted, fruity, nice hoppy, coffee, nutty, high malty, dark fruits, high bitterness, wooden, light wooden tartness, spicy wooden notes. Lovely.

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