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


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13389) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Draft at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours dark, red-brown with a fine, bubbly tan head. Some dark sugars on the nose, bit of wood, mild tart fruits, some brown sugar and caramel. Hugely sweet flavor with some light, tangy dark wood notes, mild age to the malts, dark toffee, dark cherries, some cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Very warming on the finish, some dryness imparted by the wood gives the beer a nice vinous quality, which is furthered by the dark fruit notes. Very nice beer. Yes, quite vinous.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2883) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
12-MAY-2012, draft @CBC. Black, murky with almost no head. Clearly an american strong ale type, just sweet’er. Roasted malts, hoppy. Very very sweet. Quite complex. I am having a hard time describing this - exept I Love the aroma and taste:-)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tkrjukoff (4057) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
CBC 2012. Pours oily black brown with a minimal tanned shortlived head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits raisins fidges toasted malty fruity. Flavor is fullbodied sweet raisins fidges bitter malty roasted; right in my alley. Finishes longlived sweet bitter fruity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (4018) - 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. :-)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 Whisky aroma. Dark coloured a little hazy in appearance very strong in alcohol and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a woody and extremely bitter malt finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25085) - 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 I’ve had from Uncommon so far. 120512

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20714) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11193) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6480) - 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.


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