RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Five years later, I look back at all we have gone through to get where we are today and I smile. It has been an amazing journey in one of the greatest industries in the world. We have met a ton of new friends, all in the name of great beer! This beer was brewed to celebrate all the great times we have had and plan on having in the future. Brewed with five different malts and five hop varieties this deep, dark and hoppy ale is meant to be enjoyed with friends. Straight from the captains cellar to yours, we hope you enjoy! Scott Vaccaro

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (8296) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Not sure what happened here, some thing was just off .. . deep brown .. lots of aggressive foam at first- does calm down to a medium head, high lacing .. . this was going south, old buts and weird fruit .. . to bad... . . Daddy, these rubber pants are hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2251) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2012
750ml at a tasting.
Appearance : Deep dark amber with sall creamy head.
Aroma : Spicy sweet with caramel and hops. Some overcooked caramel.
Taste : Roasty and sweet caramel. Big malt notes. Slightly astringent finish. Hoppy and sharp.
Overall : Not bad but nothing special. Nice malt but a bit too astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (6897) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2012
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Shared with Pat and the grizzly bear. Pour is a straight Coca-Cola black with a rich, velvety smooth bubbled seafoam head; the head looks like the blown back side of rough waves. Lacing is geographical, forming shapes like continents in tight bubbles down the sides. Aroma of honey, caramel, burnt roasted malts, coffee beans, peppercorn, and slight bready, yeasty dough. Full, rich, luxuriously smooth and tongue-coatingly warm body. Excellent finish with a bit of boozy warming that blooms in through the throat and into the chest. Rich chocolate, caramel, fresh orange flavors abide throughout. What a spectacular beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
My Bottom Line:
Caramel, bread and earthy coffee are balanced out by pine-y hops in this rich yet soft strong ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dark Brown blackness.
-Roasted malts contribute plenty of bitterness as well.
-Carbonation is soft but effervescent.
-This is quite flavorful and fun, but in small quantities.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6214) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2012
Bottle: Poured a deep dark burgundy brown color ale with a nice light brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of pine and astringent hops with notes of caramel malt with some toffee notes. Taste is a complex mix between some pine and astringent hops with some sweet malt notes with some caramel and toffee notes. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting though not something I would feel the need to drink on a regular basis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (3421) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Sadly this one was infected. Bottle was an immediate gusher. Aroma was brett, nuts, toffee. Taste was overwhelming brett which took over the beer. boo

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Gusher, could be infected tough to tell is the aroma is Brett or herbal hops. Great malts, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (8493) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Courtesy of Dallas. Pours a nice looking mahogany with tan head. The aroma offers up roasted malts, molasses, some chocolate notes, some spicy black licorice followed by a bit more chocolate. The taste has the same general notes but with a modest tart sense too. The mild tartness and roasted malts, molasses, spicy black licorice and chocolate all blend and mix nicely. Nice brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Ruby colored brew with musty and complex hop aromas. Nice chewy mouthfeel with caramel and aggressive hop character without harsh notes. Awesome beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle at the tasting to celebrate my sons birth. Thanks to Dallas. Pours a dark red color with a small white head. The aroma is awesome; rich fruits, some roast and smoke. The flavor is similar; akin to a English BW; toffee, sweet fruit, very malty, light smoke. Complex and damn tasty. Awesome, I dig these types of beers. Lots of sweet fruity hops.

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