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RATINGS: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is very popular! Extremely complex and strong at 7.1% ABV. This beer is well balanced between the caramel-malt driven profile and the dry, supporting hops. Look for hints of dark bread and a slight fig or raisin taste all backed by a strong resin, but not overwhelming hop presence.

Release #1,5 - 8.0% ABV
Release #2,7,10 - 7.8% ABV
Release #3 - 7.4% ABV
Release #4 - 7.1% ABV
Release #6 - 7.9% ABV
Release #8 - 8.1% ABV
Release #9,12 - 8.0% ABV
Release #11 - 7.3% ABV
Release #13 - 7.7% ABV

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3.5
AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2017
On tap at the Denver taproom during ck1 birthday trip. This is an imperial red, but not an American Strong. Hoppy red, yes. Amber plus, yes. Not an AmStr. Shrug? Solid and tasty brew. Malt led.Some hops. 13.5

3.9
nosajhongkong (81) - North Point, HONG KONG - AUG 6, 2016
On tap at Coedo Taproom at Causeway Bay HK. Appearance: Pours a dark red colour with thin to medium tan head. Aroma: Resin, pine, dark fruits, roasted caramel malt, blackcurrant and some floral notes. Taste: Medium roasted malt and hop bitterness. Taste of resin and dark fruits with some subtle creamy and vanilla sweetness. Palate: Medium to full body. Creamy and smooth texture with bitter roasted malt and dark fruit aftertaste. Overall: A balanced red ale that has pronounce and rich resin, dark fruits and roasted malt character. A little bit feels like a lighter version of barleywine.

3.8
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2016
Det här var en rätt juste öl, smaken var dovt fruktig med lite lätt jordiga inslag. Kroppen var okej och balansen likaså, inte dåligt på en öl vars bäst före datum gick ut för tre år sedan.

3.7
slowrunner77 (12044) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 5, 2016
Toffee caramel and raisiny malt meets Pine and spicy hops. Good fresh nose and body, nice flavor.

3.6
Zeswaft (1773) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2016
tap. expertly balanced. well hopped but equally biscuity in malt. smooth as hell.

3.8
hayduke (5209) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 27, 2016
This was at the Epic Annex in Salt Lake City. Poured a red amber with a beige head. Nose of caramel malts and dark fruit. Full body. Creamy mouth feel. Flacor is rich malts with dark ripe fruit ands some resinous hops. Some chocolate in there. The finihs is bitter. This is a great beer .

3.8
rosskyle (722) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2016
Served on tap Epic. Hazy red color with a white head. Slightly sweet malt aroma. Malt hops and resin flavor. Medium heavy sticky body. Nice balance of malt and hops. Easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle. Pours brown with a red tint. Aroma is dark berries and cherries, caramel, and toasted malts, with some light floral notes. Flavor is nicely hopped with grassy and earthy bitterness and some dark fruit notes with faint sweetness. Medium body.

3.8
snoworsummer (5697) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2016
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 Bottle from the brewery. Aged one year. Pours opaque reddish copper with a frothy, bubbly beige head. Tastes like caramel malt, booze, nutty, and grapefruit hops. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like caramel malt, booze, nutty, grapefruit hops, and some resin.

3.9
raphael (1254) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2015
release 45 @ 8.6% from Beermongers. First taste is “double IPA” then the malt comes on—dank, with a sharp piercing bitterness, leather, alcohol, toffee. Aromatically lime, caramel, leather and mint. tan head, darkish amber clear body. Balanced, active, warming finish.


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