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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A special seasonal offering made with six varieties of roasted malt. It features a dense rocky head, a tawny color, hints of toffee and a warming finish.

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3.5
dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2012
Pours a solid dark amber brown with thin tan head, no lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt up front and dominant. Flavor matches and has a bit of graininess. Surprisingly full bodied. Pretty decent.

3.7
hopscotch (11050) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle… Florida Craft Beer and Wing Fest 2012… Brilliant, deep, new penny-copper lager with a small, frothy, off-white head. Good retention. Caramel, molasses and medium-toasted malts compose the aroma and flavor. Full-bodied and velvety with lazy carbonation. Finishes lightly sweet, malty, and then Mojave-dry. This is quite nice.

2.8
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/29/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Dark Lord Day, 2006

clear dark amber, thin beige head, big sweet carmel malt aroma, rich malt flavor, nice sweetness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

3.1
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2006
2004 bottle shared by BBB63 on 4/28/06: Pours a clear copper bronze with a thin wispy white head. Dry, grainy earthy malty aroma has some decent authenticity. Body has a mild toasty grainy sweetness turning drier toward the finish. Smooth but bland.

3.5
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2006
Bottle # 644/2004: Clear amber color with a fluffy off-white head. Caramel malty aroma with light paper notes. Light fruity notes. Dry malty flavor. Thins out some on the finish.

3.1
patrick767 (4063) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2006
2004 bottle sample from Hampton tasting - Pours amber with a thin head that hangs around awhile. The aroma is light and yeasty. The flavor is lightly malty with a good hops balance and the finish dry. The malts were a little too light though. It needed something more.

3.7
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2006
2004 Bottle thanks to BBB63: Copper pour a little hazy. Kind of bready with some raisins. Floral hops for sure. The malts were well done, and this had a nice dry finish.

3.6
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2006
Bottle # 644 of 2004 and shared with the group at the Friday night party, thanks Steve: Brandy hued with a lasting top and very good lace, small floaties. The aroma has notes of grape, cinnamon, spruce, clove, floral hops, roasted and toffee malts, and quite aromatic.

nice flowery tones on top of the bready and sweet malt overtone. Some apple and pear tones prior to the lightly spiced finish. The mouth feel is smooth and lively with a dry finish.

Pretty good stuff that held up with aging, surprising as I really enjoyed it. A beautiful bottle by the way.

3.2
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2006
Bottle #644/2004. Thanks Mike! The beer pours to a thin transluscent brown body with a tight white head and visible carbonation. The aroma is spruce and fruit loops. Honey Comb cereal too. Spicy spruce. Christmasy. Simply not a huge bock fan...

3.1
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2006
Bottle: Courtesy of BBB63 at the Hampton Inn Tasting (Friday). Aroma is a litle weak. LIghtly nutty, grass, caramel, and a touch of fruit. Pours a transparent brownish-orange with a small off-white head. Light caramel and light nuttiness with a floral and grassy bitter finish.


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