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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
A tawny brown ale with a rich caramelized malt flavor and very mild hop presence. The sweetness of this beer is balanced with the warmth of the higher alcohol level.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14199) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Tap. Poured dark hazy brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted complex sweet flavor with a medium toasted sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (11008) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Hand bottle Hazy, copper-colored ale with a small, big bubbled, white head. The aroma is a malty, earthy blend of caramel, smoke and light chocolate. Medium to full-bodied and mildly creamy with laid-back carbonation. Tilts moderately toward the sweet side of balance. Good caramel and brown sugar maltiness flanks gentle, minerally bitterness. Lengthy, lightly bitter finish that actually dries out a bit. Kudos to mcbackus for providing the sample!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (11000) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Damn good. Cloudy orangish color. Aroma has tropical fruit, hops and caramel. Flavor has citrus, hops, caramel and brown sugar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (9941) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft at Dutchs February 13. Pours a hazy dark golden brown color with a small off white head. The aroma is malty in a light caramel, lightly toasted sort of way. Its actually pretty weak. The flavor is much of the same; nothing bad, just not much going on. Bland, lightly toasted, caramel with a splash of fruit. I definitely expect more from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2013
On tap. Hazy red / brown color, sort of a brick color. Thin off-white head, leaves little loose lace. Bigger body. Soft, kind of smooth carbonation of moderate strength. Caramel malts, hint of chocolate, some light earthy / fruity hop. Light spice. Mostly a caramel-forward flavor. Light bitter taste, more sweet. Alcohol not really noticeable. Solid scotch style ale. Nice to enjoy with a meatball sandwich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (7674) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Glass at GLBC on 10/11/13. Clear reddish copper in color with a thick tan head. Aroma of malt, toast, caramel and slight peatiness. Sweet caramel flavor with a nice bready quality and light peat before a sweet toffee finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6959) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Draft at GLB. In hand as I type this. Hazy amber color without head. Aroma is nice, toasted bread, caramlised malt, dried leaves. Flavor is right in line, medium body with a huge caramel, burnt sugar and light alcoholic finish. Nice easy sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamChandler (4885) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Dark reddish brown. No head. The nose is almost nonexistent. Maybe some burnt brown sugar. Taste is a butterscotch and strawberry candy with melted creamsicle and more burnt malts. Sugary sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (4355) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Sample @ GABF 13. Pours a cloudy brownish beer with a thin off white head on top. Aroma is caramel, bbq, bacon and red apples. Flavour is rather sweet and malty, caramel is present. Some fruity yeasty esters in the back of the palate. Medium thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chudwick (3078) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Draft - pours hazy caramel with offwhite head. Nose is caramel and a little peat. Lighter than I would expect for the style considering the high ABV. Dry. Mostly sweet. I will need to rerate this when there isnt a truffle smell around. Light smokiness. Expectations were not met.

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