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RATINGS: 943   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Often referred to as Burning River Pale Ale’s big brother, this stock ale is remarkably balanced for such a highly hopped beer. A rich deep blood red color makes this beer scary enough to be served every Halloween and a few other times of the year.

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3.8
FlandersNed (395) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2015
12oz bottle. Clear reddish-brown tones with a large tan head. Semi-dried leafy, toasted malt & bitter hop nose & flavor. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.5
libertine (433) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Pours a reddish amber with a thin white head. Spotty lacing. Aroma Lots of tropical fruit, malt and resinous hops on the nose. The sweetness of the malt and the hops are really balanced. Full bodied. The texture is oily with a big lasting bitter finish. I had went to buy a six pack in the local beer store and there was a tasting of great lakes products. Immediately changed my beer choice today.

3.1
jsporrer (985) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Pours a dark orange-brown with a thin off white head. Very strong and interesting aroma. Some piney resin hops with a sweet fruit mix. Nice body, slightly oily and clings to the glass. Taste is similar to an Imperial IPA with some bitterness but more malty sweetness. There is a medium dry alcohol warmth at the finish. Its a little harsh. Not exactly what I expected from the description but not bad.

4
TattooJack (515) - Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Poured from the 4-pack, clear dark red, almost blood red in the light, not much of a collar but that’s probably because it would get in the way of neck biting and blood sucking. Tastes sweet, a bit metallic or irony, hoppy, gritty, some bitter, packs a nice 8% punch. Nice beer to enjoy on the first day of fall while constructing an evil plan for Halloween.

4
tfratzke (97) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Aroma of toast, fruit, some caramel. Pours a reddish brown copper color. White head disappears quickly. Sweet caramel, bitter fruit, touch of cocoa. Well balanced, smooth finishes slightly bitter. Nice.

3.7
Darwenus (1113) - Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2015
This is a fine beer. It pours dark copper/red, the head is creamy and hangs on for a while. The aroma is rich, if slightly muted. A little oak, some brown sugar. The flavor is smooth up front, slightly sweet, and then finishes with a wash of hops, caramel, nuts and cereal malt. Nice.

3.8
Maddog (527) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2015
I’ve been drinking this beer for years, and I love it! Dark and deep red with aromas of flora, fruity hops and flavors of malt with a floral finish. Nice balance, some bitterness and very hearty. A great beer.

3.1
Emeister84 (2479) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Malt-strong aromas, cocoa, toast, subtle hops. Clear dark ruby with a mostly lasting white head. A touch of sweetness, flavors are mostly malt-derived, with the hop profile consisting mostly of alpha acid bitterness. Medium bodied.

1.9
skatanarchy (212) - - AUG 31, 2015
그레이트 레이크 브루잉 - 노스페라투 8% ABV 붉은 빛이 감도는 갈색의 스트롱에일. 벨지안 스타일은 아니고 평범하고 젠틀한 영국식 에일에 홉기운이 강하게 빠지며 고도수를 지향 한 듯 하다. 마시기 부담스럽지 않게 평범한 것이 노스페라투 이미지를 가져다 쓰기에 너무 무난한 것 아닌가, 싶지만 무성영화를 떠올리니 그렇게 나쁜 조합만은 아닌듯. https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

3.2
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
From NOTES: A: Piney hops, with a touch of some herby dank-ness; malt sweetness; toasted grains and dark bread crust. A: Dark ruby red with an big, rocky off white head that slowly fades and leaves whispy lacing trails. Great lacing overall. T: Caramel with lots of citrus and pine alongside spicy hop flavor. P: Medium with a medium carbonation level. O: Not my bag, waaaaay to bitter but has a certain strong ale flavor that appeals to my palate.


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