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RATINGS: 936   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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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4.5
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Great caramel malty flavor with a hint of chocolate. The hop taste is citrusy. The finish is very fruity, grape pear pineapple cherry and strawberry.

4.5
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2008 bottle pours rich ruby with a frothy head. The aroma is of bold hops, rich malt and and the flavor is powerful and full. The finish is bitter and dry with an alcohol kick. Super tasty! Fall can’s come soon enough!

4.5
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2010
It’s called Nosferatu for a reason - the deep red color! Also has a frothy head and a hoppy aroma. Very spicy flavor that is unique and memorable. The Great Lakes Brewery never lets me down.

4.5
mrpositron (14) - - OCT 31, 2012
caramel, toast, red, brown, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish.

4.5
pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Aroma: Floral and citrus hops overwhelming. Appearance: Clear dark red with a thick tan head that leaves lots of lacing. Taste: Medium sweetness balanced by a light bitterness that balances nicely, but doesn’t overwhelm. Palate: Medium-full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long soft finish. Overall: This one caught me off guard because it sets up to be a strong, bitter beer but it’s really well balanced and even handed. The hops and flavors are there, but they’re not overwhelming, and the malty sweetness is there, but it’s not so saccharine as to be offensive. This is a really well designed beer that I would seek out again next year!

4.5
Evolutionary (513) - Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Wow. Bottle from giant eagle. Red brown and citrus nose. Sweet notes in there with citrus hop blast. Very sweet but not overly so. Reminds me of a red hopslam. ---Rated via my mouth

4.5
commonmac (1313) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap at Lake & Irving in a tulip glass. Deep amber hue with impressive lacing. Sweet aroma with a sugar, caramel essence. Really enjoyable smell giving way to a malt-laced, sweet influenced, hop infused delicious beer. Some hop bitterness at the very end. Reminds me of the sugary Belgian ales I’ve sampled. A pleasant surprise with a credit due to commonshawn for the recommendation/push.

4.4
Beav (3) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2003 does not count
Malty, hoppy balanced nicely. Dark amber, smooth and slightly warming. Was fortunate to be intown when it was being offered, thanks to a tip from a local enthusiast. Took a growler with me to share with friends who were equally impressed. One of the best I've had from GLBC.

4.4
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2004
I found this beer in a bottle in Indianapolis. The smell if of nice citrus hops. The beer has a nice thick consistency to it when poured. The taste is very full and has nice hop bite. I think this is more a double IPA than a strong ale, but anyway -- it’s great!

4.4
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2005
This a another great beer from the greatest brewery ever. The color is very nice and dark, with a pretty and creamy head. The aroma is thick and full of malt, sweetness, and hops. The flavor is strong with sweetness, spice and roasted malt. A great strong bitterness finishes the beer. Excellent.


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