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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imagine if Red Trolley T-boned a semi full of hops. Brewed with an overload of hops and five types of caramel malt, this full-bodied strong ale has plum, raisin, and caramel flavors that are balanced by an aggressive hop bitterness and warming finish. ABV: 8% 30 SRM 70 IBU 22 Plato

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3.2
fonefan (51092) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Karl Strauss Off The Rails ].
ABV: 8.5%. Clear medium orange amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, carame, dusty, light nutty, moderate hoppy, old hops, light riped fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, dark malt, metalic, dusty. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150620]

3.5
anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub, San Diego, CA. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. has a fruity malty caramel hoppy aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor. has a fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.

3.5
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 20, 2015
[email protected] Amber colour, small slightly off white head. Aroma is caramel, some ripe fruits, berries and mild toasted toffee. Flavouir is nutty, floral some fruity and ripe fruity notes as well as quite sweet malts.

3.3
Beerhunter111 (22511) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2015
Trübes dunkel orange goldenes Bier mit einer geringen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, Karamell, kräftig hopfig. Geschmack sehr malzig, Getreide, dezent hopfig bitter.

3.3
Rasmus40 (21989) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and old hops. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish. 200615

3.1
saxo (19522) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, fruits and hops. Sweet finish.

3.5
brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
Amber pour with a khaki head. Fruity hop profile, lots of floral notes, and plenty of caramel, toffee, and toasted malt sweetness. Hints of citrus, some pine, and a touch of grass. Sweet flavor of caramel, toffee, and toast. Good floral and fruity hop character, light citrus, and hints of pine. Very light bitterness on the finish.

3.6
bhensonb (15756) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Bomber from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours dark ruddy coppery with a creamy/fizzy beige head. Aroma is smooth roast malt with something like Italian prune. Med body, barely. Flavor is roast malt, fairly smooth, with some mild dark fruit and a bit of citrus hop. It’s bitter, but nothing approaching a NW standard. Nice, bitter, fruity, but not breaking really new ground. The continuing mild dark fruit is pleasing.

3.3
BeerandBlues2 (13814) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle at the hotel. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is sweet toast and bread malt, figs, maple syrup, dates and light earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, rich bread, faint hops and bitterness, light alcohol spiciness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.4
Dogbrick (13766) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2010 Sample at the Universal City location. Pours a clear dark reddish-amber color with a thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing. Rich malty aroma with notes of dark fruit. Medium to full slightly syrupy body with a sweet malty character. Flavors of caramel and toffee along with dark fruit and a touch of hops. The finish is sweet almost to the point of being cloying, with a caramel malt aftertaste. A little unbalanced on the sweet side but still a decent beer.


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