RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Many times weve heard, more is not always better. Chainsaw is a connoisseur version of our award-winning Sawtooth Ale, designed to befuddle silly generalizations about life. This Double ESB pours a brilliant deep ruby amber with a rocky near white head. The nose opens with bright spicy and herbal hops, with hints of dried fruit and port. The flavor starts with a chewy, bready malt and hints of brulee and kola nut that are suddenly swept away by thyme-like and hoppy bitterness. The strong herbal flavors then give way to a dry finish of licorice, gentian, and Italian bitters. We hope you enjoy!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (4238) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2008
Pour is a nice looking dark red with a large tan head. Aroma is lots of caramel malt with some fruit and a nice wet hop. Flavor is a fresh blast of citrus with some caramel and toffee malts. Aftertaste leaves a nice hop resin on the tounge that lasts for awhile. No alcohol is to be found in this delightful beer. A little pricey but this is a damn fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2008
750 ml from Liquor Outlet. Lightly hazy amber in color with a lasting off white head. Aroma: toasty caramel malt and molasses with a moderate amount of citrus and earthy hops. Taste is caramel, toasted malts, medium to big body with citrus and earthy hops. Bitterness is moderate, very well balanced ASA, nicely done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2008
21 Feb 08, draft at the brewery
Clear dark amber, off white head, 4
Citusry hop aroma with lots of malty notes , 9 ,
Carmelly, malty, with a bitter finish, 9
Med-hvy body , 3
Smooth, nice big beer - good hop and malt balance. 18

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackForestCO (978) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - FEB 29, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2009 05 bottle shared by mmtmatrix. Poured an amber-copper color with a thick beige head. Aroma of light malts, slight citrus, and some spicy undertones. Flavor of smooth, light caramel malts with a good, spicy hop finish with light citrus undertones. Hops were still pretty strong considering it was at least 2 years old. Mildly thick, smooth on the palate. No sign of alcohol, but it seemed to hold up quite well. Better than I was anticipating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Dark and thoroughly hazed, is this, near mahogany, maybe ruddy chestnut...underneath a thick slab of light tannish head...looking nice! Aroma: surprisingly simplistic, Im not getting much from it. (clears his nasal passage)...ah, there we go! Big time fruit, very much a bonafied boufante bitter, this guy, oversized, spilling hops and fruity associations...cherries, grapes, apples, even...I like it! A big-boned ESB, so far, and that I do appreciate. Taste: Mmmm! Big fat hops all over the palate, big fruit, and plenty of bitter, and lots of lush malt, as well. Lots of bigness going on in here. Sweetness tickles the tongue and bitterness smacks it up. But, a double ESB, racking in at 9%...? Hoo-daddy! This is a massive ale in a massive package which I may have saved for a night of sharing with friends, but, screw them, and hurray me! Im enjoying it, and luxuriating in it...and, goldarnit, I deserve it! Cheers to Lefthand for making this...I found it in the least likely store, for some reason, but Im glad I tracked it down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2571) - Doylestown, PA, USA - DEC 16, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark muddy brown orange with a medium sized creamy beige head. Lots of lacing. Unfiltered. Tangy aroma with hints of fruit roll ups, orange peel and caramel. Taste is of tangy orange peel, caramel, toffee and hops. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3560) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Starts with a large creamy head over a muddy dark orange/amber body. Aroma is strawberry jam on toast. Plenty of malt with a good hop support.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle. Aroma has a lot of candy bar sweetness at first. Caramel and toffee. Some wet wood. Roasted peanuts. Very malt forward with just a hint of hops. Pours cloudy amber with a thin khaki head. Flavor was drier than the nose would lead me to believe. Lots of dry oily hops. Chocolate (both milk and bittersweet). A hint of mint. Palate is rich and creamy. Finishes with a burst of piney hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (20046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2010 2010-08-08, corked bottle, vintage 2008, 2 years old, 9.1% ABV, 7-5-8-4-16=40
After some shaking, it pours a hazy dark amber color, with a small, creamy, persistent head. Mild aroma of malt, caramel, vanilla, fudge. Good malt flavor, rich, with medium sweetness level, caramel, vanilla oak; correct bitterness level, not realy evident; the alcohol is warming. Good malty brew, as Barley Wine it could stand a few more years.

2007-07-03, corked bottle, 9% ABV, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Cloudy amber color; huge creamy head; nice lace. Hop aroma, but also malty and a bit cheesy. Very malty brew, and a lot of caramel; only then the bitterness comes in, strong, but not enough aromatic, resiny nor fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle poured a hazed amber/orange color with a small off white head. Aroma was heavy caramel malt with some slightly old citrus and pine hops. The flavor was bitter with an orange taste backed by strong malt and alcohol.

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