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RATINGS: 356   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 72   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Many times we’ve 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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detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours a lightly hazy deep copper, with half an inch or so of cream colored foam. Good head retention, excellant lacing. Caramel malt, green hop, and some alcohol in the nose. Flavor is similar to the aroma, though considerably stronger. IT starts out with the caramel malt and then blends into a light pine and citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Alcohol is present in the aftertaste from the first sip. Almost full body, quite smooth. Pleasant soft carbonation - make that very soft

2.9
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2007
darker copper color with some carmel, some wheat malt, some apricot and a hint of vanilla oak. meh. take it or leave it

3.6
muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2007
Pours dark mahogany/amber with a nice creamy head. Aroma is strong malty caramel, very sweet. Flavor is very rich caramel, a strange bit of fruitiness, and even a touch of hops in the finish, well hidden 9%.

3.6
CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Bottle sampled in mid-May ’06: Slightly hazy copper orange with a nicely-lacing light tan head. Aroma has lots of sweet caramel malt with some earthy English hops. Body starts with good viscosity and lightly sweet pale toasty light caramel maltiness and an English earthy hoppy balance. Pretty well balanced and unique, but could hides its alcohol better.

5
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Pours a dense mahogany honey color w/ full creamy froth. Froth reduces to a thick spattered canopy. Aromas of malt and rock candy. Full nectar w/ mellow residual effers that render a silky mouth feel. Massive caramel malts perform nicely w/ a moderate hop profile balancing it to the finish. Flavors of caramel, maple, cherries, and a slight hard candy essesnce. The candy performs as a modertor between the thick malt and asprin hops balancing this brew into infinity. Finishes w/ sweet asprin. Overall: for as big a brew this is, it’s quite blanced. Highly recommended. Connoisseurs Choice !

3.6
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2006
Sampled at the Richmond Beer Industry Gathering 2006. Hazy amber body with a small white head. Strong floral hops aroma. Dry floral hops flavor with a caramel ending.

3.7
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Thanks to fatty for opening this up... Appears a dark, caramel toned amber with a light tan head that slowly fizzles into a bubbly collar. Spotty lacing is left around the glass. Smell is of toffee, brown sugar, cookie dough, cocoa, and caramel. Taste is of the same aromas but perhaps a bit more watered down than anticipated. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly thin, doughy yeastiness up front, slightly hot at 9%, and mildly grainy.

3
thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Heavy caramel malt aroma with light hops. The appearance is brownish orange with a decent foamy head. Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation. The taste is malty, bready, and finishes with light hops. Not tons of interesting things going on in this one.

3.8
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2006
750ml bottle shared courtesy of Fatty (thanks!). Poured a deeper brownish / orangish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, lightly floral, oranges and cocoa. Tastes of caramel, oranges and had a bitter chocolate finish. Malty. Alcohol content well hidden.

3.8
TomDecapolis (4636) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Thanks to Fatty. Pours a lightly hazy orange amber with small floaties and an average off white creamy head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, floral and citrus hops while being sweet and malty. Flavor of caramel, hop bitterness, floral. Sweet and malty up front with a lingering hop bitterness.


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