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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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The King’s Taxes 60/- bridges between old and new interpretations of Scottish ales. The recipe uses a decent amount of proper cane sugar-based invert sugar syrup, equivalent to Brewer’s No. 2 invert. It lends a clean maple syrup to caramel-sweet note, not achievable with beet sugar inverts (i.e. Belgian candi sugar). Inspite of this one old-timey ingredient, an extended boil is avoided by using dark specialty malts for color and a bit of toastiness to keep the invert flavor in check. Hopping is minimal; this beer is all about the flavors gleaned from the malt and sugar.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (13517) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Sample at GABF. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is bready malt, dark fruit, wood. Medium body, rich malt, toast, dark fruit, dry finish, good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1816) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Deep amber with a slight haze, pillowy tan head and minimal lace. Light caramel malt aroma with a tinge of nuttiness and earth. Flavors are more pronounced with a deep almost syrupy maltiness kept honest with the earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, minimal carbonation, somewhat thin mouthfeel and a lingering maltiness in the finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
UKEBRO (4) - - DEC 22, 2015 does not count
This brewery recently opened in Los Angeles and it’s claim to fame is that most all of it’s beers are naturally cast carbonated. Beer as it was made before nitrogen infusion.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (5553) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2015
(En fût sur place): Des notes de raisins bleus et de fumée modeste se joignent au sucre brun caramélisé. Mince et hautement buvable pour sa grosseur.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14765) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Bomber from Bine & Vine. Pours brown with a creamy beige head. Malty aroma. Med +body. Flavor is mostly malt - about as much hop as an English bitter. Nice try given the 4.3%, but it would be better with more alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16342) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
On cask @ MacLeod. Very dark brown pour with a nice khaki head. Roasted malts and plenty of chocolate. Good toasty, nutty malts, and a bit of floral hops. Slightly bitter and grassy on the finish. Slight coffee grounds, some coconut, and plenty of roasted malts. Really nice cocoa powder and dark fruits as well. Nice stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (471) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Bomber, pours dark brown, hint of red in the right light. Toasty malts on be nose, some caramel, very rich. Taste has nice malt complexity and finishes on a nice dry note that cleans up he initial sweetness. Not a style I am super familiar with but I enjoyed drinking this one for sure.


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