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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
GABF bronze medal winner 2007

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
Served from a bottle at toncatchers T3 tasting! Thanks to stefanje, lagunitasfan, weeheavysd, fordest, wetherel, alohac and of course toncatcher for suppling the house and grub. Some malty, sweetness, with little carbanation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3385) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2009
Bottle from john, wetherel, thanks so much John for finding and saving this for me. 20th rating no way, thats crazy. Pours brown with a tan ring. Nose is slightly malty. Taste is sweet malty and decent. (Palate is this, not hot but besides that lame.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2009
Courtesy Dickinsonbeer. Pours a cloudy caramel brown color with a small, swirly tan head. A pronounced, frothy edge leaves minimal spotting behind. The nose is sweet and malty, with notes of caramel, fig, and lightly smoked peat. Golden raisins make a surprise appearance, an odd addition for a Scotch ale. Flavors are overly sweet for me, with little to no hop presence to back up the saccharine light and dark fruits. Likewise, theres little smoke or earthiness, two elements I typically enjoy in this style. Big bodied, but a bit overly alcoholic and lacking in carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (10992) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2009
Bottle C&PsLYFO Throwdown Murky, caramel-colored ale with a small, white head. The aroma is a bit odd minty, herbal and fruity... along with the expected caramel and toffee notes. Medium to full-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and almost no carbonation. Nice, sweet, caramel flavor. Lengthy, lightly sweet, malty finish. Bottle provided by Dickinsonbeer! Video = http://homepage.mac.com/maltajo/RATEBEER/iMovieThe

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Copper pour. Not a favorite of the day for me. Not all bad either. Some dark fruits, caramel and some kind of wet wood or paper. Odd. Flavor is a bit metallic and weird. Some fruit was evident and malt, but they got lost in the odd flavors. Not so good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Shared by Paul at the Midtown EBF Friday night tasting. Aroma seemed old, a bit of wet cardboard and oxidation. Taste also seemed oxidized with some vegetal notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
C&PLYFOTD: Bottle, courtesy Dickinsonbeer. Dark copper pour, some slight hazy lacing and slick head. Nose has burnt grain and some dry ginger elements, with apricot and wheat. Interesting. Dark fruit flavors, caramel and rich chocolate. Full-bodied, balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Bottle shared by Paul. Pours an amber brown body with a thin white head. Big malt profile. Scotch, grain, dry stalks. Light fruity esters, hints of smoke and paper. Char, wood, and caramel malt. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 27, 2009
750 ml bottle from June 2007. 2007 GABF Bronze medal winning batch. Pours what appears to be be a reddish brown and then when you hold to the light it gives off this wonderful ruby appearance. Head was small and bubbly even with a fairly aggressive pour, off white in color and left light lacing. Aroma of a handful of aged dark fruits, molasses, caramel, light cardboard, some alcohol sneaking in, very light smoke, peppery, toffee, caramel and earthy. Flavor of dark fruits, light peat smoked malt, caramel, toffee, nuts, various other fruity notes coming in. Overally rather complex mouthfeel and flavor. A bit earthy and the alcohol was actually well hidden in the flavor. I enjoyed this one, although I think the 2007 bottles have reach or just gone past their peak!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2008
From draught at McKenzie Brew House II. This one has a carbonic gassy nose to it giving it a bright malt aroma with light fruity hops. Some alcohol and a bit of chocolate in the nose, too. Dark root beer brown clear with a thin off-white lacing head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation. Very malty, sweet. Caramel and molasses, light raisin and candi sugar. Toasted grains and light bitter finish. Sweet carbonic hit with mild kick to the after. A nice ale.

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