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style
RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A deep amber ale with pronounced hop bitterness and aromatics, substantial and balanced.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2534) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2017
Finger of head on a hazy red body. Aroma is caramel, spices and a touch of lemon. Taste is rye, dry grains, caramel and grapefruit. Solid. Texture is thicker.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (2128) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2017
Tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pours clear dark amber. Aroma is toasted caramel, grassy hops, malty forward. Medium body, strong later bitterness, again lots of malt and long cooked hops. Long bitter palate. Okay.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (11632) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2017
@RBB Dark amber with a nutty earthy aroma. Slight hops in the back end of the flavor. Earthy caramel, lightly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
culchiem (3875) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 18, 2016
Draught at Mikkeler SF. Dark Amber with a frothy head. Aroma is nutty malt. Flavour is bitter nut, English bitter texture. Dry fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2016
On tap at Flavor Bistro - Santa Rosa. Pour is amber colored with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor of apple crisp, grass, caramel, biscuit malt, and bitterness. Finish is clean and easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/29/16] Draught at Flavor Bistro in Santa Rosa. Cloudy dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt, toast, caramel, some fruitiness, earthy hops. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, toast, some fruitiness, and a bitter earthy hops finish. Medium-bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (10086) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 30, 2016
Tap at flavor. Citrus hop nose, toasty, light caramel,nice rich malt. Reddish orange-amber color. Nicely balanced ESB, good malt, citrus hops.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (7354) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2016
On tap at flavor pours out a cola brown topped with a sand head. nose is citrus hops some malty roast . taste is more of the malty roast and a bitterness on the end.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BiscuitMalt (6) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015 does not count
At the Monks Kettle and Toronado I found this example of brewing perfection. If you could get this on a handpull with a sparkler from a well-kept cellar (no offence Toronade, but you aint got a Scooby) it would hit a full 5.0 Im sure. Malt: beautiful, biscuity, caramel malt that hits you with its sweetness in that smooth mouthfeel before you start to get the hop aromas so piney and grassey and.. oops, I think I just need to get some Kleenex. Anyway, what a beer. The guy that makes this is a F*&^%ng genius. Wasted on the Americans. Im not joking, in the Toranado the girl behind the bar warned me it was "warm and flat" because she clearly has no appreciation for cask and when I got it I wanted to slap her. JUst a great beer that offers brilliant complex malt and superb, fresh, prominent US hop flavours with just the right amount of bitterness. No one in the UK makes a cask bitter this good, to my knowledge.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (1204) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 19, 2015
On tap at The Shed in Healdsburg, CA. Pours a dark cola. Solid malts and nice bitter finish. Well received.


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