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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We hand smoke 60 pounds of of malt over cherry wood soaked in glenlivet, cognac and cherry juice that lends wonderful smoked toffee and cherry notes both to the palate and the nose and a warm bitter sweet finish. With over 1,700 pounds of malt and 65 pounds of hops make this a truly epic ale. The 2006 vintage is 13.5% abv.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 10, 2009
Pours deep ruddy broiwn with a tan head that envelopes the glass. Heavily carbonated creating a sharp mouthfeel. Flavor is meaty, like iron. Just not a good experience.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (5947) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2009
Deep red pour with off white head and lace. Brown sugar and cheery aroma. Toasted malt and brown sugar flavor. Medium full bodied with very good carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Stone Sour Fest shared by Floydster. Thanks a lot! Bottle #199/200. Copper brown with a gusher head. Malt and yeast nose. Sweet spices. Warming on the nose. Taste is alcohol, dark fruit, with a sharp malt finish. Licorice hidden in there?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13904) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle shared at Noogfest High 5. Poured hazy copper brown color with an average frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a moderate to heavy bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew that I would recommend to a freind.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 21, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2009 I think this is the right entry. Magnum bottle provided by some one [Floydster] at the Stone Sourfest. Label read Roots Epic 2008 Series 4 Bottle 1999. Pours with a hazy to milky brown body. Aroma of raisins, light smoke, toffee and caramel. Taste is smoke, raisins, spice and light toffee. Light bubbles.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Noogfest High 5. Sample from a bottle thanks to TheBeerSommelier. Rusty brown-red, thin light tan head. Aroma is raisins and dark fruit. Taste is raisins, plums, caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (12297) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2009
@Noogfest High5 Thanks thebeersommolier-22oz bottlepours a retaining light brown head and cloudy brown color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate, earthy. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, earthy hops bite. High carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5317) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2009
Sample from Noogfest High 5. The body was reddish brown with a yelloing khaki head. This was overcarbonated. The bread dough and raisin aroma was fairly pleasing. Taste of sweet peanuts and caramel. There was a slightly dry woody finish. Nice stuff, they need to get the carbonation down.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Sampled at Noogfest High 5. Pours reddish brown with huge beige head and heavy carbonation. The aroma is caramel, peat, some carob, and pennies. The flavor is earth, peat, lots of sweet caramel, and a little bit of fruitiness. Pretty good beer, but there I just have a hard time getting into it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2009
2007. Thanks CSchwaz! Heavily oxidized malt aroma, some raspberry essence. Mousey chestnut. More oxidized malt and brown sugar, to a fault in my opinion. Warms with raw alcohol in the finish.


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