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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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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Ratman197 (15372) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 3 litre bottle 2005 vintage poured a clear dark brownish red with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, dark fruit, light cardboard, light wood and some sherry notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, dates, carmel, spice, light cherry and a hint of wood with a smooth dry lingering malty finish.

BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2008
5oz Taster - Fred Fest 2008 - Hair of the Dog Brewing - Portland OR
Aroma – Strong oak and fruit aroma with good malt background.
Appearance – Dark Amber in color, little to no head and clear.
Flavor – A huge strong beer with a great oak flavor there was a cherry essence and it was huge with the malt.
Palate – Great Mouthfeel, good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – Rich in many flavors this was a very well made beer. Loved the flavors. Fruit, malt and a red wine barrel flavor that was not masked at all.

ChainGangGuy (4930) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 29, 2008
Bottle #49 from 2007. Appearance: Pours a quite dark, reddish-brown body with a small, ivory-colored head. Smell: Slightly boozey black cherry aroma with muted notes of malted grain and fine vintage leathers. Taste: Sweetish dark caramel flavor with a splash of two of cherry cordial. Slight perceived bitterness peeks out from around the full flavors. Hints of leather and smoke. Cherryish finish with some tannic qualities to it. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Somewhat chewy mouthfeel. Drinkability: Definitely a sipper, but a good one. If you can’t enjoy this one in front of a warm, cozy fire, at least sample it with the fine company of TheBeerCellar.

BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - APR 27, 2008
Bottle at the after-Dark Lord Day tasting. Thanks to TheBeerCellar.
The pour is a dark ruby with an abundant light tan head. There is a good amount of cherries and bourbon in the nose. Not a lot of other aromas going on here, but the ones that are here are very dense, very pleasing. Just like the aroma, there are a good amount of cherries and a lightly smoky bourbon in the flavour as well. The finish had some slightly dry, bready qualities.
I’m disappointed in my comments for this beer because I’m not able to say much other than "cherries and bourbon," but it is so deliciously balanced yet intense in its flavours.
Much thanks, BeerCellar.

WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2009 uping it from a bottle from todd, thanks hannont, i like this and i’m drunky. 4th Brewery 07-08 Brew Trip with Bikesandbeer. 2006 Vintage on tap. Pours dark red/brown with a thin ring head. Nose is sweet. Taste is very viscous malty and slippery, by far the best thing I had at this place.

goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Thanks to TBC for bringing this treat and all the guys for signing the bottle for me. Poured a very dark amber with a medium off-white head. The aroma was thick and sweet. With caramel and fruit. Some citrus and alcohol pick up the rear. The flavor was sweet and fruity as well with a mild smokey phenol. Full bodied and fairly warming with a light alcohol pepper on the tongue. The beer also gets one point for the crazy ass bottle.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: May 05, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Yankee Go Home!
Appearance: black
Aroma: sweet roasted chocolate malt aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate malt flavor, lasting bitterness, sweet milk chocolate swetmess

Date: September 19, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: brewpub
Vintage: 2008
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine beige head, silid lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma, rich fruity aroma
Body: sticky sweet body
Flavor: sweet fruiy caramel malt flavor, rich chocolate, lots of caramel sweetness and fruityness, nice fruityness, sweet dark fruit

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

Shag (3045) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Another late night cameo appearance by Jersey Matt to KPs gathering with a freakin huge bottle of this beer. A dark amber appearance with a large beige head. Some cherries, caramel, and chocolate in the aroma. Some citrus showing up in the flavor along with more cherries, caramel, nutmeg, and chocolate. A very thick and sweet tasting beer. Definitley a nice one!

scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2007
this bottle was f’ing huge. thanks beercellar2. smells sweet and sour at the same time. very yeasty and sweet tasting

unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2007
Bottle #76 2006 vintage thanks to TheBeerCellar2. Dark reddish brown color. Rich malt aroma. very syrupy texture. Nice citrus hop bitterness. Slight hint of smoke in the finish. HEAVY bodied. A very nice beer, Best I’ve had in a long time! Since when do organic beers taste sooo good and not earthy like mud. I Love Roots Brewing.

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