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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale aged in American Oak ALE IMPRESSIONS: Dark ruby red color, roasted malt flavor with apparent bitterness. Finishes with a rich caramel and espresso aroma. AMERICAN OAK IMPRESSIONS: Impressions of vanilla crème, classic crème brûlée and nougat. A little more oak flavor than series one, but with creamy intensity. 11.0% abv. • individually boxed, foil labeled 22 oz bottle

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damzz (528) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2009
Slight head that lasted. Needs to be sipped as one would a wine remembering that the bubbles punch up the alcohol effect. malty nose - ah, my wine tasting intrudes. Palate: Roasted malt with caramel and faint hops. Body is full and syrupy. Drink with a friend. Downing a couple of these will put you over the limit on the breathalyser and perhaps lead to memory loss and you do want to remember this brew.

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fiver29 (1112) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Bottle pours amber color with off white head. Aroma is mostly caramel with some oak. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and is mostly caramel with some oak. Finishes sweet. Just ok.

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bp (924) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2009
Draft at the Institute 1 yr Ann: pours a redish color with no head, aroma of licorice and dark fruit, taste is dark fruit some oak, no carbination really. OK but not up to par with some of ST’s other offerings.

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Bockyhorsey (2638) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle bought in Wi. last May. Oak aroma and heavy sweet caramel little too much. Dark red body with beige head. Flavor is thick sweet caramel and lots of alcohol presence. Thick bodyie brew. Man been waiting for the series 3 but don’t really know after first two.

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JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Not as good as I would have expected from a very solid brewer.Pours a dark ruby red with an off white head. Nose and taste are of muted malts leaning towards coffee and caramel and oak.

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fletchfighters (1604) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
A-- Poured a dark, murky brown. Very little carbonation. What was there was light brown head and disappeared quickly. No lacing at all. S-- Sweet, roasted coconut right off the bat. Some dark fruit as well. Alcohol is quite noticeable as well. More like cognac than alcohol though. T-- Thick and syrupy. That is for sure. Coconut is very dominant in the taste. Still some dark fruits but apricot stands out in the fruit part. Also get almond in this as well. Keep thinking almond joy with this. M-- Thick, syrupy and sweet. That is for sure. Very low carbonation. Sometimes medicinal and other times not in the mouth. D-- Very much a sipper. ABV is pretty well hidden but it is just sweet and syrupy that slows you down. Might have been better fresher more than anything else. I like coconut but in a way this is over the top. Worth trying more than anything else. Becoming a trend with what I have had with ST beers. Very sweet and syrupy.


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