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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
(a blend of Series 1 & 2) ALE IMPRESSIONS: Dark amber color, rich caramel malt flavor with noticeable bitterness. Slightly sweet and roasty finish, with mild hop aroma. OAK IMPRESSIONS: Flavors of French and American oak imparting unique qualities present in series one and two. Impressions of vanilla, toasted coconut and almond. 11.0% abv. • individually boxed, foil labeled 22 oz bottle

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3.2
JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Dark copper to umber in color. Small lid of beige bubbles. Sweet caramel, with a hint of oak and light fruit (raisins and dates) in the aromas. Quite sweet with caramel, melon, and spices. Alcohol scents really come out after awhile. Sweet again as we ponder the flavors. Light oak and coconut wood in the finish. Heavy fruit cake. More dessert like. I could see this being soaked into a cake and some high proof rum and torched. 2/11

2.5
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $? ][ Schnapps snifter ][ 03.25.16 ]
translucent amber, large bubbled cream head. Burnt sugar and cardboard nose screams oxidation, marmalade. Soft toffee candy front palate, plenty of sweetness and toffee through mid palate before sticky thin, boozy aged end.

3.1
jjgmd (2146) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
With Z, pours a muddy brown color with an ephemeral head. Nose is sweet toffee and caramel with mild oak. Taste is rich in caramel and toffee with heavy oakiness. Taste is sweet, with caramel and oak as well with a moderately long finish . Fair at bests! Quaff Score 7 / 10

2.9
zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016
Bomber. Pours a muddy brown with a tan head and aroma of oak and toffee. Taste is strong, of alcohol and kak with dark fruits and toffee into the warming finish.

2.7
nimbleprop (8279) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2016
22oz bottle pours a neon, cherry red with a ring of white head. Nose has cough syrup, cherries, honey. Flavor follows, cherry, raisin, cough syrup, honey, some port. Full bodied and sweet on the finish.

2.7
GenDV138 (7201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2016
Can shared at the DC Tasting on 3/25/2016. Thanks SlopeSurfer! Murky yellow with off-white head. Aromas of herbs, floral notes, citrus, honey. Tastes of citrus fruit and peel, herbs, floral notes. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Didn’t age well unfortunately.

2.3
solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 25, 2016
A bit of a syrupy mess. Amber pour with ok head. Lots of caramel. Not my thing. Bottle shared at tasting.

3.3
Iphonephan (6948) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2016
From a 22 oz bottle at the Rate Beer tasting March 25, 2016. Pours a clear amber with an off white head. Caramel nose. Sweet toffee flavors.

1.8
Travlr (24286) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle, four years old. Clear amber color. Vegetal aroma. Taste is rusty metal. Not good.

3.8
Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
Clear reddish amber colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, light hops, tomato. Sweet malty flavour, red fruits, caramel, light coffee. Quite full body. Malty finish, red fruits. Nice one, and indeed in between 1 and 2
(From 65cL bottle @ The Autumn Gathering Formerly Known as RBBAG (I) Mons, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)


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