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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hope and King is a full-body brew and is rich in malt complexity. Brewed with both English and American barley and many, many specialty malts this deeply colored ale has hints of roasted chocolate, caramel and raisins with very little hop presence. Our interpretation of the classic ale that originated in Glasgow, Scotland.

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2.5
hezron (614) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2006
I was dissapointed with this brew.... Aroma of caramel, burnt brown sugar and some other malt complexity that I think might be peat smoke but I just can’t tell. Dark, dark amber with a thin, off-white head. Flavor is flat: malty with some stale bread notes. Sweet and uninteresting with a hint of astringency in the finish. Medium body with a slightly oily texture. Perhaps this was at the end of its run?

3.8
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 6, 2005
A well made brew right here. Brown body with a light brown head. Aroma was sweet malts, scotch, and even some smokiness. The caramel scotch flavors were very present to compliment a luscious sweet malt body.

3.7
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Deep ruddy brown clean pour, with a thin off-white head. Sweet plum and candy cane aroma. Wow. Rich, smoky, deep oaky flavor, with a quaint grain and earthiness. Deep, coarse malt and a brown sugar and cake frosting flavor. Finish is a bit sugary, but also dry. No alcohol noted.

3.4
RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Huge roasted malt flavors with highlights of burnt molasses and dried fruits. Definite smoky/peaty flavors put this one over the top for me. Nice alcohol burn in the finish as well.

3.6
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 3, 2005
Growler. Pours a dark brownish color, light hints of red or purple and the head is off white and lacey. Aroma is big roast and very malty. Some dark dry fruits involved. Taste is semi sweet with lots of roastiness and a hint of malt thrown in.

3.6
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Dark reddish-brown color; nice head that leaves tons of lace. Aroma of rich malts, lots of molasses, and dark dried fruits with a slight sting of alcohol. Very sweet but feels a little dry because of the alcohol. Seems like someone put a drop or two of scotch into this.

3.9
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 2, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 Dark brown with copper hue. Smells of dark chocolate and heaps of it! Tastes the same with sweet Kahlua-like flavours and alcohol notes. Extra smooth with medium body and finishes witha light roasted taste. One for my fiance Jenee. Scrummy.

3.5
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2005
On tap at Town Hall, this beer pours to a dark red/brown body with a thin tan head and a cascading body. The aroma is burnt malts and nuts, barley. The flavor is burnt malts, light chocolate, peat, light banana and light wood. The palate is full and slighty carbonated and acidic.

3.4
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2005
pours a dark mahogony w/ an oatmeal looing tan head that laces well ane does some cascading. Smells of weak scotch a mild malt and a grassy hop w/ hints of lemon rind. Palate is sticky a lil well coated and smooth but a bit thin lightly carbonated. Flavor is a very light candied plum brown sugar a weak carmel and a tiny bourbon finish.

3.6
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Dark red body with a thin tan head. Sweet malty aroma with a very nice sweet flavor of toffe and chocolate chip cookies. Was that a light brandy at the end?


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