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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It is a dark amber colored, Full bodied strong ale. English caramel malt and Briess maltings special roast impart the color and heavy malt character. Previously at 7.1%

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3.1
rayOfBeer (680) - El Cerrito, California, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Poured from tap at Triple rock brewing a clear brown with a small off white head. Aroma was soft with wood, caramel, and barnyard funk(hay, straw). The flavor had a bit of hay, toast, soft caramel, some wood, and malt. The palate is not very sweet and mildly bitter. Just didn’t have a whole lot of flavor, rather bland or maybe just didn’t pair well with what I was eating. I’ll have to go back and try without food.

4
elelwarren (140) - SF Bay area, California, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Draft from cask. Beautiful, lasting tan head on this bronze beer. Aroma bready, with floral tones as well. Buttery, smooth mouthfeel, with creamy & soft bubbles. Tasted quite different from Tree Frog Ale- a bit sharper, in fact. I enjoyed!
Earlier Rating: 11/20/2007 Total Score: 3.1
Floral & sweet at first taste, becoming less sweet, almost dry, towards the end. A bit hoppier than I had expected, with some spicy end notes. Thin mouth feel, medium carbonation, no head whatsoever. Strong alcohol flavors balanced by fruitiness in some swallows. I ate this w/ a decent chicken sandwich & slaw, which may have affected some of my experience...

3.3
bhensonb (15760) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
On draft at the brewpub (7.6%). Deep roasted malt aroma with a touch of smoke. Very dark amber color with a minimal beige head. Medium body and very mild carbonation. Dark roasted flavor with no real sign of hop. The finish is a bit sweet, balanced only by the roasted aspect. Eventually some bitter does build up in the mouth.

3.2
goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
GABF 2007: Poured a clear amber color with an off-white head. Light fruit and chocolate make up the aroma. Milk chocolate flavor with toasty and nutty malt. medium body.

3.9
Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - OCT 12, 2007
Another great nutty, stoney, scotch ale. That seems to be their specialty. Very good stuff.

3.2
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2007
(On tap) Claimed to be 7.6% ABV. Clear, orangey brown with an off-white head. Nutty aroma. Fairly full-bodied with an extremely soft mouthfeel. Malty, nutty character with some alcohol. The finish is dry. 200307

2.9
bb (9789) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Draft. Rich amber beer with an off-white head. Low malty aroma. Caramel, cocoa flavor with a bit of light citrus hop backing. Lots of malt, but hops linger. Medium-light bodied and easy drinking.

3.4
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Clear copper body with minimal white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, cherry, some herbal/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit/herbal, light cherry, mild alcohol. Medium-full body.

2.9
Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Tap. Hazy brown ale with a faint nose of biutterscotch. Leafy tatse. sweet start with not much hops. Not well balanced. Lighter bodied lacking in something. (June 2004).

3.2
MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 17, 2004
(strong beer month ’04 in san francisco) This english style ale pours copper colored. Very smooth for the high abv but lacking any distinguishable flavors. A bit sweet with some caramel.


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