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RATINGS: 3823   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (904) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a medium brown deep amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is boozy, molasses, dark fruits. Flavor is toasty, caramel. Solid.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (3406) - BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle bought at the BeerTemple, thanks to Ster for keeping this aside. Classic red strong ale with thick, moussy, lacing, light yellowish white head and beautifully deep and warm, orangey copper red colour, clear with quiet fizz, misty with deposit. Strong bouquet of caramel, biscuit, persimmon, toast, gingerbread, dried grapefruit peel, spruce needles, nutmeg, roasted pine nuts, bourbon, dried apricot, walnuts, white pepper, dried flowers, hay, pipe tobacco and green tea. Clean fruity onset, crisp, subdued sweetishness with a light salty edge, red berries, orange peel, smooth body with soft carbo, lovely smooth maltiness, caramelly, nutty and very toasted, bittersweet with a long drying finish of firm, peppery, dried citrus-peel and lightly piney hop bitterness, warming the throat along with a dash of bourbon-like alcohol. Very pleasant, smooth, characterful beer, as the ’arrogance’ on the bottle would indeed suggest. Glad I finally tasted this classic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (535) - HUNGARY - AUG 17, 2015
Festői szépségű ital, ragyogó rubin árnyalattal, küllemre maga a tökély. Letaglózó komlós aromái szinte törik az utat a szaglószervünk felé, fenyőerdők vad ösvényén találhatjuk magunkat rögvest. A juharszirupos, borszerű jegyeket is megcsillantó illatáradatot az ízek végtelen mélysége követi - ha létezik kimagasló összetettséggel bíró komlóközpontú sör, ez lenne az. Olajos magvak, cukorka, muskotály, mazsola és faháncsos jelleg egyszerre robban a szánkban, tűéles pontossággal villanak meg az egyes ízjegyek. Lecsengése enyhén száraz, hosszan elnyúló kesernyét adó, egyediséget hirdető végszavú, arrogáns módon vágja a képünkbe, milyen remekbe szabott sörrel is van dolgunk.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
chriszfat (34) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Pours dark with full head from bomber. Aroma is strong. Starts easy and builds with bit harsh finish. Complex darker beer than I expected.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ahuth (60) - - AUG 15, 2015
Bottled. Nice dark brown taste. Has a sweet malt taste. Has a slight almond after taste. Alright dark ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (153) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
A solid off-white head atop a rich looking deep amber-brown colour. The nose warns of the malt to come, with a touch of citrus hops. Roasted malt is the hallmark of the "Bastard" series. Secondary tastes include rich dark berries, citrus and piney hops, and toffee. Solid richness in the body works well with the soft carbonation. A clean sweetness that isn’t cloying helps smooth it all together. A really great beer, but I am not giving it extra "Rogue" points.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CurbDog (27) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2015
Big tan head, pesistant, nice lace. Dark amber colour, clear, obviously filtered. Caramel, toffee, pine aroma. Stronger pine in the flavour with mild chocolate and strong bitterness. Med-light body with dry finish and lingering bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lukasmh (618) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2015
Tap. Pours clear brown amber with frothy huge beige head, long lasting. Aroma is malty, toffee, fresh orange and hops. Some tobacco.Has grassy notes from the hops, almost minty too. Dried fruits and toasty malts. Quite fruity and fresh. Taste os toasty and malty at first, then comes the fruity, yammy and biitter hops. Alon some bitter chocolate and coffe. Delicious tobacco to find. Grapefruit, zesty orange and spicy honey. Light body with nice carbonation and hoppy fresh bitter finish. Quite creamy and oily feel though. Long lasting bitterness with some minty notes and peach candy. This one grew a lot on me as i drank it! Really dry and toasty finish along the hops.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pepe87 (2) - Rülzheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2015 does not count
Great strong ale with a delicious taste and aroma, despite its strong taste and hoppiness it won’t have that excessively bitter taste that many other well-known strong ales high in hops leave, but will deliver a fine feel in the palate. Perhaps one of the best strong dark ales around, a must-drink if you’re into strong hoppy ales.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clockk (203) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - AUG 10, 2015
Muy buena espuma con gran consistemcia. Sabor maltoso y lupulizado. Olor herbal. Buen cuerpo. Una gran cerveza.


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