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RATINGS: 4015   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   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.


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2005
hoppy, malty this brew has everything and it kicks you in the teeth with every sip.......there is an actually non-aggressive chocolate taste somewhere in the middle......this is a masterpiece from stone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2005
Pours dark amber with a quite nice tan head. Malty and hoppy aroma with a little buttery and fruity touch. Flowery, bitter, extreme hoppy flavour with small hints of pineneedles. Dry finish. Full bodied. Long aftertaste. This is great stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled. Dark red colour, small brownish beige head. Fruits in sweet aroma along with some hoppy hints also present. Strong hoppy flavour with fruity and hayish finish. Also some smoke and bitter notes in aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16080) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
Red ruby color, small tanned head. Strong flowery hoppy nose. All hops, hops and hops with some sweetness underlying. Not very complex beer - propably heaven to hopheads, not for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilsnerrogge (2797) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2005
(Draught@Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Dark amber colour. Ok head. Hop, caramel and malt aroma. Very hoppy, very bitter, very complex.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Ahhh... at last we meet, you arrogant SOB! Nothing like what I expected, but quite amazing nonetheless. Strong, stark, attack of licorice at first bite, with a symphony of woody, earthy, undertones for support. In spite of this, quite mild over the top to the finish, with a warm, bold, bitter (but not agressively so) finish. Color and lacing? Tres magnifique! I thought Fat Tire was good until I drank this... Uhhh, sorry, I AM worthy! I want some more!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (17911) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Nice shiny dark amber with a small brownish head. A bit maltyand fruity at first then it turns clearly hoppy. Very hoppy dry flavor, some pine and grapefruit. Even more hops and bitterness in the long finish. Lovely, but not a beer you drink alot of in one evening...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2005
(Draught@Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Deep red-brownish color with a small but tight head. Slightly stuffy and wineous aroma with some smokiness and berries. Very dry, aromatic hoppiness in the flavor - almost like eating raw hop pellets. Too much hops at this point of tasting, not very balanced IMO.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tennisjoel (1343) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Clear maroon red color. Average head, good head retention. Aroma is sweet & fruity, cherry. Taste is chocolate, with a nice hop finish. Creamy, goes down very easy. Very good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2005
(sampled draught at Stockholm Beer Festival) Clear reddish brown with a rich stable tan head. Wonderful fruity aroma of plums, cherries, figs and chocolate with a earthy undertone. Thick sweet flavour of cherries, caramel and yellow fruit. Creamy and solid mouthfeel. Dry grapefruity hops in the long aftertaste. Brilliant stuff!!!


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