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RATINGS: 3980   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5632) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2005
The aroma is all about strong floral and fruity hops. The beer is dark red and left a thin lace on the glass. Herbal flavor with lots of hop bitterness. Heavy and full bodied.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Bottle. Deep reddish amber with a quickly fading head and good lacing; there’s a good skin the whole way down. Aromas are not quite as "arrogant" as expected-- caramel malts, light roasted notes, clovelike spiciness, ethanol, hops citrus and some sourness. Full mouthfeel, almost creamy on the palate. Flavors of all the above sort of get tossed about and then settle into a very long, tacky sweet&sour aftertaste. Great stuff. Pour both glasses at once-- that second one’ll be just right when you get to it.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
surfrules (1) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 4, 2005 does not count
This is one beer good something fierce! This beer purs like a typical Pale Ale but the taste is far from it. The good part about this beer is thatis not too much head. It is not too rich and can easily be drunk during the bitter cold or a nice hot Death Valley afternoon. Definetly not for the weak, and hippis of course....

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LioNiNoiL (8) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2005 does not count
very dark brown, fine creamy tan head, nicely full-bodied with a bitter, hoppy start and clean, sweet finish — much better than expected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
(Bottle 65 cl) Beautiful and very red coloured, clear beer with a creamy head leaving a sophisticated lacework. Roasted, nutty aromas. Lots of roasted malt and caramel. And then of course lots of dry hops. 290705

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
One of my favorites. Good amber color. Very complex smoky, caramel malt flavors, excellent hop bite. Very aggressive as advertised, but well balanced.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sirphobos (32) - 29 Palms, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
from a 22 to a glass to my stomache. drank to much of it though. 4 22s to many as a matter of fact. great beer lots o hops not for the weak fizzy yellow beer drinkers.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy orange coloured with an off white head. Aroma of hops with notes of malts and dried fruits. Sweet flavour of malts, fruits and dried fruits with a hoppy finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 29, 2005
pint is a beautiful wood-stain reddish brown, with a 1/2" tan head that retains well and leaves good lace. aroma is very busy, with big notes of caramel and roasted malt wrestling with the high, piney tones of citric domestic hops. flavor is all over the place - every flavor note is on high - malt sweetness, roast caramel, grapefruit, pine resin, bitterness, leading to a full-on mess. way too thick and chewy in the finish, and totally inharmonious. just a car crash. this is not worthy of the intelligent consumer. there are a lot better big beers than this over-hyped ale.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2005
22 oz 2004 bomber. Pours a reddish brown color with a thick creamy head. Smells of malts, hops, and has a little pine scent to it. Taste is malty, hoppy, with a slight citrus element to it. Very creamy in taste and it has a nice bite to it. Similar to the Stone 8th anniversary ale without the smoky flavor.


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