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RATINGS: 4059   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Bottle. Excellent aroma of hops with a little sweetness present. Drank from a bottle, so I am not sure what it pours like. Flavor was strongly of hops, with a little sweetness and something a little like banana at the end. I wish I would have had more time to finish the bottle, but was too sleepy to finsh the pint. Great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zamboni42 (10) - USA - OCT 10, 2005
Damn fine beer. Strange bouquet of roasty, spicy, fruity, floral and chocolate notes. Very complex flavors but with a VERY strong bitter flash of an aftertaste. This is odd, as the taste isn’t all that bitter when in the mouth but comes to the fore after swallowing. Astringent mouth-feel with a vague taste of alcohol. Weird and wonderful, big flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2005 Kinda reminded me of my ex’s "academician" father, which in the real world means an arrogant bastard who happens to be a professor to back it up. Ask him a question, within his field or not, he (thought he) knew the answer! You taunt me with your arrogance, you bastard ale, just as that damn prof taunted me long ago! Anyways, this beer is quite bitter, but it is clear that this was the aggressive intention of this haughty ale. Enjoy- if you can handle it, apparently.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2005
Rated @ Stockholm beer fesival. Deep red with cream coloured head. Very hoppy aroma with apricot, grape and pine. Fresh fruity flavour with loads of hops. Somwhere in there is also som caramel.

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 (25327) - 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 (16159) - 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 (2816) - 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!


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