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RATINGS: 4090   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2005
Pours dark ruby with lasting 1/4 inch tan head. Aroma is flowery with strong hops. Taste is strong with hops and cloves. There is a hint of citrus as well. The cloves carry on into the aftertaste. Carbonation is low, so it’s easy to swallow a big gulp and appreciate the taste. The alcohol taste is not overpowering and creates a nice warmth going down. This is my first American strong ale, and it is excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (9948) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2005
Bottle. Chestnut in colour with a fluffy beige head. Aromas are spices and pine with toffee lurking in the background - also alcohol, obviously. Flavours are initially soft toffee and caramel malts that are soon superceded by dry, woody, yet green pine. Very prickly on the palate with a bitter finish. The very powerful alcohol almost destroys the beers character. Almost.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2005
damn good beer, not as powerful as the double bastard, but I think I like it better. It’s like a taste explosion. Just name about 15 charachters on smell and taste in your head real quick and I’ll bet they are in this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4653) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2005
Bottle. Brown/reddish beer with a caramel/dry aroma and a lightly hoped flavour. The beer is dizzy juice, dry and bitter with a very vinous edge.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
onelststnd (19) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 5, 2005
The first thing you notice is nice aroma on th is on. Not too strong, just right. Has a nice taste, not too bitter. Not heavy like some ales can be. All in all, a good but not spectacular ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
altkencru (143) - USA - OCT 31, 2005
Pretty good, although definitely not a drinking beer. This is another high alcohol beer better done while reading a book or relaxing after a long day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Pours a dark ruby with big white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, raisin and a slight hop and alcohol. Taste is similar, but caramel and malt dominate through and through in this heavy chewy ale with a nice aftertaste of toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
They’re not kidding. It is truly an aggressive beer. Very nicely hopped, with still a fair representation of malt. A big beer for big beer drinkers, although I suspect half the reason I drink it is for the image....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2005
You can taste a nice base of caramel, malt, and some spice. This is suddenly and deligtfully washed over by some fantastic citrus-like hops. This is a tastefully powerful beer that really is pretty damn arrogant and not for the faint of heart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tlitt2 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2005 On tap at Mellow Mushroom. Dark orange with tan head, looks beautiful. Powerfully sweet aroma, like cooked sugar and hops. Biting fruit, like grapefruit, piney, hoppey. Palate is fairly heavy. This beer owns me.

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