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RATINGS: 3666   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Dark amber in color. Difficult to see through in a glass. Head is dark cream color. Taste is very full with the carmel and malt being much more noticeable to me than the hops. Heavy beer. Alcohol content also seems noticeable to me. I would need to drink this with food.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2004 22 oz bottle. Have had numerous fresh bottles recently. The citrussy hops explode in the aroma with a big carmel maltiness. Flavor is rich and aggressively hopped with US hops. I love the balance of big hops with the rich carmel maltiness. Has become a standard. Same rating.
Initial taste:Sampled at the GBOA @ Lake Harmony. Smelled and tasted as if aged for around a year. Hoppy and sweet aroma. Rich malty flavor balanced with american hops. Reminded me of some of my 2 year old Homebrewed barley wine...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a dark amber color with a medium creamy head. Good tasting brew with hints of caramel mixed in with lots of malt and big hops.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZepolK (102) - South Side Montebello, California, USA - NOV 21, 2003
Rich red color with hop, pine and somewhat sweet aroma. Medium off white head with little lacing. Full rich flavor of caramel, malt and hops. Complex and strong with nice alcohol warming. Great strong American ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Almost a ruby brown in color with a fluffy tan head. Alcoholic hoppy aroma. Flavor is very layered. Sweet, then malty, then hoppy. Nice bitter leave. Not for everyone, but DEFINATELY for the strong willed.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2003
Amber color with a white head. The taste is sweet with a complex finish of bitter and aromatic hops.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 19, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2005 Brown color, tan head. Beautiful juicy fruit aroma (peach). Creamy bitter and dry. Citrus flavor with some malt and nuttiness. Nice and hoppy. GREAT.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2003
This beer was great. The head was cream colored and abundant. Lacing was all the way around the glass. It had the color of mahogany wood: a very nice, rich amber. It was crystal clear and had a sweet aroma to it. The maltiness hits first and goes down smooth. The hops hit in the back of the mouth and leave a nice aftertaste. This is a great ale.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGeek (6) - Columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2003 does not count
I was thoroughly impressed with this beer. Such a robust flavor and finishes very nicely.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2003
holy shit i love this stuff my god it almost turns me on more than my wife does but i wont go there..the taste of this is so smooth and sweet its like drinking honey from the hive.pours a awesome head leaves a great aftertaste in your mouth im amazed how good this ALE is.


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