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RATINGS: 3704   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghendrix (129) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark red with a fluffy beige head. Aromas of caramel, red fruits, resin. Medium strong bitter, medium sweet. Medium-heavy body.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 17, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 08.21.14. A: Sour. Malt sweetness as a base. Caramel is there too. A: 2 finger off-white/yellow head. Nearly opaque red body. T: Sourness dominates. Bitter hops and metal are more subtle. P: I didn’t care enough to notice. O: Sourness is first, then sweet malt, bitterness, and a fade into sweetness. It was complex and weird. It had a lingering annoyingly sharp bitterness along with a flavor of metal. This was not for me. Drain pour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamesonpatz (23) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter. A - Smells floral, a little fruity, quite bitter, and just a hair boozy. A - Deep reddish brown hue. Fairly hazy with a small lightly tanned head. T - floral and fruity up front. Bit of caramel sweetness rushes in at the middle of the sip. More floral notes appear on the bitter finish. P - Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Beer has very intense aromas and flavors. I feel the medium body and smoothness help balance those elements. O - Beer is so assertive in it’s flavors, but very well-balanced. Creates a great drinking experience. And the beer gets even tastier as it warms up! "Never turn your back on your beer."

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (366) - - JAN 9, 2015
Smell light & fresh with a fruity sweet taste to start with but this only lulls you into a false sense of security about what is to come as you get clotheslined by bitterness. To say this beer is aggressively hopped would be a massive understatement as your mouth gets scoured. An excellent beer that lives up to its name. Not for the faint mouthed! Rated by BrewTom

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (149) - - JAN 4, 2015
Poured from a bomber into a tulip. Deep reddish brown topped with a thick light tan head that pours super thick and dissipates into a frothy had that remains across the remainder of the beer. Aromas of pine, caramel, bitter hops, finished by booze. Medium carbonation, and oily mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
From a bottle. Pours dark copper with trace of white head and light carbonation. Faint malty aroma, with an initial malt sweetness followed on by piney hops bite. Bitter lingering finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (486) - - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. red ale with good cream head. Aroma it leathery and malty, quite hoppy too. Taste is Sweet and bitter. Medium carbonation and full body with a bit of oil, beautiful mouthfeel from a bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a hazy amber with a thin off white head. Fruity and hops aroma. Roasted malt and bitterness taste. Good beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (471) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowenbrau (2390) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2014
66cl bottle from BottleDog, London. 12-09-2014.
Pours hazy amber with frothy off white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Citrusy, earthy, caramel aromas. Medium body, average carbonation, subtle crispy texture. Taste is quite bitter, dry, caramel, fruity. Robust beer, dry and bitter finish. Very enjoyable


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