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RATINGS: 3724   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably wonít like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
721Lance (60) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
At the draft in oceanside. Perfect American strong ale with tons of hops malts biscuit toffee rich with perfect big peppery hop flavors. Been on of my favorites forever and always so consistent. aAaaaaa++++++

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DPBeer (2) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
Tasted on draught for the first time at Barley Mow (Bristol) stone Tap Takeover. Fantastic beer - goes straight into my 30 top 10 beers. superb aroma followed by good mouth. Hops are very prominent but good malt also. Great balance with strong biitter taste. Very good finish leaving hops, malt and bitterness on the palate

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esox (1164) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Tap. Orangey brown beer thin lacy head. Aroma has lots of dried fruits: raisins, pineapple, wine gums and mangoish-floral-orange hops and whiffs of creamy toffy and toasted nuts. Thick malt flavor is not sweet; more like liquid white bread. Heavy, resinous and woody bitterness. Toasted almond and slight sherry notes gathering in the intense aftertaste. Hop flavor never seems to fade. Thick, slightly oily texture, full body. Iíve had bottled version a couple of times before and both are equally impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (917) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
Aroma is honey, roasted malts, caramel, and light tanin bitterness. Taste is sweet malts balanced very well with the hop profile. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (403) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bomber, mahogany pour with creamy lasting light tan head, decent lacing, sweet malt, some dried fruit\prune, roasted, some wood, some bitterness at the end as well as some pronounced yeast, more resin than citrus not as overly aggressive as advertised

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
crazy_cat_lady (182) - - FEB 13, 2015
On tap at beerbistro. Warm brown with off white head. Lovely lacing on the pint glass. Very upfront bitter flavour that dissipates quickly. Not overly fond the first few sips, but it started to grow on me. Touch of caramel and toffee, but overpowered by the bitterness. Not bad, but not my favourite. Ended up not being able to finish my glass. Way too bitter for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2164) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
Pours brown with a fading head. Nose shows sweet rich malt, caramel, piny and resinous hops. Similar rich, malty and bitter flavours. Comes off a little abrasive, could use a bit more sweet clean malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpreo (1848) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Having enjoyed other American Strong Ales, Barleywines, and Russian Imperial Stouts, this one was not as tough as it wishes it was. It is delicious, however.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mvp (169) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Kind of a grainy aroma. Dark reddish brown hue with a off white head. Strong flavor that isnít over powering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abrakarl (372) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
Maybe there was something wrong with this one? Had it on tap and it was nowhere near the double bastard I like so much. Weak aroma and decent flavour.

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