Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 3855   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blade86 (1019) - Wrocław, POLAND - SEP 5, 2015
Dark ruby, slightly hazy, medium long-lasting off-white foam; lots of caramel and fruits in aroma; high bitterness, medium sweetness; full body, thick, oily feel, average carbonation, long bitter finish; Overall: Very nice taste and aroma, very "solid" beer, without flaws, considerably good drinkability

-- rated with beerbasher

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Turtles (934) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
Tap @ Bishops Arms Hornsgatan. Almost clear amber, tanned lacing head. Pine aroma with sweet fruit, figs, dried apricot, caramel, toffee. Silky smooth mouthfeel, full bodied. Complex taste, got full malt body with caramel, maple syrup, oak, toffee, dried fruit. Finish dry pine bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2154) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
Had this once in a bar in Point Loma, in 2001. This time a sample sized glass from tap @ Beer Temple. Nice clear red/dark copper color. Big reddish brownish head, good lacing. Aroma: somewhat vegetal, roasted, along with caramel and fruits retronasal. Flavor is bitter, roasted. Medium bodied. Finish is roasted and firm bitter. Interesting that this is so popular, ícause itís certainly not an easy pleaser.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (1136) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 2, 2015
Amber, light copper (EBC 16-18), light opalescent with a fine poring beige head and good lacings. Aromas of orange marmelade, dried fruits like figs and notes of toffee, caramel, herbs and some wood-honey and pine develop. Soft carbonation, smooth, full bodied. Toffee caramel sweetness building a nice harmonic herbal, grassy, pine bitterness. Lasting bit sweet yet dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1668) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle at BBF LAb. Copper colour with tan head. Grain, yeast and amlt aroma. Sweet, grain ,bitter, caramel, malt and yeast taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (399) - - AUG 31, 2015
Bomber from the LCBO. Pours a muddy brown with a thin off-white head. Aromas have some hoppiness to them, but you quickly get malts, caramel, some gingerbread cookies, a bit of red fruits. Fairly creamy mouthfeel. On the palate Iím getting a melange of grapefruit, spices, slightly sweet malty biscuits, toasty roastiness, with a rye bread twinge on the swallow and after taste. A pretty darned complex and balanced ale. Worth seeking out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lowandslow1972 (12) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Well I liked it despite label. Hoppy aroma dark orange to red color. Taste malty and bitter hoppy. Pretty high in alcohol so not too many for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1160) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2015
On tap at The Archive for Armakeggon. I know what all the hype is about, great full flavoured beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (1090) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Very mild smell but cold beer, very cool red color though...very slightly sweet at first, hoppier right after and it lingers....bold flavor...little more bitter than I like

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (485) - - AUG 22, 2015
Never forgot this one. Think I first had a few (ended messily) about 12 years ago. Revisited now with more focus on taste. Big and bold hoppy bitterness. It lingers. Rich and sweet malt. This is a big, strong ale. Yes there are subtle notes too - fruit and nuts, caramel.

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