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RATINGS: 3557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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.

WABeerChick's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WABeerChick (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2004
I dig this beer mostly for its color. The taste is really bold. I bought a 22 oz bottle and it took me awhile to drink it. As it warmed up towards the end of the bottle, the malts came though and I got this cool coffee-like subdued flavor. I've had this beer before and I'll certainly have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (113) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Pours a reddish brown, hazy, and had a small khaki head. Aroma is very malty and sweet smelling. Some citrus fruit hops in the background as well. Taste is caramel, bread, roasted grains, grapefruit, and some lemon. Full body and good carb. Too much malts for me, but overall decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FestDecBeet (81) - - JUL 8, 2014
Look: pours a cloudy light brown or dark red. Head is thick and looks like something from a soda. Smell: fruity citrus aroma. Very sweet smell like a barleywine. Makes my mouth water. Dark fruit. Taste: bitter up front. Apples and other dark fruit. Lots of alcohol. Slight malt after taste. Feel: thick film on the mouth. Very dry. Medium to carbonation Overall: ok, not as fruity as I like. Definitely a stone beer. Similar to a hoppy barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (53) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Poured from a 650ml bottle, dark reddish brown, tan head, aroma is rasiny malt and spicy hops a little celery. Flavor is spicy hops with some pine, dark fruit flavor from the malt. Medium mouthfeel medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (523) - New York, USA - JUN 29, 2014
The beer has a beautiful dark ruby red hue with good clarity and a creamy light tan head. The thick creamy head has good retention and slowly fades to a thin cap of frothy foam. From this head I get lots of cool lacing and lace rings on the glass. It has a big juicy citrusy hop presence over nice bready maltiness in the background. There is a good solid mix of bready, caramely, grainy malt with loads of juicy of citrusy, grapefruity, lemony, and piney hop notes. The hops bring solid bitterness which slowly fades off the tongue deep into the finish. The palate has a firm yet still easy drinking texture with active carbonation and a good solid medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidS80 (14) - - JUN 29, 2014
A malt lovers dream, toasty, roasted, goodness. Caramel notes, with a nice hop bitterness without being overpowering. A really well balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt4054 (34) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Good bitter ale, caramel flavor and good malt. Nice taste and would great again. Bitterness isn’t overpowering, but makes the beer unique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (113) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark hazy amber. Light bready aroma with lots of hops. Strong bitter hop taste with a long aftertaste. Well made beer, but not my type. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mlane76 (7) - Albany, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
22 oz. Bottle from local liquor store....Drinkable but heavy lemon peel taste....love the aroma but again....not a fan of lemon peel....love lemons, not the peel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1219) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Pours a deep clear amber reddish color with white head. Floral notes, some caramel malt, a little spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
warhawk91 (291) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Fresh 12 oz. bottle. Pour is a nice deep transparent amber with a sticky lacy off-white head. Aroma is a sweet caramel earthy malt with maybe some dark fruit. Big hop character, pine and citrus. Taste is similar, big flavorful bready sweet malt with piny bitterness with grapefruit and sweet citrus in the finish. Really good one.

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