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RATINGS: 3747   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.


DANEgerous' rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DANEgerous (93) - Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Aroma: A deep rich bouquet of hey, oats, Grain grain hops reminiscent of artisan bakeries, Farms and of course fantastic breweries/ Appearance: Deep dark amber tinges of red and orange when held to light, long lasting tan head Taste: Fantastic and classic, nothing fancy our out of the ordinary just straight craftsmanship. How all ale should taste. Plate: Moderate in all regards, nicely balanced Overall: Fantastic balance, a definite essay on what good beer is only drank as opposed to read.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tekstr1der (110) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2015
Beautiful looking brew - deep, clear garnet topped with sticky off-white head. Smells of citrus, caramel and alcohol. Flavors are bold indeed - pine and grapefruit leaving a lasting, heavy bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (804) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2015
Rating number 800. Mahogany colour, off white head. Aroma of caramel, wet wood, not a lot of the aroma actually. Taste is light sweet, very bitter, the aftertaste is not very plesant, is astrengent as fuck. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. I guess I was expecting a lot. A bit of a let down...

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
paintedmaple (499) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
220z bottle...I realize that this is now a classic and that there was a time that this was ’edgy’ beer...not anymore. Today this stuff is barely average. Overly sweet and sticky with zero hop high notes - only enough bitterness to balance some of the sweetness. First time I’ve had this in years and hopefully it will be awhile until I have another.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ngejo (481) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 24, 2015
Tap. Clear, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertLiley1 (40) - - APR 23, 2015
Definitely an American strong ale!!! Pours a very dark color a strong malt flavor initially but finishes a very very bitter finish if you like bitter beer face this is for you !!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1205) - AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2015
650 ML bottle Non grey so yay! Dark crimson color, light tan head. Good head that falls to a thick collar. Nose is caramel, pine, citrus and biscuit. Well balanced nose. Forward and backward bitterness. Smoothed out by the caramel. Lots of pine, grapefruit and citrus. Medium bodied, slightly sweet and very well balanced. Classic beer from the US for what it represented

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
smallfry (158) - - APR 20, 2015
(Tap) Really nice aroma and flavor! Just, a little too bitter and astringent aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
petebananafish (9) - - APR 16, 2015 does not count
I had this with Mark and John and Bekah in Sacramento on our trip out west. At garden to grill vegan restaurant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkyCrow (94) - Washington, USA - APR 16, 2015
Draft. Beautiful red appearance. Very easy to drink red ale. Solid in every category.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Belgrave (25) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Pours a bubbly dark mahogany with a lovely large foamy off-white head. Aroma is a near-perfect blend of fresh citrus hops, roasted malt, caramel and spices. Flavour follows the aroma but the hops are more upfront.


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