Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 3839   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

DentonShanks' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DentonShanks (25) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Solid drinking beer, a little weak in flavor, not much to stand out, smooth with the very tiny spice, not a bad beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbertels (252) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is not much - a bit surprising. May the thick foam be blocking? But the taste! Rich, richer, richest. Aroma is nutty, malty, hoppy but what else? coffee-ipaesque notes, black tea that has sat too long. Even some red fruit! Umami, cream and chocolate. Toasted bread. Complex is a cliche normally but this is the exception. This is the real full-bodied deal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidezdonz (91) - , HONG KONG - OCT 5, 2015
A 22 oz bomber with an enjoy by date of 9th October 2015 and poured into a snifter glass. Poured a very nice clear dark copper amber colour with a one finger tanned head with low retention but leaves spotty lacing. There were strong caramel malt aromas followed by maple syrup, toffee, almond and pineapple. Also hints of minerals and piney hops towards the finish. Taste was sweet-ish roasted caramel malts mixed with grapefruit and pine hop bitterness. The finish is a very nice long lasting bitterness. Mid to full bodied with medium carbonation and nice light alcohol warmth. Overall, I haven’t had the chance to try many American Strong Ales, but this one was really good. Great balance and the lasting bitterness at the end along with the light alcohol warmth make it really enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nazbion (142) - Tübingen, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
Pours dark amber with persistent creamy beige head. Aroma of malts, caramel, bread, pine and some spices. Taste is sweet and bitter, with lingering bitterness. Medium body, sticky, alcohol well inserted. A great craft for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarcoDL (3085) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Copper color. Aroma of caramelised malt and pine mostly. Simple taste of caramel, malt, pine and a dry grassy finish. Nice, but really overrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ANZUShophunter (136) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2015
On tap at Prince Alfred Hotel, Ipswich. Copper in colour with a frothy head and nice lacing. Rich malt profile with a strong bitter palate that make it one strong brew as advertised. One to be savoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Torrefacto (1030) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 22, 2015
Caoba oscuro limpio y espuma beis compacta. Aromas de frutos rojos, melaza, especias, anis, naranja, pino. Cuerpo meloso medio, sabor inicial dulce, frutos rojos, anís, melaza y final de amargor intenso y resinoso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Achel (239) - GREECE - SEP 21, 2015
A deep red beer with a beutiful head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol and berries. The flavor is very complex with notes of cowberries, grass and enourmous amounts of hops which makes the end extremely grassy and dry. A wonderful beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yy0pp (967) - - SEP 17, 2015
On tap. Deep amber color with tiny head. Aroma - Strawberry marmelade, dark fruit, caramel. Taste - Light sweetness, very bitter, pine, toffee, citrus, herbs. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (743) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
Visual: Pours deep translucent reddish-brown with a gorgeous super frothy lasting head, very sticky thick lacing, 2mm retention, barely any activity - a bubble here and there. Nose: light toasted caramel malts, a touch of booze, citrusy hop cones. (lvl-3)-pungency Attack: immediate biting bitter hops, silky-micro bubbly feel Mid-palate: metallic, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) toffee malts, brown sugar, pine hops Finish: bold hoppy bitter dryness, grass, bitter finish. Summary: Full-bodied, great texture, bold bitter hops, sweet malty mids = overall great balance and complexity to keeps you sipping and flavour searching. Could be a little less aggressively bitter at the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ffaoe (354) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2015
slight malt and faint roasty aroma. brown in color with a nice head. malty with nice roasted malt flavors, hints of coffee upfront, finishes with hop bitterness.

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