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RATINGS: 3729   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
Dark copper color; creamy head. The aroma is malty, hoppy but not fruity as expected; some roasted malt. Full body, very good malt, nutty. Immediately the bitterness takes over, for a bold final (again, not particularly fruity nor aromatic).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2009
Bottle. A slightly hazy, golden to copper beer with a nice, dense, beige head leaving beautyful lacings The aroma has malts and hops in a nice blend, with some roasted malts in the back. Sweet, malty, slightly roasted flavor with piney and resiny hops giving a fine bitterness that lasts for a while. Full-bodied and slightly warming. A nice and balanced beer, but is is worthy the commercial description? That doesn’t really matter, and it was really fun finding it at a Norwegian pub. (090403)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14509) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2006
Bottle from Belmont Station, Portland. Ruby colour with lasting tan head. Sour hop aroma is lovely. Malts are sour coffee. Sourish in mouth, astringent hop on end. Cats pee aroma. Rich in mouth, but slightly sour as well and then this astringency cuts in. This is more a state of mind than anything else. Take bits that are attractive, sour, astringent and here you have something arrogant. It seems to say "Here I stand with strong statements of taste and knock me down if you dare." Smells of a yeasty English bitter. Yeasty like Harveys Sussex Best Bitter. Some fullness in mouth. Yeah, I liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (14475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2010
Gravity pour at Churchkey. Labeled as dry-hopped/Simcoe. Clear copper, three-bubble head, no carbonation. Aroma of smoke, oak, bourbon, flowers. Taste has caramel, a smoky edge and a bitter finish. Great character. Easily the best beer of the night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14424) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are roast malt, wood, caramel, bitter hops and has a long bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (14037) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2009 Bottle - Thanks to Jan (ØLbaren). Copper - white head. High hoppy - violent, resin, grass, straw, grape, grass, dry. Not as focused as I expected. - I had this again a couple time efter... wow what a beer. It don’t get more balanced/focused, but just a lot better, still confusing. Bisquit, cookie, roasted, high hoppy, light sweetness... I love it !!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (13995) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 Draught. Sweet hop aroma with some caramellized sugar. Deep chestnut colour. Light brown head, creamy and quite stable. The flavour is quite hoppy, on the brink of snapping the aroma hop flavour. Rather bitter aftertaste. Quite drinkable in spite of its ABV. 7 3 7 3 17

Bottle at GBBF08. Caramelly aroma, slightly rough. Nice clear dark chestnut colour. The flavour is also quite caramelly. Some hoppiness, quite bitter, and slightly rough. 7 3 7 3 19

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13363) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Red ruby color, small tanned head. Strong flowery hoppy nose. All hops, hops and hops with some sweetness underlying. Not very complex beer - propably heaven to hopheads, not for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (13140) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2000
UPDATED: APR 30, 2003 The best I've ever had brought some wonderful citrusy, leafy hops overtop of the crystal malt. This trend carried through the earthy body. If it's not so fresh, and doesn't have a fresh, rich hop aroma, it gets dominated by that malt and is not nearly as impressive nor enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13033) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Growler. Well, I really liked this beer. Pours a rich, amber-red with a strong, white head. Nice, hoppy aroma with strong pine notes. Some detectable malts on the nose. Flavor is a big, cocky blend of elements. Heavy on the hops, this beer rings with citrus and piney, resiney flavors. Underneath, some good, earthy malts give the brew some considerable depth. Slight bread flavor adds to the medium to large body. Lingering, mildy bitter aftertaste. A great session ale for heavy drinkers.

4/3/2010 Update: Had a pint last night at The Pony Bar. I just marveled at the intense balance. Potent, deep sweet flavors of dark fruits a malt, right alongside some outrageous hoppiness. Wild stuff.

4/17/2010 Update: Had some this boy on cask. Yep, it’s still great.

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