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RATINGS: 3745   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (12694) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 171013

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (12430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2005
(Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Nice shiny dark amber with a small brownish head. A bit maltyand fruity at first then it turns clearly hoppy. Very hoppy dry flavor, some pine and grapefruit. Even more hops and bitterness in the long finish. Lovely, but not a beer you drink alot of in one evening...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
A: Very dark brown with some reddish tints (in the right light), "off-white" foam. S: Not as intense an aroma as you might expect. Some dark fruit, caramel, and hops. T: The first thing you notice is the intense bitterness, which I love. There are some subtler caramel flavor. M: Great mouth feel: good amount of carbonation. The bitterness comes into play here as it lingers. D: A great beer, but I would not call it very "drinkable". Something I’d recommend trying, however.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a dark amber color with a medium creamy head. Good tasting brew with hints of caramel mixed in with lots of malt and big hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12016) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
Aroma of pine backed by malt. Ruby color with a extremely frothy off-white head that laces. Starts with balanced pine hop and malt. Medium mouthfeel. Really pleasant. Light carbonation. The finish is well balanced, but the hop now seems to have gone floral. Good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11985) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle, 7.2%. Clear dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, little toasted and hops. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, hops, medium sweet, pine and quite bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (11921) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle at Patricks Pub Kristiansand. Red golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt,roasted, hop, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malt, roasted, , hop, grapefruit, caramel. Full bodied nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2003 Dark copper body topped by a small creamy tan head tinged with orange. Aroma is intense grapefruit, medium sweet. Taste is grapefruit, chocolate, finishing alcohol-tinged grapefruit and light chocolate. Medium-full body. I could see this as one of my "Desert Island Beers" -- it's very satisfying, though not enough to stop you from wanting another one or two or six.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11587) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Tap. Amber brown color with medium head. Complex aroma taht last the whole brew. Flavor is excellent with blend of character and good alcohol bite at finish. Drink one or have first.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11550) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Keg at Stone @ San Diego Airport, 22/04/14. 12th most rated beer on RB and one I’ve had a few times over the years but with an hour or so to kill before my flight to Maui (via SFO) on a day of limited ticks -there was only one outcome!!! Rich amber with a good sized beige head that retains well. Nose is caramel, light spice, candied fruit peel, dark fruits, toffee. Taste comprises caramel, fruit loaf, dark fruit rind, spice, light booze but very well in check. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate, very light alcohol and hoppy tinges in the close. Decent strong.


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