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RATINGS: 3501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably wont like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2006
22 oz bottle-pours a big creamy tan head that laces with red color. Aroma is crisp sweet grapefruit hops, then peach and malt come through. Taste follows. Solid, but not too overpowering. Well balanced. Half way through the caramel starts showing. Good carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Date: 08/30/1998
Mode: Bottle
Source: Beverages & More, SF

Appearance: dark amber, frothy light tan head, sudsy lace,
Aroma: earthy hop aroma,
Body: big body,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of hop flavor, long bitter finish
-------- /> Date: 03/23/2002
Mode: draft
Words: bardo

Aroma: fresh hop aroma,
Flavor: big bold and arrogant flavor, a bit better than the bottle due to freshness
-------- /> Date: 03/23/2003
Mode: draft
Words: bardo

nice fruity malt flavor that is overwhelming leaving the hops and bitterness to take a back seat, now i see where the double bastard comes from, a bit of alcohol shows up after warming, best ab yet!
-------- /> Date: 10/10/2008
Mode: draft
Source: summits woodstock

Aroma: dry and earthy caramel malt aroma,
Flavor: rich dark caramel flavor, lots of balancing earthyness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Score: **4
-------- /> Date: 05/19/2007
Mode: 3 liter bottle
Vintage: 2003

Aroma: strong oxidized malt aroma,
Flavor: rich malt flavor, plenty of hop flavor and bitterness, the reduction in hops from age allows some rich chocolate emerge,
Overall: becomes a balanced hoppy old ale,
-------- /> The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (10779) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Deep brown with a lasting off-white head, leaving lace. Aroma of caramel, malt, toffee and citrus hops. Rich malty biscuit and toffee flavour, quite sweet with a solid bitter finish - not much hop flavour though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10607) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2008 bottle, thanks to skinnyviking! ar: sweet, and alc. poured clear brown. palate and mouthfeel was great. flavor is hoppy, and some citrus. comes off well balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10354) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
Clear dark reddish amber with large beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and loads of hops. Sweet flavor with toasted malt, caramel, hops and grapefruit notes. Ends solid bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 25, 2008
Botella. And live continues. I hate this disgusting terrible brew. Terrible rotten aroma . NO HOPS what so ever! Aaaargh,..... what did they do???! Water, just watr in the mouthfeel. And the flavour .. una mierda! The flavour is just so horrible.. I would almost judge a Schaefer brew to be better. IWhy have they ver brewed this awful brew???!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10087) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9940) - 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 Id recommend trying, however.


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