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RATINGS: 3915   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an aggressive beer. You probably wonít like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
argo0 (12856) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12788) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2016
Tap (TCBW2016)
Stinky farty sweet aroma, fairly pungent. Watery palate, but smoothish, for 7% this is actually rather light and drinkable. Some caramelly sweetness. Lots of nuttiness. Resiny hops build up nicely. Has a dry almost peppery bitterness. Shame about what was going on in the aroma, that spoilt it for me. Would happily rerate, I donít think thatís what the brewer wanted me to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2008
Bottled, many thanks Ian for sharing this. Chestnut with dying head. Unbalanced, bitter beer, pushes a dry hard unsophisticated hop to the fore with no refinement. Sharp, almost medicinal with a bite of alcohol and a touch of bath cleaner. Not a pleasant beer to drink or relax with. Poor side of middlling.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (12680) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Bomber poured a clear dark copper with a small amber head. Aromas of lime, a bit of carmel, and pine. Palate was medium bodied and resiny. Flavors of citrus, and carmel with a dry, bitter, astringent finish. I hear it gets better with age,Iíll have to stash a bottle away for a couple years and see if it improves.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12576) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (12554) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (12439) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 22 oz. bottle, pours dark golden amber with a moderate head. Fantastic aroma of maple syrup, caramel malt, brown sugar and bitterness. Flavour follows accordingly. Very nice beer, though a bit unbalanced towards the hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12396) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2007
a hazy reddish ale with a thick light moka head. A pleasant vinous aroma, with carmale notes, and funky floral hops, and light coffee notes. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt, torrefied coffee, nuts and floral hops, citrusy. A good classy ale. Bought at Bessetteís, Canton, NY. Tasted Feb. 2007 and many times before.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (12371) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Clear amber / brown colored beer. Rough, creamy white head. Smell nicely hops, but also something a little weird, donít know what it is. Taste is nicely hoppy again, without any weird side-taste. Nice carbonation, medium to full body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11949) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2007
3rd LCRBM. Earthy, oily, citric hops in the aroma. Oily, very hoppy flavor. Red berries and lemon. Long raw hopbitter aftertaste. Doesnít leave room for much other flavor, still a likeable beer.


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