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RATINGS: 3769   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11664) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11373) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub (11197) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11137) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10945) - 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. Doesn’t leave room for much other flavor, still a likeable beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (10922) - 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,I’ll have to stash a bottle away for a couple years and see if it improves.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10873) - 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 Bessette’s, Canton, NY. Tasted Feb. 2007 and many times before.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 24, 2006
My No. 1000! Pours a brilliant mahagony to cherry stained wood, miniscule bubbles rising to greet the rocky, creamy tan head that sits atop this gorgeous brew. Fragrant (perhaps the most fragrant to date in my rating) floral hop bouquet of citrus, pine and fruit hops, well balanced nose, caramel malt (cookie) backdrop for this hoppy stage. Heavily bitter and acidic resinous hop (perhaps too much), pine is noticeable and the citrus adds a nice background flavor, with a malty (cookie) body, low sweetness. Full bodied, fizzy and warm palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsberg (10611) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2004
Bottled: Fantastic burgundy colour. Brownish dense head. Hops, malt, alcahol and light cocoa notes in the aroma. Hops, swetness, fruit in the flavour. Complex and balanced. Nice long bitter finish. Intense beer. Thanks again to raindog.


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