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RATINGS: 3723   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LagunaBeerMan (10) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
22 oz. bottle poured into tulip glass. Nice dark burgundy copper color. Decent tan head. Bitter flavor upfront followed by well blended notes of grass, floral and coffee. Super great beer, always a favorite.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
demannu (84) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Not something i would have bought my self so was glad to review the bastard box set for the holidays. Not one who enjoys overly hoppy beers. This beer is full of aggressive hops. The level of malt in it keeps this beer tolerable for me while still focusing heavily on the hops. I can understand why these beers appeal to craft beer drinkers who like hops. Just not my thing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4241) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Poured reddish brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet fruit and caramel malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet, increasingly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
commonmac (506) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 Bottle from Haskells. Consumed in Moeder Lambic glass. Forgot how dark this one pours. Copper/amber. Minimal head. Aroma has some sweet elements but pine/citrus/hops come on strong. Gives way to a blast of hops that grabs you by the taste buds and never lets go. Basically a hop filled ride with resiny aftertaste. It definitely owns its hop commitment. Mouthfeel is cloying. You don’t want to drink this before other beers. It doesn’t play well in the sandbox.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (516) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle from Haskells with commonmac. Dark mahogany with small head. Smells hoppy. Very drying, powerful hop taste . Strong hop dominates but finish is nice. Tiny bit of roasted malt but not as much as expected. Maybe some subtle syrupy elements. Could definitely tell this was a stone beer. Powerful and arrogant for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (235) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Manchester. A clear deep ruby amber colour with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits like red grape and plum, nuts, sweet caramel and some spice. Taste of dark fruits, caramel, sugar, roasted malt, some grapefruit, earthy bitterness and alcohol. Full bodied, soft carbonation and an oily texture. A bittersweet, fruit hop finish. A well balanced, flavourful beer. Similar to a hoppy barley wine. Nice but lacks that special something.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (1155) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
21.12.2014. Darkb ruby brown. Some hops, malts, coffee. Taste is smooth and bitter, toastef malts, dark fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fooj (21) - Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2015
A clear dark amber color with medium amount of cream colored head. A strongly hoppy aroma. A pleasant hoppy taste and a lingering hoppy aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
twindadplus2 (621) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Ruby walnut color with a medium sized creamy beige head. Aroma of creamy malt, molasses and sharp, piney hops. Full bodied with dark fruit sweetness and loads of resiny hops. Finishes with a dry creamy malt backbone. This is a strong one and the bitterness is a bit over the top but it’s good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GraffitiVandal (80) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
ENG: 650ml bottle brought from Vancouver, poured into the tulip. Opalescent dark amber color, nice thick but dissipating, beige head. Aromas of hops, a bit tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine and brandy. Also a bit skunky and alcoholic. Tastes malty, hoppy, with hints of roasted caramel. Finishes heavy, smoky tart. A bit too styptic bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium to full body. Overall quite heavy flavors, too smoky / roasty with huge remaining tartiness.

PL: Butelka 650ml przywieziona z jednego ze sklepów w Vancouver, przelana do kieliszka. Opalizująca, ciemno bursztynowa barwa, gęsta lecz opadająca, beżowa piana. Aromaty chmielowe, nieco owoców tropikalnych, grejfrut, sosna, brandy. Także nieco skunksa i alkoholu. W smaku słody, chmiel, z nutami palonego karmelu. Pod koniec ciężkie, wędzone i cierpkie. W posmaku nieco zbyt ściągająca goryczka. Średnie nasycenie, średnie do pełnego odczucie w ustach. Podsumowując dość ciężkie piwo, jak dla mnie zbyt palone / wędzone z ogromną cierpkością pozostającą długo na języku.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (680) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
(On tap @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Mar 5 2015) Pours clear mahogany with a big dense off white head that lingers with a carpet of lace. Aroma surprisingly sweet and malty with muscovado sugar, raisin, stewed plum, maybe a bit of date. Kind of a soapy hop character, odd. On the palate it is toasted malts with brown sugar, citrus peel, pine resin, almost woody. Dry and mineral in the finish, with moderate bitterness. Lightish body with creamy carb. I don’t know, something about this didn’t blow me away like it should have. The hop character did not totally work for me, and it was both malty and yet thinner than expected. Not bad, but not the world beater its reputation, perhaps somewhat historical, lead me to expect.


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