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RATINGS: 3558   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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.


porkdiggity's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2013
This is certainly not for the faint of heart, but I love it. The aroma is full of malty goodness, but the secret is after you take a drink. There's nothing small about this beer. It's all about big hops, lots of malt, and attitude. Pours a super dark reddish brown, with moderate lacing on the sides of the glass as you drink it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (955) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2014
From a 650ml bottle on 13/7/2014 (shared with Butz). Pours a cloudy deep brown with a biggish off white head. Has a relatively subtle malty aroma featuring caramel and toffee. However, there’s nothing subtle about the flavour which is massive, rich, complex and impressive. This is a real all rounder in terms of character. There’s a ton of malt with caramel, butterscotch, toffee and toast, along with some spicy rye, some sweet citrus and dark fruit, peel, and bog load of big resiny, bitter hops to finish it off. Has a creamy texture and average carbonation. This actually tastes bigger than 7.2%. A magnificent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (113) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Pours a reddish brown, hazy, and had a small khaki head. Aroma is very malty and sweet smelling. Some citrus fruit hops in the background as well. Taste is caramel, bread, roasted grains, grapefruit, and some lemon. Full body and good carb. Too much malts for me, but overall decent brew.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FestDecBeet (83) - - JUL 8, 2014
Look: pours a cloudy light brown or dark red. Head is thick and looks like something from a soda. Smell: fruity citrus aroma. Very sweet smell like a barleywine. Makes my mouth water. Dark fruit. Taste: bitter up front. Apples and other dark fruit. Lots of alcohol. Slight malt after taste. Feel: thick film on the mouth. Very dry. Medium to carbonation Overall: ok, not as fruity as I like. Definitely a stone beer. Similar to a hoppy barleywine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
codfishh (53) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Poured from a 650ml bottle, dark reddish brown, tan head, aroma is rasiny malt and spicy hops a little celery. Flavor is spicy hops with some pine, dark fruit flavor from the malt. Medium mouthfeel medium carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (534) - New York, USA - JUN 29, 2014
The beer has a beautiful dark ruby red hue with good clarity and a creamy light tan head. The thick creamy head has good retention and slowly fades to a thin cap of frothy foam. From this head I get lots of cool lacing and lace rings on the glass. It has a big juicy citrusy hop presence over nice bready maltiness in the background. There is a good solid mix of bready, caramely, grainy malt with loads of juicy of citrusy, grapefruity, lemony, and piney hop notes. The hops bring solid bitterness which slowly fades off the tongue deep into the finish. The palate has a firm yet still easy drinking texture with active carbonation and a good solid medium to full body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidS80 (14) - - JUN 29, 2014
A malt lovers dream, toasty, roasted, goodness. Caramel notes, with a nice hop bitterness without being overpowering. A really well balanced beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt4054 (34) - Cottage Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Good bitter ale, caramel flavor and good malt. Nice taste and would great again. Bitterness isn’t overpowering, but makes the beer unique.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (114) - California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle pour. Dark hazy amber. Light bready aroma with lots of hops. Strong bitter hop taste with a long aftertaste. Well made beer, but not my type. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mlane76 (7) - Albany, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2014 does not count
22 oz. Bottle from local liquor store....Drinkable but heavy lemon peel taste....love the aroma but again....not a fan of lemon peel....love lemons, not the peel

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1222) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Pours a deep clear amber reddish color with white head. Floral notes, some caramel malt, a little spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some malt.


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