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RATINGS: 4057   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.


ElectricSkull's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElectricSkull (1) - - NOV 8, 2012
It's a hearty beer whose taste evolves with every sip. Highly recommended as a drink to be shared with other beer aficionados. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (3640) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
Aroma; brown malts, milky hops (?), fermented milk chocolate or something, dough - hmm, very special. Look; brown, beige resistant head. Taste; hops, roasted malts, dark caramel, black chocolate, solid portion bitter fruits - leading to a solid hoppy finish with black bitter chocolate. Feel; ok, solid, straight to it. Overall; yes, itís a strong ale. [50cl.can 7.2% BB.06MAR17, brewed in D, Stone Brewing Berlin &german barcode]

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rigatigtig (3) - Kerrville, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2016 does not count
heavy cloying sweetness, very bitter, full body, This was just a quick grab for me at the store and I guess Iím really not worthy. For me, Itís like a shot of expensive liquor: you can tell itís really good but it wasnít enjoyable. lol The aftertaste was great though!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nj_lee (29) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
This is an epic brew. Outstanding malty bitterness with a superb dominating aroma. A solid head and an excellent mouthfeel. Like almost an IPA with a serious maltiness to it, hmm, maybe more the ale than the IPA, hard to quite work out which dominates. Excellent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Flanfl (620) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 25, 2016
German version. Deep copper, medium lasting beige head. Aroma if caramel, grapefruits, slightly piney. Flavours of caramel, strong bitter backones that comes right away. Grapefruites, other citrus, piney. Long verry bitter bone dry finish. Quite pungent. I would have like a hoppier nose. It's a 3 month old can always kept in a fridge so the aroma might be weaker. It probably was crazy in 1997, kinda feel outdated. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blastomorpha (73) - - SEP 25, 2016
Very inviting with its dark red amber color and the tan creamy head. The aroma is full of sweet malts and dried red berries, not hoppy as expected. Way better and rich in the nose than in mouth though. Well balanced and drinkable, the bitter is strong but not too aggressive or overpowering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (912) - ITALY - SEP 24, 2016
On tap. Clear amber with tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, bread, heavy hoppy. Sweet caramel flavour, berries, herbal hoppy bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnG_BrgNor (505) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2016
Aroma has richness of malts, caramel, wood and some fruits. Taste has strong malts,caramel, some roasted and some herbs. A bitter and slight harsh ending. Good,

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MikeBeermaster (393) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
[Can. German edition] Aroma is dominated by caramel and some roasted malts with earthiness in the background. Reddish amber in the glass with sparkling structure. Tan foam, good lacing. The long bitterness settles on the palate. Dried fruits and coffee cherries at the finish. Really disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjorsvdg (425) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
Dit is een straf bier, maar dat belooft het zelf al op het blik. Aroma: koffie en zuidvruchten. Smaak: hoog bittergehalte en wat rook. Ook een aangename zoete fruitige laag.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scrumpy369 (469) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2016
Can at csakajo. Dark reddish amber/mahagony colour with a small white fast disscipating head. Nose is soy saucy, light molasses. Taste is medium bitterness that turns into a high lingering bitterness. Nice hoppy red ale.


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