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RATINGS: 3907   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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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4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JUN 9, 2003
Wonderful beer, hoppy fruity aroma, chewy malty (dark bread, carmel and slight coffee flavors). The finish is simply wonderful with a great hop slap in the face - I Love this beer! I'd like this with a steak. Wait, I did.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (717) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
On tap at Craft & Draft Amsterdam. Dark ruby with a medium height tan head. Caramel, pine, citrus, dried fruit. Bitter aftertaste with a slight metallic feeling.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zlotta (1211) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2016
Sampled from tap at ’Craft & Draft’ (Stone Berlin). Clear, dark brownish red with a tan head. Sweetish-malty aroma of caramel, raisins, red berries, some pine and molasses. Sweetish-malty taste of caramel, raisins, prunes, red berries, some pine and molasses, followed by a short, slightly resiny-bitter finish. Medium to full body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Quite nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markoijelena (1949) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 3, 2016
Draft 0.15l at Craft&Draft Amsterdam Netherlands. 03.05.2016.Taste with Zlotta.Stone Berlin.Pour it clear red color with small white head.Aroma red fruits,some kind of smoked note.Taste starts with bitterish citrus,some red fruits,sweet but kind of flat.Aftertaste chocolate intesive,very well hidden alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Carlisle (377) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2016
Bottle (22 oz). Pours bronze with off-white head and lacing. Malt and hop aroma. Malt with substantial hops. Excellent all-around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7227) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 30, 2016
Tap at Craft Bier fest, Vienna. Amber color with medium off-white head. strong aroma of fruits and citrus hops. Taste, red fruits, caramel, spices, dominant citrus hops. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1338) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - APR 29, 2016
Superb American Strong, some barley wine qualities, malt cocktail, bread, caramel, some toast impact, dried fruits, pine. Moderate sweet with intense bitterness, tho well balanced. Highly enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alvaro78 (137) - Sevilla, SPAIN - APR 28, 2016
Aroma terroso Aspecto color caramelo con espuma persistente En boca muy maltosa al principio con un final amargo que balancea el trago ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jade (433) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2016
Dark honey with an off-white head. Strong aroma of hops, makes me think it will be quite bitter. Strongly bitter. A little too much for me, but I can see why others would like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdolfoCC (97) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - APR 27, 2016
Servida en tulipán. APARIENCIA: de color rubí intenso, se observa ligeramente turbia y ligera actividad de carbonatación; corona de espuma color beige, de buena retención y burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas al centro. AROMA: notas de caramelo, toffee, frutos oscuros maduros, lúpulos americanos de características cítricas. SABOR: de entrada un amargor intenso, atrás notas cítricas de los lúpulos americanos, notas de caramelo, toffee, frutos oscuros maduros que llegan a ser un tanto efímeras; en el retrogusto queda ese amargor intenso pegado al paladar, sensación como jabonosa, no llega a ser totalmente astringente pero puede llegar a molestar. SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio con sensación oleosa en boca, carbonatación media baja. RESUMEN: Una cerveza buena a secas, con una sensación jabonosa en el amargor residual molesto.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (316) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
Flaska från SB. Provning med ölsällskapet. Mörk, mahognybrun i färgen, lätt disig med krämigt brunbeiget skum som lämnar rester på kanterna. Riktigt tjusig. Rejält med kåda, kola, apelsinskal och granskott. Medelstor kropp. Rätt klibbig beska men inte supertung. Ganska välrostade toner, nästan lite lätt rökig och tendens till lakrits. Även något torrare toner, nästan lite aska. Annars kola, kåda, toffee, granskott. Det enda minuset är att kroppen gärna kunde varit något större.


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