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RATINGS: 3619   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.


Jimthechap's rating

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (1709) - Christchurch, - OCT 16, 2012
gorgeous mahogany colour with reddish latte coloured head. Crystal malt, amber and apricot aromas along with redwood, sweet figs and toffee brittle. I could go on... I will go on: spruce and pine resin. To taste there is an immediate FARK! noise as I realise what I’ve put in my mouth. There was a full-on blast of competing flavours like an explosion at a caramel factory with apricot, glace orange peel, resin, chlorophyll and just every available adjective to describe American hops. This is just an excelsis of malt, hops and anger. It has the remarkable effect of numbing the back of the tongue like a throat lolly. To be fair, the label does suggest it will be an aggessive ale. "This beer hangs on to the parts of the mouth you don’t expect them to and then gives you a thump." said my learned off-sider Ari. There’s just so much more that could be written about this remarkable, remarkable ale. This just describes for me the American ethos of bigger, better, faster. Remarkable.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marcosbotti (1) - BRAZIL - OCT 31, 2014 does not count
Uma ótima cerveja. Provavelmente você não ira gostar dela. Mas é uma cerveja feita pra adoradores do liquido santo. Recomendo!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (796) - California, USA - OCT 30, 2014
22oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with some beige head. Full malty flavor and some medium hop bitterness that stays in the background to the malt. A little spicy.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2112) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2014
Drucken på fat på bishop. Tung och söt med mycket karamell och citrusmarmelad och rejäl citrusbeska. Lite spretig och inte jättepigg humle. Gjorde mig faktiskt lite besviken utan att på något sätt vara dålig.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jordanrich (6) - - OCT 26, 2014 does not count
This beer is no joke. Nice brown pour with a bit of haze that goes into a creamy head. Aroma hits hard with hops and caramel touches. Taste is bitter, rich, hard. It intensifies as it rests on the palate, too, which is rad. This is one beer that lives up to its billing. Love it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2657) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Coppery brown pour with a small tan cap and lots of lacing. Nose has some toffee and pine.Taste has caramel, chocolate, piney hops. Nice finishing bitterness. Piney and citrusy aftertaste with some maltiness. Nice mouthfeel and decent drinkability for it’s strength. A solid brew, waited over 10 years to try this.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dentoro1231 (14) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Really great beer for just about all types of beer wizards..It had big rich malt, rich caramel, wonderful nose, and wonderful hop flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
i like big beers, and Stone is arguably my favorite brewer, but this one is an ever so slight miss for me, if only by Stone’s lofty standards. the culmination of the parts come out as a touch harsh to my tastebuds. Try the double bastard or the oaked AB, which are both excellent, but this is still some pretty good stuff...just not AS good "

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHult (301) - SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Klar mörk kopparfärgad vätska med stort fluffigt skum. Doftar karamell och kåda. Kraftig maltig smak, tjära, kåda, lakrits, maskrosbeska. Lite annorlunda men bra

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lilja (1694) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
Fat på Bishop Gustav. Skum öl. Smak och doft av choklad, torkad frukt, hostmedicin, halstabletter, grapefrukt, citrus och maskrosstjälk. Lagom sötma, spretiga smaker med långvarig beska.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1372) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Aroma: intense grassy and floral hops, light grain and caramel malts. Appearance: hazy brown, medium, frothy, beige head. Taste: medium bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, grass, flowers, light resin, Overall: nice American Strong Ale, very nice taste and palate. Bottle at Casino Inn, Alpine.


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