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RATINGS: 4088   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

LeftCoastRider's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2012
UPDATED: APR 11, 2013 Pours a dark amber with a dirty head. Looks like it will tast like an amber, but instead a wonderful and powerful hoppiness attacks the palate. Not as much aroma as I would have thought, but nice caramel notes without the attendant burnt malt flavor that usually accompanies caramel malts. Hints of pine and citrus. Full bodied. A great beer. Update, 4/11/13: Just bought another 22oz. bottle, and this is a VERY different beer - not dark amber, but almost as dark as a porter. And strong notes of a toasty malt. Although the bitterness is still there, this bottle of AB is MUCH darker than any other I have had. Must have been a bad batch. I would rate this as a 3.0 overall,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
janubio (724) - SPAIN - OCT 22, 2016
On can. Pours an amber-reddish colour, with a big off white head. Medium retention and a good lace. Aroma of wood, caramel, pine, spices, quinine, hops. Medium body, with a great carbonation and astringent texture. Taste of caramel, spices, herbs, resines, quinine. AStringent finish. Aggresive and great beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mainuh_man (260) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2016
16 oz can. Pours deep mahogany with a huge tan head that lingers leaving huge lacing. Aroma of overripe fruit, sweet malt and a hint of cinammon. Fruity, sweet malt flavor, quickly giving way to long, herby and piney hops linger, leaving tongue a bit numb. Thick and oily mouthfeel with lots of warm alcohol linger. Overall, liking the balance. Not as aromatic, but good malt to hop profile.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
themightyjag (444) - - OCT 17, 2016
500ml can from Brewdog shop. Big off white head, good retention, good lacing. Hazy dark amber body. Woody nose, raisin, brown sugar, a little honey. Flavour is sweet malt, biscuit, dark fruits, hop bitterness follows and lasts well. Great mouthfeel, creamy, oily and a little sticky. Like a big bastard supercharged brown ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PintjeFritz (182) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2016
No detail information about the malts, hops and drinktemperature on the can but an awesome story. Red brown beer with cappuccino head, heavy bitter with a long finish, after a short time you can smell the hops and very light also the malts, light bread, creamy, full body, (I have the Berlin version with best-before 13.03.2017 and produced 16.06.2016)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WillemsUrenkel (1505) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - OCT 15, 2016
0,5 l can, Berlin version. Bright red brown in the glass, big light tanned head. Looking really good. Sweet malt and fruity on the nose. Taste starts with an all overlasting bitterness. Different taste more in the background. Also alcoholic bitterness. Little bit sticky. Boring due to the bitterness. Expected wayyyy more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (2045) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 15, 2016
CAN 50 CL by Stone Berlin. Almost clear dark ruby-brown, nice beige head. The aroma has faint notes of caramel, more dark bread, very light roast. Traces of hops, and a hint of sweet cheese pie. Taste: just an impression of caramel, bready. The strong spicy bitterness - hoppy and slightly roasty - makes it feel dry and easy-drinkig. Light boozy notes just add to the spiciness. Silky smooth and easy-drinkig. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pkomar (264) - Poznan, POLAND - OCT 11, 2016
Can from Berlin. Aroma rich in malts, with some bread, cherry accompanied by hoppy notes (fruity and herbal). A little bit of alcohol when warmed up. High bitterness, medium sweetness. Nice,fruity aftertaste. Not bad overall - would have been better produced in smaller can.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
datrael (245) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 10, 2016
W aromacie kwiaty, ciemne owoce, rodzynki, fenole, troszkę po belgijsku, słodko, bardzo przyjemnie. W wyglądzie rubinowe z gęstą, beżową pianą. Smak bogaty, z jednej strony ciemnych owoców, fig, rodzynek, przypominający triple, z drugiej chmielowa kontra w postaci ostrej grejpfrutowej goryczki, cytrusowości, ale takiej gorzkiej. Fajne połączenie szkół belgisjkiej i amerykańskiej. Finisz drożdżowy, zbożowy, karmelowy. Gdzieś tam w tle wyczuwalne akcenty z mocnych, słodowych piw. Czarna puszka idealnie pasuje do tego trunku. Ogólnie solidny amerykański strong ale, ciekawy, dość pijalny i ostry. Niezłe piwo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (4123) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2016
Can at Cafe Sara, june 28th 2016. Brown body with an offwhite head. Aroma of caramel, earth and pine. Strong bitterness, grass, caramel in taste, with a very light flowery note, sticky body with a bready and grassy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allanmb (191) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Pours clear deep amber/Brown with good beige head. Aromas of bread, honey and hint of herbal spice and Raisins. Good carbonation and mouth feel. Taste is malty and molasses with hint of citrus zest and pepper. Finish is medium sweet and nice bitter hit.

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