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RATINGS: 3974   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

4.1
   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,


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarageBrewer80 (353) - SWEDEN - JUL 25, 2016
Burk från SB. Mahogny- färgad med brunvit skumkrona. Doft av brännt socker. Mediumsöt och halvtorr kropp. Smak av brun malt, knäck, ananas, kaffe och anis.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peter_L (1239) - SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2016
Burk inköpt på SB. Maffig doft som väller in i näsan. Kakao, grape och tall. Rejäl och kraftig maltkropp. Förvånandsvis låg sötma. En massiv humlebeska fullständigt raderar avsaknad av sötma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2016
Canned 9.th april 2016. - Aroma is dank, very dank. Slight citrus, herbs and floral notes. The flavor is caramel-forward with bread and burnt toffee. Powerful bitter finish. Good one, this!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StilleStorm (1407) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
DWF; Can 0,5l.,, take away from Systembolaget, Karlstad. Pours large, hazy cobber with a lasting, lacing, frothy to creamy, off-white head. Aroma is moderate, malt, tropic, caramel, light nuts and spice. Taste is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a lasting dark fruit, light spice finish. Body is medium, texture is to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (632) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
can @ home. Canned June-16, Pours amber, with a tan head. Aroma is sweet with resinous hops. Caramel, toffee, dark fruits, grapefruit, pine apple, citrus. Body is medium to full with an average carbonation. Taste is medium sweet and has an intense bitterness throughout that is very pine resinous and grassy in the aftertaste. Flavors of grapefruit, lemon,, orange zest herbs, caramel, toffee, chocolate biscuits and dark honey. Assertive, long lasting bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrettGT (124) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2016
Canned 16th of June. Aroma of prunes, plums, raisins, red grape, resin, herbs, pine. Barley wine’esque aroma. Pours deep brownish red with a half finger off white head. Taste is medium plus bitter and medium sweet. Taste follows the aroma but has a certain spiciness that goes along with the bitterness. Lighter side of full bodied, oily, soft to average carbonation, aggressive and spicy hoppy finish. Nice you can actually smell and taste the hop freshness in this. Big and bold stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kto (795) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 18, 2016
0.5l can from kaisers in charlottenburg, brewed in berlin. pours a hazy deep amber with a big dense beige head and a nice lacing. aroma of caramel, raisins, plums, some fruity hops. flavour of barleywine, bread/zopf, spices, grapefruit, spruce, dark fruits. quite bitter, sourish, not as sweet as a doppelbock or a strong lager. long bitter finish. alcohol is barely noticeable. nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rostetti (126) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle from Alko. Pours dark brown with medium beige head. Head leaves some lacing in glass. Aroma has sweetness, some malts and hops. Taste has caramel, it is bitter, a bit fruity, mostly with dark fruits. Warming beer. Would be perfect for a cold winter day.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phfyysik (598) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUL 17, 2016
Tap @ Keller, Tartu. Pours caramel amber with medium beige head. Aroma is silage, slurry, hay, light sweetness, fruits, some dust. Taste is sourish, bitter, caramel, creamy, oily, snotty, some fruits. Fills mouth with saliva. After taste is very long, spicy, hops, irritating and sharp. Good for the first beer in the evening but not for the last one - hits you quite hard!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hub66 (359) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 16, 2016
Belle couleur brun-rouge; mousse blanc-crème; arômes et goût maltés, fruités (fruits rouges) et un peu de résine; bière légèrement douce avec finale sèche et amère; well done


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