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RATINGS: 3819   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.


alleycat's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alleycat (11) - Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2010
Excellent well balanced beer. Nice citrussy hop aroma and perfect bitterness. Good body, good color.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lowandslow1972 (12) - Carlsbad, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Well I liked it despite label. Hoppy aroma dark orange to red color. Taste malty and bitter hoppy. Pretty high in alcohol so not too many for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1046) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2015
On tap at The Archive for Armakeggon. I know what all the hype is about, great full flavoured beer.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (986) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Very mild smell but cold beer, very cool red color though...very slightly sweet at first, hoppier right after and it lingers....bold flavor...little more bitter than I like

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (451) - - AUG 22, 2015
Never forgot this one. Think I first had a few (ended messily) about 12 years ago. Revisited now with more focus on taste. Big and bold hoppy bitterness. It lingers. Rich and sweet malt. This is a big, strong ale. Yes there are subtle notes too - fruit and nuts, caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tariczny (73) - Katowice, POLAND - AUG 21, 2015
Very nice dark amber-ruby color. Clear with very nice head. Aroma: hops, resin, roasty tones and a bit of basement and raisins. Taste: at first resiny hops, but then hazelnuts, raisins and hondy. Semi sweet, soft carbonated and medium bodied. After a while I can feel some strange tones like: wet towel, and cloves. Nice beer, balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1840) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 20, 2015
Cervesa mold dolça i acaramelada, té molt bon aspecte i textura. Cerveza muy dulce y acaramelada, tiene muy buen aspecto y textura.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (898) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a medium brown deep amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is boozy, molasses, dark fruits. Flavor is toasty, caramel. Solid.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (3396) - BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle bought at the BeerTemple, thanks to Ster for keeping this aside. Classic red strong ale with thick, moussy, lacing, light yellowish white head and beautifully deep and warm, orangey copper red colour, clear with quiet fizz, misty with deposit. Strong bouquet of caramel, biscuit, persimmon, toast, gingerbread, dried grapefruit peel, spruce needles, nutmeg, roasted pine nuts, bourbon, dried apricot, walnuts, white pepper, dried flowers, hay, pipe tobacco and green tea. Clean fruity onset, crisp, subdued sweetishness with a light salty edge, red berries, orange peel, smooth body with soft carbo, lovely smooth maltiness, caramelly, nutty and very toasted, bittersweet with a long drying finish of firm, peppery, dried citrus-peel and lightly piney hop bitterness, warming the throat along with a dash of bourbon-like alcohol. Very pleasant, smooth, characterful beer, as the ’arrogance’ on the bottle would indeed suggest. Glad I finally tasted this classic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (533) - HUNGARY - AUG 17, 2015
Festői szépségű ital, ragyogó rubin árnyalattal, küllemre maga a tökély. Letaglózó komlós aromái szinte törik az utat a szaglószervünk felé, fenyőerdők vad ösvényén találhatjuk magunkat rögvest. A juharszirupos, borszerű jegyeket is megcsillantó illatáradatot az ízek végtelen mélysége követi - ha létezik kimagasló összetettséggel bíró komlóközpontú sör, ez lenne az. Olajos magvak, cukorka, muskotály, mazsola és faháncsos jelleg egyszerre robban a szánkban, tűéles pontossággal villanak meg az egyes ízjegyek. Lecsengése enyhén száraz, hosszan elnyúló kesernyét adó, egyediséget hirdető végszavú, arrogáns módon vágja a képünkbe, milyen remekbe szabott sörrel is van dolgunk.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
chriszfat (32) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Pours dark with full head from bomber. Aroma is strong. Starts easy and builds with bit harsh finish. Complex darker beer than I expected.


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