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RATINGS: 1073   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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The Beast is a seducer - accomodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. Beyond this, it’s futile to attempt to describe Him. He will unveil Himself differently to each of His followers. The mark is in His constitution. Brewed with two-row malted barley, honey malt, and imported Belgian specialty grains (aromatic, pale wheat, roasted wheat, and Special B), hops (Magnum, Galena, Saaz, Hallertau, Tettnang, and Hersbrucker), brewing sugars (raisins, dates, blackstrap molasses, alfalfa honey, turbinado, and dark Belgian candy sugar), water, Belgian yeast and another hellion of a yeast strain.OG: 1.138
Batch 1 (2004): 15.7% ABV
Batch 2 (2004): 18.1% ABV
Batch 3 (2005): 14.9% ABV
Batch 4 (2006): 14.6% ABV
Batch 5 (2007): 16.42% ABV
Batch 6 (2008): 16.31% ABV
Batch 7 (2009): 15.07% ABV
Batch 8 (2010): 16.21% ABV
Batch 9 (2011): 16.83% ABV
Batch 10 (2012): 16.0% ABV
Batch 11 (2013): 18.0% ABV
Batch 12 (2014): 16.1% ABV


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2066) - Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Dark amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet malt, yeast, vanilla, & dark fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, caramel/toffee, molasses, rich dark fruit, and spice; Warm boozy finish; Nicely balanced & complex; Nice sipping brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4489) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2014
A little heavy on the booze. Maroon pour with good head and lacing. Oaky. Some sweetness. Thick pour. Some raisin in this as well, not much in the way of florals. Tap at Churchkey Avery event.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperTiti33 (605) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Rousse brune opaque. Alcool. Fruit. Datte. Figue. Chaleur d’alcool. Cigare/tabac. Cerise. Caramel. Porto. Boisé. Chocolat. Magique.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2506) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma of dried fruit, sherry, cookie dough. Taste is similar, intense dried fruits, , caramel and sherry. Sweet snd bitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours ruby with a little head. Aromas of red fruit, oak. Taste is nutty, dark stone fruit. Finishes sticky. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3563) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is peanuts, sugary, taste is more peanut, boozy, sweet, fruity, caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
On draft. Dark amber pour. Boozy, lots of bitterness. More barleywine than Belgian. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4057) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Batch 12. Aroma is malts, fruit/dark fruit, medium sweetness and mildly perfumed. The flavor is malts, medium/not quite but somewhat close to cloying, candy/sugar, fruit and a big tart/sour/warming alcoholic finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (2001) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2014 12 oz bottle. Batch 12. Pours a deep mahogany with moderate head. Aromas of dark caramel, brown sugar, sweet malts, and light bourbon/alcohol. Flavors of orange syrup, dark caramel, dark fruits and sweet malt extract. Beer liqueur. Quite warm but I would not guess it’s 16+%. Neat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenter2000 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2014
girlfriend says, "weird, very sweet." takes second sip. "carmel-y notes. Rich mouth feel." She continues, "almost a dry after finish." It sounds to me as if she is channeling Mill Valley, California. "Like a complex …. ballet… occurring in my mouth." I hardily agree. " this is very strange, I like it, unusual. " she laughs. gulps. laughs because I wrote gulps. Laughs because I typed "laughs because I wrote gulps." and then says, "uh uh you’r getting a little meta here."


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