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RATINGS: 1088   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5876) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is peanuts, sugary, taste is more peanut, boozy, sweet, fruity, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rxeight (1791) - Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
On draft. Dark amber pour. Boozy, lots of bitterness. More barleywine than Belgian. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4432) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gerbeer (2269) - 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.

   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."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HomerBeerOdysy (65) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
APPEARANCE - Dark brown. 1-finger head that dissipates. Some lacing AROMA/SCENT - Mildly sweet. TASTE - Super-sweet, sugary, a little boozy, smoky, peaty, much stronger than the smell. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Gooey, not much carbonation. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - A sipping beer. Do not try to drink this fast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1328) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2014
The aroma blends Belgian yeast, booze, caramel, figs, toffee, and earthy notes. The beer pours a dark chestnut that is quite murky, and surprisingly there is a medium off-white ring and thin layer of head atop the liquid. The taste is quite sweet, mildly boozy, mildly bitter, slightly umami, and slightly sour. The aftertaste furthers the malty bitterness that is hidden in the initial taste by the booze and sugars, but the booze still dries out the mouth after the beer’s been swallowed. The palate has a slick and thick texture, medium-full body, and a soft carbonation. Overall, these flavors don’t mesh as well as they could, and this bottle could definitely use some age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3710) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
En fût au Saint-Bock. Vintage 2013. La robe est fortement ambrée. Un anneau de mousse s’installe sans surprise. Le nez déborde de sucre d’orge, de fruits rouges, de terre et d’alcool. Au goût, le sucre peut paraître démesuré tandis que l’alcool est proprement fortifié. En bouche, cette boisson spiritueuse est sirupeuse et collante. En finale, ce vin d’orge belge peut sembler incontrôlable. Effectivement, cette bière, qui est loin d’être bête, est une grosse bête. Ceci dit, elle a un pouvoir certain de fascination. Serait-ce son sens du spectacle?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
The color from bottle to glass is one of my favorites I have ever seen, deep ruby red at midnight! Up front alcohol in aroma and taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6722) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
there’s a ton going on in there. so many different things...read the label (brewer’s description)...this beer is done well enough that you can actually taste each ingredient, and all that at a whopping 16.31%. Nice surprise!! had again, remembering i really liked it, but it was even better this time around. soooo complex, and the somehow the mix of turbanado sugar, belgian candi sugar, raisins, honey, etc...is not overly sweet. in fact, the aroma is close to a 10, while the only thing that knocks the flavor, just a tiny notch, is the alcohol presence. still would never believe the abv of this one if i didn’t read it for myself."

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