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RATINGS: 1126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - OCT 17, 2015
12 oz bottle, batch 13, 2015.
Clear dark brown, with a thin tan head and spotty lace.
Aroma is boozy, raisin, molasses, light brown sugar, banana.
Flavor is sweet, rum, raisin, molasses, dates, honey, tempered by a spicy hop bitterness. High ABV is detectable in the aroma, but the flavor isn’t boozy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewje41 (2872) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2015
2014 vintage, draft 6 oz pour at Special brews. This falls under my "how have I never rated this" category. I’ve been enjoying this for a couple years now. Listed at 16.1% Pours a burnt orange brown color worry an oily fizz head. Big sweet caramel aroma. Smooth rich flavor. Overall fantastic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (5988) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 7, 2015
4 oz bottle pour (2010 Batch 8) at ChurchKey during the 22 years of Avery event. Clear dark amber with beige head. Aromas of dark fruit, oak, booze, caramel. Tastes of caramel, butterscotch, oak, booze. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Possibly slightly oxidized. Still a lot of booze after 5 years. Definitely a slow sipper unless you want to get stupid.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (4134) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Pours orange deep with a beige head, aroma of dried fruits, toffee, caramel, plum, flavor of toffee, caramel, plum, bitter and sweet, medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (5121) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Pours clear mahogany with a thin buff head. Aroma has cloves, caramel, toasted malt and earthy tones. Flavor is indeed a beast, charging across the palate with caramel, spicy (mostly cloves), woody, earthy and toasted malt notes - and an alcohol bite like an angry tomcat. Body is form, fizz is good, and finish is sweet but not cloying. This Beast is a beauty!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jeffwhite10 (5) - Tucson, USA - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
WOW! One of my favorite beers ever! Had the 2104 vintage on tap at Tap & Bottle in Tucson. Pours creamy with the definite aroma of barrel aged rum. Taste is that of dark rum and honey with a heavy bourbon note. This is a BIG BEER.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Keg at Sedona Charlottesville, 4/24/15. Hazy orange, thin creamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of doughy malt, honey, booze, spice. The taste is doughly malt, honey, raisin, toasted malt, booze. Medium bodied, low carbonation, hot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle at GGW 2015. Dark with a beige head. Booze and molasses. Burnside whiskey. 3 oz was plenty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Couch0508 (119) - Flat rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Not bad. If they were striving for average, mission accomplished. Not the best but not horrible.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oscbert (1242) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
Aroma of oak, boozy, prune, raisin, date, spice, sugary. Pours a reddish amber with lasting creamy off white head Dark cherry fruitiness at first taste then prune and date like followed with a strong earthy bitterness. Complex and a bit overwhelming. Full bodied, medium CO2, lasting bitter finish. I would like to try this aged. Unique individual flavors. Good sipper with a friend. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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