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RATINGS: 1087   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, itís 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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kumite56 (472) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2004
It looks like I will be in the minority opinion here. This alcohol was nolt well hidden but over the top in aroma and taste. Not to say that there were not redeaming qualities. The appearance was nice with a deep mahogoany color and a tan smallish head. Aroma was hight in malt , fuit and alcohol. Taste was mollases, alcohol and some light fruit (dried). This will not be on my repurchase list

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Small fizzy off-white head, clear cherry kool-ade red body. Alcohol dominates the nose, along with some hoppy sweetness with hints of watermelon. Has a lot of alcohol in the taste as well, with some sweetness to help mask it a bit. Seems like a sweet cherry start that has some woody hops, and alcohol throughout. Due to ABV, may be better if it were cooler (had it at 65-70 degrees).

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2004
Dark mahogany-tined red body. Yeast, alcohol, and spicy dark malt comprise the aroma. The huge flavor bitch slaps your palate with alcohol, big malt and dry, woody hops. Warming alcohol in the throat. I canít pick out too many individual flavors as the beer is so powerful. I called this beer "dumb" because it seemed like they were aiming to produce a big beer for the beer geek crowd, sort of like the sour candy craze.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2004
Smoke and raisin nose. Sweet alcoholic palate. Light carbonation. The beer is just sugar and booze. A sweet stcky mess. Not very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldGrowth (2850) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2004
Bottle, Good nose, raisin, vanilla, oaky, cherry, abv. Nice reddish orange color. Good head that faded. Clean. Sweet, burnt, sugary, fruity, maybe a little piney. Oily, creamy mouthfeel. Very tasty, warming fruity, maybe a little hog heaven in there.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2004
Bottle-In the vaults of HI International. This is an absolute mess. Seriously, it is absolutely all over the place. Thick raisin flavour, a crude amount of hops, bruised fruit, vanilla, orangey hops. All these flavours trying to get out at the same time. What an ugly palate, absolutely all over the place. I don’t know what the brewers were thinking, they must have just chucked any ingredients on hand in this beer. But people seem to like it, which is bizarre (to me anyway). Super sweet, and almost impossible to drink. Too many ingredients spoiled this beer and bugger me its sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Slight caramel, almost barleywine-like aroma. Hop bite throughout with a good balance of malt, caramel, and alcohol. Should age very well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Clear, rosy red color, good pale tannish head that fizzles down to a thin wafer right away. Aroma, big sweetness, cherries and brandy, and big, fat booze. Medicinal and a tad bit harsh...thick with alky-hol, hot and horribly burnished. Taste already: BAM! Massive flavor, huge, sweet fruit, and monstrous control of the palate. Tingles and tickles the tastebuds, maintains dominion over the mouth, has a clinging, cloying finish. Damn, itís like they robbed from the vats of the Christian Brothers, really, or cribbed a few notes off of Ernie and Julie G., nearly cognac, this one, but lacks in drinkability, and the taste isnít delectable enough to make me happy all the way through this bomber. Iíll slowly savor itís sweetness, and abide by itís booziness through the end of the evening

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2004
2004 Mondial de la Biere Ratebeer Gathering at Tiggmtlís. Deep red amber colour with a thin tan coloured head. Dark fruit aroma but mostly alcohol. A touch of sweet fruit but mostly burning alcohol flavour. Syrupy and sticky mouthfeel. As it is, itís pretty good. If the alcohol settled down a bit, this would be fantastic. Thanks to Rastacouere for yet another treat.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6587) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 13, 2004
Sweet, malt, woody aroma, some brown bread. Appearance of brown -ruby red. Small white head . Some yeasty front, some woody element mixed with spice. Alcohol is very visible, crude low quality alcohol. Such high content made this ale hard to drink. I would suggest softening beast a bit and we would have here a winner.


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