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RATINGS: 1082   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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnielsen13 (254) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle @ home batch 10. Pours dark red/brown with an off white head. Aroma is raisins, toffee, molasses, caramel, sweet malt. Flavor is very sweet, dark fruit, toffee, some vanilla and chocolate. Very nice beer with lots of things going on.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (627) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours a dark amber with a thin white head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, and lots of booze. The booze dominates the flavor as well, with some sweet dark fruits. Syrupy. The booze is a bit too much.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomashall (200) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2015
12oz bottle. Dark amber brown pour with minimal head. Strong boozy smell with dark fruits. Taste follows...nice sweetness with the booze. Really awesome beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (2559) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2015
2004 bottle shared tonight by Todd, thanks for the opportunity! Very sweet and still has a bit of alcohol to it. Very fruity. Probably past but nice to try.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beastmaster (349) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
4.5 oz pour at highball. Super thick aroma of Sugar and malt. Holy cow this is super sweet any syrupy. If you want a beer that is maddeningly sweet medium malt abv bomb you must try. Amber maroon pour. Fig notes. Burns a little going down at 17.5.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks zvikar. Batch 12 - 2014 bottle. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, caramel, cookies, dark fruits and alcohol. Sweet caramelly flavor with some fruitiness and lots of alcohol. Boozy mouthfeel ,a bit syrupy. Too boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RussianDragon (565) - - JAN 1, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2015 12 oz bottle, Batch 12, thanks James. Pours a clear golden caramel, head briefly appears when swirled. Aroma is boozy oak,vanilla and molasses. Flavor is hot booze and rum raisin with sweet molasses. Overall hot and aggressive, I’d like to try this in a year or two.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1812) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Batch 12. Draft at Moriartys on New Years Eve. Opaque brown pour. Frothy off-white head. Lots of great rich dark caramel malt flavors. Molasses. Cashew butter. Dark red stone fruit and berries. Honeycomb. Chewy toffee palate. Black peppercorn spice in the finish. ABV is well hidden. Feels like a big malty brew done up with some Christmas sugar.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (782) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. Batch 12. Muddy brown colour with soft white head. Aroma is raisins, clove, honey, and brown sugar. Taste is bitter up front, followed by brown sugar, spices, rich caramel, finshes bitter, with lingering heat, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Wow, this is a big beer, it’s somewhat boozey but considering the ABV not bad, its also very rich with plenty of complexity, a real slow sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (905) - - DEC 27, 2014
Pours a deep amber color. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, caramel, and a boozy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (2121) - 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.


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