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RATINGS: 1050   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


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (14055) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle at home ... Dark copper ...thin tan head ... smokey woody fruit and caramel .... quite bitter up front... that one dimensional caramel vanilla thats so prevalent in these big sweet beers ... quite a lot of hop ... Not working that well for me

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13802) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2007
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is ruby amber. Aroma is rich with fruits and slcohol. Taste is extremely powerful with lots of fruits, molasses and alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13748) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2007
Bottle. Batch 4. Nut amber with good thick white head. This one has a thousand things to offer. The question is whether you can appreciate it or not. Strong spicy, alcohol + malty aroma. Taste gives the warmest feel Iíve ever tried from a beer. Sweet toffe, caramel, dark fruits (prunes & raisins) & sugar. A punchy amount of bitter hops is present as well. Overall an extreme alcohol & sweety feel. We were 2 guys sharing a little bottle and that was defenetly a wise choice! This 12 fl. oz. bottle costs around 12 US in Denmark!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2006
Bottle at home - Batch 3 2005 14,9%. Red-orange, no head. A bit too much. A lot of flavour. Sweet - raisins, dates, caramel. Malty. Hoppy - both aroma and bitter. But too much obvious alcholol on top of the sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13194) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2011 Bottled. 14.9% ABV, 2005 vintage. Almost clear, copper-colored with an off-white head. Hops, hops, sweet malt, raisins and some alcohol in the aroma. The flavor is quite hoppy also, with alcohol, dried fruits, beef-stock and lots of sweetness. Oily, light astringent in the mouth. A very long finish with lots of hops. Even though it is very hoppy, the sugar-level in it makes The Beast a quite balanced beer. Definately not a session beer, but lovely as a winter-warmer I guess. Rating: 7-4-7-4-15-3.8. 060704

Bottle. 14.6% ABV, 2006 vintage. It pours a clear, copper colored body and a dense, off-white to beige head. The aroma is rather intense, sweet and sugar, fruity and alcoholic, but in a really pleasant way, making me wonder if it deserves an 8 on aroma. The flavor has the same sugary sweetness, fruityness and alcohol, making me think itís a quite simple beer, but I really love swirling it around in my mouth before slowly swallowing it, enjoying the warming and sweet finish. By the way, the fruityness is of both the fresh and the dried kind. Itís full-bodied, sweet and warming on the palate, and overall a really nice beer even though itís pushing the envelope a bit too far. 110311

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12458) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled, alc. 14.9% = vintage 2005
Ruby, copper brown, small mocha head. Aroma of glue, brandy and whiskey. Bourbon whiskey, sweet sugary flavor. Very similar to Samaelís Oak Aged Ale. Too sugary and too much glue in the aroma.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
Vanilla aroma accents. Big alcohol and lots of caramel, with some molasses. Big chewy body...but way too boozy. Fairly strong vanilla throughout. Dry, alcholic finish is about right - itís a rough beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a small off-white head. Aroma of molasses, leather, mustiness, leaves, raisins, and alcohol. Syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor of black licorice, alcohol, and candy sugar. Flavor is similar to Jšgermeister. Nice marketing. Thanks Tad!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Cloudy copper body with minimal beige head. Aroma is medium sweet (candy sugar), spicy, date, alcohol. Taste is spicy, moderately sweet, Belgian yeast, alcohol burn. Full body. Not bad, but too much alcohol in this one to make it great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11129) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2007
Bottle, bought @ Wohlenbergs, SÝnderborg. Pours a pretty woody red-brown with a firm, yellowish head. Aroma has dough, heavy malty caramel and a lot of alcohol. Very oily mouthfeel. Flavour is extremely vinious, a clear presence of alcohol at the beginning. A lot of malty sweetness with caramel and a little hops. Very warming afterwards. More of a barley wine than a BSA. Too much alcohol, Iím afraid.


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