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RATINGS: 1071   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

Bamaboy1975's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Had on tap at blind tiger (this is the 2010)- pours a hazy mahogany color with 1.5 fingers of creamy white head. Good retention, some splashes of lacing. Smell is great- very thick and a little musty. Lots of toasted barley, some molasses, a little booze. Surprisingly little for the abv. I smell some wood as well. Tastes fantastic- full of smooth, rich barley malt flavor. Certainly sweet, rich caramel flavors, a little spice, kind of peppery. Toffee. Mouthfeel is very appropriate- full bodied, modest carbonation but enough to make it possible to drink. Long finish that leaves a nice bready caramel flavor. I would definitely get this one again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperTiti33 (595) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Rousse brune opaque. Alcool. Fruit. Datte. Figue. Chaleur d’alcool. Cigare/tabac. Cerise. Caramel. Porto. Boisé. Chocolat. Magique.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with off white head. Aroma of dried fruit, sherry, cookie dough. Taste is similar, intense dried fruits, , caramel and sherry. Sweet snd bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4218) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours ruby with a little head. Aromas of red fruit, oak. Taste is nutty, dark stone fruit. Finishes sticky. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3514) - 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 (1507) - 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 (4044) - 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 (1987) - 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 (39) - 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 (1124) - 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.

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