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RATINGS: 1093   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
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

rauchbier's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
rauchbier (3684) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle, at various locations during the Zythos weekend, March 2006. Copper bronze, no head and good condition. Big barley wine sweet sticky maltiness and an aged oaky woodiness in the aroma, intense and sweet in the mouth with more woody oak notes, a background bitterness and some unsubtle alcohol, lingering sticky sweet maltiness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (4085) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4162) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10806) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle at GGW 2015. Dark with a beige head. Booze and molasses. Burnside whiskey. 3 oz was plenty.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oscbert (1158) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fcjack1 (249) - Washington, USA - APR 17, 2015
2008 batch. Actually can’t remember where i bought it. Pours a dark reddish brown. Thin white head. Scent is very boozy. Taste is also very boozy. Some caramel. Some oak. Very tasty!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
michcam8 (401) - Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2015
Thanks Niels! Your a swell pal for sending this gem! High boost level and it definitely comes through. Appearance resembles most belgian quads. Murky brown tint, with a little tan head. Nose is big time caramel malts and booze. Taste was caramel and booze. Finish was caramel and booze. Overall, it was fun to try, but would re-trade this if I ever get it in a box again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinfull (1145) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 6, 2015
Cloudy brown color, head is almost absent . Alcohol , malt and fruits in the aroma . Sweet malty, caramel taste with notes of alcohol , dark fruits, spices ... Very sweet , even though finish is dryer. An ambivalent impressions ...

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