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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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100 IBUs
Bottled Version: 107 IBUs, 10%

Prepare to walk the plank to an Ale of overwhelming proportions. More hops & more malts than any land lubber can handle. After this experience...your tongue will be buckled. The I.B.U.’s (International Bitterness Units) are off the scale on this ale. Be forewarned, those with a timid palate, this is not a wee beer! Handcrafted in small batches for those sailing the seas in search of great ales.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Excellent aroma. Tons of hops and caramel malts. This is intense. Strong hops throughout with a long lasting strength. Really good. In fact, I drank this down so fast, it was probably the beginning of the downfall for me at the festival.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TURDFERGUSON (4017) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Milltown. Reddish copper with small white head. Nose of booze and bitterness-pine, herbally. Flavor is sorta fruity and heavy bitterness. A dirty, moisture losing, bitterness. Mehkay.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11000) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
A dark mahogany red ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a smooth pungent and meaty and floral hops with treacle notes. In mouth, a beautiful vinous malt, nice and smooth, with floral and resinous hops, very nice, doesn’t buckle your tongue, it makes love to it. On tap at Barcade Brooklyn, Dec. 30 2011.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3056) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Reddish copper color with a hop and caramel aroma, Serious hop presence with caramel, hints of spice and dark fruit. Touch of alcohol on the back end. Very impressive beer!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gsmitty80 (1982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Great ASA and a very good Imperial Red as i would call it. Great amount of alcohol makes you very warm and the hops do leave a sting on your palate.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4784) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Tap at Lord Hobo. Pours deep orange-tinged red into a snifter. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving scant lacing. Sweet caramel and citrus aromas. Thick, sweet caramel and resin front to back. Lasting bittersweet finish. Similar to a double bastard but with more heft.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BillN (3) - USA - FEB 23, 2012 does not count
Growler filled at DeCicco’s In Ardsley, NY Nose boldly of hoppy goodness Pours ruby hued amber, med. tan head, stays and then leaves a thicker collar and plenty of fine lacing. Dense layers of hops, resins and spruce. Big and bold brew, with complexity and flavor abounding. Alcohol, character and density of flavors adds up to a quality brew thats well worth seeking out.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4361) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Pours a soft coppery red with one finger of sandstone tan head. Nose is malt forward, lightly bready with notes of caramel and toasted grain with a piney and resinous hop character. Tongue Buckler is definitely an apt name for this one. Upfront abrasive bitterness, very piney and oily hop character. Alcohol shows some, palate is not my thing. Rough to deal with.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattH (660) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Tap. Brown pour. Inch head. Head lasts long. Aroma was very warming and the smell of alcohol was very noticeable. Big hop and malt presence. Medium heavy mouthfeel. Strong beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Tap at Churchill’s in San Marcos. Pours a clear amber to near red. Moderate lace. Nose is red fruits, toffee, brown sugar, fruit juice. Hints of sherry. Taste is syrupy, sweet, sticky, moving to sharp tanginess with brown sugar and lemon maple. Lemony and toffee finish. Pretty intensely sticky. Very sharp mouthfeel. Long sticky plus resiny bitter finish. Headache inducing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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