Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 107   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9188) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2015
Tap @ Ballast Point Miramar, San Diego.
Pours clear copper color with a small head.
Lot hoppier and sweeter than on the bottle, resinous and quite malty flavor. Fresh.

65 ml bottle @ Hotel room, Santa Rosa.
Pours clear copper color with small head. Aroma of malts, grass, faint hops and hay. Flavor of grass, fruits malts, caramel and mild fruit notes 5415

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, Santa Rosa. Enjoy By 23.03.2013
Aroma is floury and stale with resin, some vanilla and hops. Flavour has alcohol, resin, some oat and ripe fruits. Too much on the sweet side, although the resin here is nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ration (2126) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
210712. Bottle at hotel in Santa Rosa, California. Pours clear amber with a nice head. Aroma sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2461) - JAPAN - JUL 18, 2012
Between job drink. Lovely deep amber with creamy off white head. This is Arnie from Twins. Full, muscular, but with a softer, sincere side. Massive pine and citrus rind...almost burning the tongue residually. Full body, but not sticky. As balanced as a beer called ’Tongue Buckler’ can be. Biscuit malt but the Tsunami of hops stays long after.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RedSox2004 (1629) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Pours a deep reddish brown/mahogany with a two-finger thick tan head that dissipated to a solid film and left great lacing. Pine hops were the strongest aroma with big roasted malts clearly present. A delicious beer, strong resinous hoppy flavor balanced with strong maltiness that lingered in the background. Medium body with light carbonation that left a real good mouth feel. A big, big awe-inspiring beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2012 Location/Date:Bottle on July 12th, split with Dave and Bryan.

Appearance: Pours a dark copper.
  Aroma: Aroma of caramel malt.
  Taste: Medium bitterness, nice amount of caramel malt, muddy at times..
    Palate:Medium body, short aftertaste.

Summary: I enjoyed this and like the style but is not my favorite of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FriarHop (122) - Long Beach, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Bomber. Pours deep, dark red. Extremely full palate! Everything about this is DEEP. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
doublebock (554) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Orange brown color with thin white head. Maple syrup and pine aroma. Strong flavor of spruce with honey undertones . Spicy concentrated hoppy finish with a subtle kick.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Bottle in Breck with friends and family. Poured a murky copper with an off-white head. Smell is marshmallows, graham crackers, brown sugar, roasty malt, grapefruit, and light alcohol. Taste is sweet caramel, marshmallow, a touch of cocoa, and hops with a huge, lingering bitter finish. Mouthfeel is creamy with medium carbonation. Pretty tasty strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Sampled out of a bomber. A big time red ale that has intense malts. Limited carbonation and really a nice warmer on a breezy night.

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