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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.ís (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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnielsen13 (244) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Bottle @ home. Pours amber with small head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and very hoppy. Flavor is tangy, piney, resiny and some caramel malt. Very nicely done to hide the alcohol content


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (10342) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. Murky light brown color, coca cola head. Aroma of pine and butterscotch. Taste starts very sweet caramel and transitions quickly ti very bitter pine resin and scotch. Interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3263) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
On tap @ The Pony NYC. Cloudy really glowing deep amber - golden in the glass this one and it has a small but really lacing off-white top. Nice hoppy nose with lots and lots of peachy fruitiness. Really tropical nose, lots of pineapple and mango. A bit like nosing on a tropical juice in a way. Lovely. Yeah, itís hoppy this. Not overwhelming in any way, but they have added lots of hops in this batch. Soft oily to sticky on the mouthfeel and itís soft on the carbonation as well. Loaded with piney hops making this quite a real palate cleanser. The alcohol is hardly noticeable at all. Citrus, pine cones and birch dominates here. Really enjoying what Iím tasting, but I doubt I could drink loads of this in one setting. A glass however, perfect! 19.06.2013

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
omega (683) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2014
Rich red robust and quite dry on the palate. And yep she is a bitter bitch of a beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1277) - Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Bomber thanks to tepp. Hazy reddish copper with a beige head. Super malty aroma. Tart and hoppy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (801) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Just another great addition from another great brewery. The Tongue Buckler kind of comes off as a Barleywine, what with itís murky brown body and pillowy tan head. The body is full but kind of grainy. Heavy flavors of bitter hops strike their pose on a playful runway of caramel malts. It seems a bit toned down, like a pirate with a dull scabre, but this beer is a solid. Very solid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cory (304) - , California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Draft. malty hop character with a medium hop and a long finish. A little boozey but mostly just a bitter strong ale thatís kinda hard to finish a pint. Nothing off putting just not pint worthy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (4817) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Tremendous new label on this bomber (of a skeleton holding the severed tongue of a seaman/pirate). Nose is very hoppy and íredí, if that makes any sense at all, hop dust with caramel and earth, resin, plenty of sugar. Pours deep scarlet with a large and dense tan head. Taste is medium bitter with strong caramel and earth, some dank hops; semi-dry (!!!) to start and only somewhat sweet after lots of volume accumulation. Hops are fresh and piny, woody, and earthy, very light citrus buried in the deep background, and the resin/rough side is also somewhat slight; generally dulled or de-edged all around. Still, the malt is strong enough for some measure of balance in the big, crisp full body, and there are pleasant herbal and mildly spicy notes if you look for them. Clean and fresh, alcohol is not hot or at all unaccounted for. This seems to be another example of a well-made and masterful beer whose recipe Iíd love to alter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (9260) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 22, 2014
(Tap at Craftworks tap house, Itaewon)
A deep, dark ruby beer topped with a beige head. Smells of well-integrated dusty peach hops, a touch of vanilla, and a few raisins.
In the mouth, those hops are present, in quantity, but - alas - alcohol too, which is clearly present all the way into the finish.
I wanted to like this, but itís boozy, with not just warming alcohol. At least itís not sticky, though it gets sweeter with time.
The hops merge with the alcohol and are subsumed by it.
Unusually, Phil did not share this.
7 4 6 3 11 = 3.1

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (3800) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Draft - Caramel and piney hops. Clear amber with a rich beige head. Up front bitterness, caramel and a bit sweet. A little too bitter but still nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2233) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
Does a dark reddish brown color with a Lacey canvas colored head. Notes of hop oil, animal skin, caramel, biscuits and earth. Overly astringent and sweet.


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