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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Monster of a beer, shrouded in mystery, brewed once a year. This beer is hopped quadruple-strength, and exoticly spiced.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (468) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle received in trade from rayl101 (thanks Kev). Pours dark (almost solid black) and had a light brown head that settled with a tan color to it. Had a smoke taste it with a malty body. Finishes with a creamy mouthfeel and the 11% ABV definitely stands out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 20, 2012
big thanks to mwsf for bringing this one to pilsen. 2006 bottle, sampled in 2009. poured a murky brown with a purple tinge and a persistent beige head; a weird aroma of prunes, malted milk and buittered popcorn; strangely reminded me of tinned fruit with plenty of molasses and burnt bitterness reminiscent of the expedition stout. bizarro, a real experience to drink a bottle of this

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4478) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Medium brown. A spiced nose. That is also tasted. A wild spice ride in the flavor. Not a favorite but fun to try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Date: March 21, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: footbalm Description: Opaque dark brown pour with almost no head. Aroma was chocolate, vanilla, berry, fruit, maple, and spice. Taste was sweet sticky maple start, then sour berry, then dark fruit with some spices and an alcohol finish. Medium bodied, smooth with a hint of carbonation. 2008 bottle, number 8877. Thanks Eric!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
bottle thanks to a trade via BA. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was vanilla, earth, spice, fudge, and maple. flavor was spice, fudge, cinnamon, and alcohol. body was medium-heavy with medium carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2012
draft at Bell’s Eccentic Cafe Dec. 2010. Slight soy, lots of alcohol, long roasted malts, thin to no head, flavor & aroma of raisin and dried dates.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Draft at the source, listed as 12%. Murky black, scant edge head. Aroma of salty chocolate, squid ink. Taste has licorice, sweet potatos and various tuberous vegetables. Unusual to say the least.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
In short: An oxidized, overly sweet and overly spicy burgundy ale. Bad
How: Bottle 12oz, age unknown (1 to 2 years of age probably). Split three-way, thanks to the Trois-Rivières lover boys
The look: Dark burgundy-brown body with almost no head
In long: Nose is oxidized (wet cardboard), spicy, minerals, sweetness and overall just plain off. Taste is syrupy, thick caramel, too much spiciness, molasses, oily toffee, cardboard. Very sticky mouthfeel. Was the bottle too old or was it just not my type of beer. I don’t know but one thing is certain I didn’t like this bottle. Anyway, I think having a tasting in the middle of a the Soirée Des Brasseurs 2011 party was not such a good idea and the day after I filled for dignity bankruptcy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Rating #100 12oz bottle courtesy of northernbrews. Pours black with ruby highlights in my Samuel Smith’s pint glass. half inch thick creamy tan head that leaves thick lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasty coffee with hints of maple syrup. Flavor is much the same, with a full body, and a deceptively smooth finish for 12% abv

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (2516) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle 2008 vintage. Brown-black pour with brownish head. Aroma is quite oxidized, strong molasses aroma, old hops, slightly fruity. Taste is not as bad, very sweet, spicy, cinnamon, pepper, molasses, caramel. Palate is rich and sticky, carbonation is a bit too low. An unbalanced monster - not all bad, but the fact that it was over-aged did not help at all.


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