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RATINGS: 345   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2008
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark amber with a fully diminished head. Mild yeasty and alcohol aroma. Flavour is spiced and slight herbal with a nice caramelish note. Lingering spiced and somewhat acidic. Light yeasty too. Mild acidic and yeasty finish with a dense caramel malty note.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2004
An unclear brown beer with a small disappearing orange head. The aroma is of licorice, pine, and medicin - quite weird. The flavor is dominated by pine but also contains a lot of hops, which gives it a lovely bitter end. The mouthfeel is soft.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of pepsican. Hazy reddish brown with a rough, off-white head. Fat, sweetish and spicy aroma. Very full-bodied, sticky, sweet and fat with spicy accents. Rather bitter finish. Excentric indeed, but not really great. 201008

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 22, 2010
Bottled (Thanks Kalevi). Very deep brown, close to black, colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is dark dry fruits, some raisins, mild wooden notes as well as some spices and ashes. Flavour is sweet fruits along some burnt sugar, spices, ashes and mild alcohol as well. Still quite easy to drink 11 % beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2004
Bottled, thanks hopsrus! Cloudy nut brown. Hoppy earhty green menthe aroma. Very malty and somewhat vinous. Salty and spicy, confusing and complex with a Fisherman's Friend finish. This is what Bell's do best: Ridiculously full bodied experimental beer with bizarre flavours.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2010
Bottle. Vintage 2005. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy and slightly hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty spicy flavor. Has a sweetish fruity malty spicy finish with some bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (13479) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2008
Dark brown, some haze. Complex smokey, plummy, figgy nose with turbinado sugars and sweating mirepoix. Crazy palate - again smokey with dark fruit, a splash of alcohol, and intense dark sugars. Soft body and a warming finish. A unique and incredibly flavourful experience.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 6, 2008
(Bottle, 2005 vintage) Pours a hazy mahogany body with a spare beige head. Aroma of bread, toffee, ashes, and dark fruits. Flavor of toffee, caramel malt, bread, molasses, and charred.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11661) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2003 (7/14/03 -- 2000 Vintage): Murky brown body with small off-white head. Aroma is sweet (molasses), light grapefruit, and ginger. Taste is sweet, rich, caramel, big malty, grapefruit hoppy, vinous, some ginger, barleywinish -- damned fine aged beer. (11/14/02): (2001 Vintage?) Muddy brown body. Aroma of grapefruit and ginger. Flavor is ginger, with some bitterness. Not to be consumed in large quantities. (6/3/5/3/11)


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