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RATINGS: 343   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kathy (241) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2003
2000 vintage - Cloudy amber-brown color. Not much head. Floral/perfumey/spicy aroma (like nothing I've ever had before). Lemon drop in the aroma, too. Very spicy ginger and lemon flavor with a caramel finish. Strange. "Exotic." Odd. I respect it, and I rate it pretty well, but I'm not sure I like it that much. It's so different from anything I've had before. I'll have to have this again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2002
Only had one, soon after I purchased. My understanding is that this beer is made for aging, so I canít wait to review one I have that is 4-5 years old. Would not recommend drinking this without some serious aging.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clownoisseur (212) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2005 vintage. Pours a murky brown, minimal head, quickly diminishes, minimal lacing. Aroma...wow. Well, lots going on here. Sweet molasses, roasted malts, vanilla, ginger, corriander and onion. Taste is as weird....er, eccentric, as the smell. Very spicy beer. Ginger balanced with a thick molasses...some raisin/fig/maple syrup flavors swirl...then some real earthy undertones. Tastes like vegetable soup! Minimal carbonation makes this one feel like a liquor at times...syrupy, sticky. Long lingering finish. Very interesting beer, but not something I would want to drink with any regularity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2006
Vintage 2004 thanks pailhead. Beep brow to deep red appearance. aroma was sweet with notes of Figs, dates and nutty. alc was definetly there with plenty of hop aroma. Mouthfeel was greater and richer than a usual barley wine. flavors were sweet fruity and rich carmel malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewolf (169) - Wilderness, WA, USA, - OCT 5, 2009
Bold spices and rich chocolate swirl with abundant hops in the nose. Dark brown pour with an ample beige head. Flavor is certainly spicy, with rosemary pushing to the forefront. Chocolate notes mix with a complex nuttiness, and then move towards the bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is nice, but overall, goes down less smoothly than Iíd like it to. The rosemary is interesting, but overpowering for me. Iím very glad to have tried this one. Takes on an extremely quirky old ale essence to me. Commendations all around for stepping out of the box!

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 Smithís 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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2002
2002 batch:Wow. This is killer stuff. Because they only sell this one day of the year at the brewery only, I had make a little journey. This was a whopping 25 dollars a six pack. The guy at Bells said it had 1000 dollars of corriander seeds in the batch. The taste of this brew is very strange and complex. So is its aroma. The only thing my taste buds can discern is the hops. All the other crazy flavors are a mystery to me. All I know is that its good.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle. Thanks to SPRINKLE for the connections. Pours a dark pink color with a great thick head. Very sweet flavors here. Chocolate and alcohol notes on the tongue. Full chewy mouthfeel. Wanting this one for a long time.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2006
Thanks DavidP. Has a nice deep dark brown color with a creamy tan head. Strong malty sweet aroma. Has a good body, with the right amount of carbonation. Stronger flavor. Overall, itís kind of nice.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2006
Paper notes from the Falls Tasting / 2006 YeHA!. Aroma is floral, with a ginger note evident. Pour is a cloudy light brown with a lacey head. Flavor is loaded with a malty-sweetness, some spice, and the ginger note remains. Marvelously complex with a lingering sweetness.


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