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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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.


3fourths' rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (9107) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2008 2004 version, sampled at the Larry Bell dinner at Brickskellar. Weird beer. One of the weirdest Iíve ever had. Looks like a porter, dark brown with some burgundy red light seeping through the bottom of the glass. Peppery ginger and mint nose, almost like a bad ginger cola or something. I was not drawn to the smell at all, and the more I drank the less I liked it. The spicy mint/ginger almost resembles horseradish and wasabi at times. Has the body of an imperial stout, quite thick, low carbonation, but that doesnít make up for the mess of flavors that this beer has (I know thatís the point, but it just doesnít taste good). Has some smoked meat notes as well, with some cloying molasses on the back end. 3.2

Blind rating. 2004 bottle, batch 6714. Thick, viscous body, dark brown cola colored body. Intense nose of cardamom bread and maple syrup scented bourbon. Seedy tree bark and green cardamom, thick maple throughout, viscous, full, spicy and sage-like, some tingly pepperiness, weird, overdone chewiness. Ginger, too. Not sure whatís going on in this one. I donít really like it, seems like juniper/gin. Oxidized and stale, some cardboard, some old ale-like wateriness and staleness. Boozy nose is too much to handle.
6/4/6/3/14 = 3.3


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bnokk (453) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Rated in 2016. APPEARANCE- burgundy red color. No apparent carbonation remaining. NOSE- sweet! Cherries. FLAVOR- very sweet, deep & flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21755) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2016
15th January 2016
Thatíll be me 20K then @ ChrisOís. Hazy deep amber beer, good pale tan head, short lived. Smooth palate. Sweetish malts, caramel and toffee. Sweet cinnamon. Mild tangy fruits. Large pinch of spice. Light semi dry finish. Comes together well.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2016

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ madmitch76 - 20K Tasting ] - chriso & Boudicca House, London.

[ As Bells Eccentric Ale ].
[ Vintage 2008 ]. Clear dark brown color with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, caramel - maple syrup, spicy, cinnamon, light vegetables. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, spicy. caramel, sweet malt, sweet spices, caramel - maple syrup, light chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160115]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle shared at Kennyís 20k tasting - London. Cheers to Ken himself for this! Vintage 2008. Pours rich brown with a light, tan cream head. The nose has light damp carpet, hints of cinnamon, mint and wood. Heavy sweet flavor with dark sugars, more cinnamon, toffee. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with strong sugary syrup character, some vague fruits, gooey toffee. Heavy stuff. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (8934) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Huge thanks to Kenny for this one, 2008. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a small tan head. Aroma is black pepper, brown malts, cinnamon and Worcester sauce. Flavour is sweet, cinammon, spicy little black pepper, brown bread, some jammy fruits in the finish. Palate is thick and sticky, sugar, moderate to low carbonation. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (6196) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
33cl bottle shared at Kennyís 20K celebrations @Chrisoís, thanks to Ken. It pours a dark brown color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is sweet and lightly spicy with notes of chocolate coffee bourbon vanilla and cinnamon. Taste is also mostly sweet with notes of oregano chocolate bourbon vanilla and coconut. Medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, tasty number

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16669) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2016
Bottle split at Madmitch76 20K tasting, thanks to Kenny, 15/01/16. Dark mahogany brown with little in the way of a head. Nose is chocolate, spice, Cinabon loaf, light wood and herbals. Taste comprises light spice, sprucey wood, chocolate cinnamon brownie, light soy, root ginger, chocolate orange. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Decent for style and this 2008 vintage has aged well.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (12245) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle thanks to Ken, shared at his very own 20K tasting. This particular bottle dates back to 2008. It pours near black with a small off-white head. The nose is umami, meaty, cinnamon, twig, wood, grassy, Worcestershire sauce crisps, earth and some oxidised notes. The taste is bitter - sweet, liquorice, oily, pretty spicy, cinnamon, slick alcohol, molasses and tangy dark fruits. Medium body and fine carbonation. Interesting for a taster, but not sure how much of this I would/could drink.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (5954) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle share at Kenís 20K. Thanks! As íBells Eccentric Aleí. Black with a small bubbly tan head. Aroma is treacle, cinnamon, spice, worcester sauce. Body is medium, soft carbonation, smooth. Taste is sweet, treacle, cinnamon and mixed spice, tangy and dry. Itís OK - not really my sort of thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17163) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Dark brown beer lasting tan head. Cinnamon and spice aroma. Worcester sauce. Quite sweet and tasty though. Good I thought.


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