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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Buffalo Billís Alimony Ale was originally brewed for a customer going through a divorce. It has gained a reputation as one of the most eccentric brews, from reports in the Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. No longer one of the bitterest beers in America, just one of the best.


1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/28/1996
Mode: Bottle
Source: Greens

dark ale with a red glow, almost nonexistant head, sweet malt aroma, full flavor with a slight bitter aftertaste

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 2/10; Palate: 2/10; Overall: 5/20
Rating: 1.6/5.0
Score: 4
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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Orion1800 (51) - Piedmont, California, USA - AUG 20, 2007
This has got to be one of the best non-english bitters Iíve ever had. The bitterness was at a perfect location - not up front at the nose but yet not lingering in the throat. Even the person I was with who doesnít like bitter beer surprisingly liked this one

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 22, 2007
(on tap @ brewpub)light ornage body,white head,not enough hops,i wish i could find more to say.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (5234) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2007
From notes on a bottle that was a couple of years old. Pours murky brown with hints of amber and a medium off white head. Aroma had dark chocolate. caramel, and earthy notes. The flavor had caramel malt and some cirtrus, but the surprise was how well the hop bitterness held up. The finish was all bitter. I had almost completely forgotten about this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9436) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2007
On tap @ Buffalo Bills poured a lightly hazy amber with a large lasting eggshell white head. Aromas of earthiness, pine, carmel and a hint of grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied, smooth and slightly dry. Flavors of carmel, pine, earthiness, orange and a hint of grapefruit with a smooth lingering bitter finish. This is far from being the "bitterest" beer in America!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jbelkin (5) - USA - MAR 28, 2007 does not count
Iíve had it on tap at the brewery and itís everything everyone described - fresh - so itís not for everyone but itís a swirl of flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUN 14, 2006
I have no idea how old this bottle is. Tried this in celebration of a friends divorce. Pours dark brown and murky with the slightest ruby edges. Dusty malty mouthfeel. Syrupy sweet palate, with some maple brown sugar and caramel toasted notes. Rich hops and ruthless bitterness as the label implies in the finish. Held up well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2006
I found this one at Root Cellar in Cincinnati. It must be several years old (I am assuming 8 since I last saw it in Ohio). Jet black with just the slightest hint of red at the edges with a thin, fat-bubbled, brown head. Aroma is alot of dry, bakers chocolate, caramel, and licorice with some toasted, malted milk. This is still holding up even after all of these years. The label is slightly faded but the juice is still good. The hops are still there though and this has a great smack of bitterness on the tongue.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Thanks to hopdog... Appears a dark murkey brown with a scattered tan lace. Looks like a porter to me. Smell is of roasted nuts, muddled hops, maple, cocoa, bitter sweetness, and prunes. Taste is sweet, perhaps too sweet, with some dying hops, along with a tad bit of sour maple. Mouthfeel is sugary sweet with syrupy maple and some fizzy funk. Drinkability...a bit past itís prime but an experience.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2005
IPA... right. Pours deep, dark brown with thin tan head. earthy, worm, sween anus aroma. Caramel, cocoa, sweet maple sugar, coffee bean flavor. Smooth palate.


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