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RATINGS: 1979   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
The elusive brew is made from pilsner malt and amber malt with an original gravity of 26.5?P, yielding an 11% abv. It's hopped with Warrior and Glacier varieties. Primary fermentation takes place in open vessels using two yeast strains, one American and one English. For added complexity, the beer is conditioned on barrel staves of French Oak for four months before being dry hopped with Glacier at the rate of a half-pound per barrel. This elixir is then blended 50/50 with 90 Minute IPA. After blending, the beer will measure 80 IBU and 10% abv. Bottled in corked bottles through Michael Jackson’s rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2007
Pours a dark reddish-copper color with offwhite semi-bubbly head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, light floral hops, a tinge of wood. Taste is sweet caramel malt, moderate citrus hop profile, sugar and slight notes of oak. This is beer is somewhat cloying and slightly syrupy. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2007
12oz bottled 01/08/07. Pours a dark clean amber with a decent sized white head and moderate carbonation. Also some nice sticky lacing. Big boozy hop in the initial aroma. Pineapple and rich malts are also present. Flavor is very sweet. Sugary malts, pine and hops along with a nice boozy punch. Has a dryish bitter finish. A belly warmer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2007
12oz. bottle. Floral aroma on the nose at first. Near the middle a caramel aroma and on the finish some alochol and good wooden cask aroma. Amber red body with a yellow/off white head, mild lacing. Dry and juciy cherry flavors with a syrupy texure are very good. Get a wood and caramel flavor on the finish. Dry, wood, tobacco aftertaste on palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2007
This was a very cool IPA> It had some nice aormas of spices and hops. The notes on the palate were long and flavorful. Nice effort!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Nice dark orange color with creamy white head. Faint hoppy nose with a hint of oak. Oaky sweet malt flavor with some citrus hop hints.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2007 One of my very favorite beers. Pours a nice orange-copper color with lots of fine streams of bubbles. Aroma is somewhat lacking. Flavor of sweet grapefruit and maybe a little pineapple throughout, oak, some caramel, with a nice crisp, only moderately bitter aftertaste. Despite the less-than-typical hoppiness, this year’s blend reminds me more of Dogfish Head’s 90 Minute IPA and seemed to have a little less oak character than last year’s batch, but that’s a nit. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2007
12oz. Bottle: Hoppy aroma with lots of oak and caramel and a bit of alcohol. Poured a perfect amber color with a small, off-white head that diminished. Very small lacing. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is quite sweet. Tastes of oak, brown sugar, caramel, and some hops. Not as bitter or hoppy as I had expected. Medium body. Tingly mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Long, malty but lightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from the Coffee Grounds in Eau Claire, WI. Pours a deep ruby brown brew with a thin white head. Aroma has herbal hops, caramel, some brown sugar, vanilla and sweet Hawaiian style bread. Taste is on the dry side with a pine/citrus finish. Alcohol is a bit on the wee-heavy side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle. Another that I would classify as a beer that, after the first sip, I want to stick my face in. I thought this beer was excellent. Just a beautiful pour, deep copper with red highlights, and a fluffy whit head that lasted. Very malty and sugary and but balanced very nicely. Thick mouthfeel and a slick, velvety finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3095) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2007
UPDATED: APR 16, 2013 The aroma is peach, citrus, caramel, oak, vanilla, bourbon. The appearance is a cloudy amber, off white head. The flavor is just like the aroma, more oak-y perhaps, more vanilla. The finish has a boozy warming, pine, citrus. Medium in body, slight;l thick, creamy mouthfeel. Very good.

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