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RATINGS: 1976   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Jacksonís rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Oak aged complex flavor is ruined by an annoying cream soda taste and diabetic sweetness. Limited carbonation sticky syrup. Barley wine and IPA are two of my favorite styles but this falls flat in most respects.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2647) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 Bottle. Nice fruity complex aromas. Roasted/nutty and molassesfor the malt, orangey hops, and a bit of soap. Other noticable notes were raisins and dates and the oak itís aged in. Itís got a small fizzy white head which mostly diminishes, but it has excellent lacing on the glass. Color is rust/red. Taste is heavily sweet from start to long finish. Itís got a medium to full body and is syrupy on the palate. Carbonation is soft to flat and has lightly dry and alcoholic finish. Not my favorite Dogfish but still tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Generally, I liked it very much. Itís very sweet, very carmel. Definitely has some of the 90 minute taste, but much sweeter. Had to sip it due to the sweetness and the ABV (over 10%). I liked this beer and if it were in the $2-$2.50 range, I would buy a six pack. Donít think I can spend $15 for the 4-pack, though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2007 Intens clear brownish/orangey color with nice huge head. Intens sweet taste with fruit, hops, malt, caramel and spice.. Nice one..

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (3076) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2007
this is SIN! mein gott! gives me shivers, Had this at the Bodega Brew Pub dowtown and it is soooo delish! whoa Unique beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Bottle at Flying Saucer, Houston with Brett Weir, BillBrasky, and my fiancee. Pours like a top-shelf cognac/whiskey with an intense aroma of white grape, riasin, and peach. A rush of bourbon barrel-raised hops immediately innundates the tongue, only to be quelched by a soft, thick river of sugar candy. Full and thick on the palate. Geez, another fine beer- from Dogfish Head. Can someone please check the temperature in Hell???

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber color with a small white / off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, fruit, heavy hoppy, pine, oak, alcoholic. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is full, texture is syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. I think it is a cross between barley wine and IIPA. But very nice :o))

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2007
nice and sweet, 12oz bottle, served in a tulip glass. a good beer, but not a IIPA, very sweet thats the predominate in the sugary. No complaints on this beer. a nice beer with some alcohol bite on the back end.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2007
On draft at the Flying Saucer in Ft. Worth. Deep amber pour with minimal head. Aroma of fruits, malts and hops. First taste was malts and honey followed by grassy hops. Syrupy sweet and lip smacking good. I really thought this was more of a barley wine style than IIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Pours amber. Aroma jumps at your nose with hoppy, oakey notes. Flavor is oak, honey, hops, and a bit of malt. Mouthfeel is very round and syrupy. Honey overtones more apparent in finish. A delicious beer but the only bad thing is that I donít think itís appropriate to drink en masse.


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