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RATINGS: 1970   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 Jackson’s rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2006
from a 12oz bottle. pours like syrup with a very small white head. beautiful crystal clear dark orange in color. very complex aroma dominated by sweet toasty malt with some citric hops, slight funky barnyard aroma and some vanilla. nice ballanced bittersweet flavor with some alchol burn on the finish. thick and creamy on the palate. not as hoppy as i would have liked but still a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2009 On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 08/28/2008. Clear dark amber body with ruby highlights. Big malty caramel and molassas aroma. Big caramel and molassas flavor with floral hops and a sweet bitter finish. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. 8/4/8/4/16 - 4.0 02/12/2006: Dark amber color with a thin off-white head. Strong malt aroma. Flavor of strong malt that almost overpowered the beer. Overall, an underfermented beer. 7/3/7/3/14-3.4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Pours a deep cherry red with a brown tinge. Large rocky light brown-white head. Hoppy aroma of citric hops with hints of a woody hop variety. Strong malty bitter taste with a fruity, nutty sweet, almost barleywine like aftertaste. The body is thick and rich in alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2006
an interesting flavor emmits from the alcohol of the beer. Sweet initial taste that lingers until it is desolved by the strong alcohol aftertaste. A nice heavy beer, good for getting drunk.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Ochre/amber color with fluffy, off white head. Well balanced, with some sweet-fruit notes predominating up front and the oaky undertones throughout. Not as hoppy as I expected, but that doesn’t make it bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lowe1983 (1480) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Pours a clear amber color with a thin off white head. Aroma is of citrus, slight hops, and a hint of a wood smell. Flavor is very complex. It begins with citrus and some other fruit with a hint of oak flavor. It finishes with very little hops and a little alcohol warming. The mix of brews covers up the 90-minute IPA flavor that I’ve come to love, which is too bad. I was expecting a little more of a hoppy flavor. It’s still a decent brew but given the choice I would buy the 90-minute IPA first.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jine (903) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2006
12 oz bottle. says "bottled 12.25.05" Christmas Day? A nice Present from old Dogfish Claus for me then! Very interesting mix in with the 90. The alcohol has a little bit of a bite to it way in the background behind lots of hops and a malt backup. Oak-ey (Barrel-ey?) at times.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Dark amber pour. Aroma had the oak in full effect, with some rich floral notes from the hops. Flavor has some vanilla and sweetness to start with the hop notes coming later. Nice hop finish that does match the 90 quite closely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2006
Bottle 12oz. Pours a clear reddish amber with a slight head. Very lightly carbonated. A very tempered IPA, but the muted hops are rich and luscious. Flavors of fruit and some wood. A beer to sip and be savored. Thanks Beervana.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1604) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2006
Outstanding palate on this beer, as it comes back for encore upon encore during the sweet caramel, astringent, oaky finish. The beer itself is a brilliant mohogany/copper. Aromas of oak, caramelization and juniper, and otherwise reminiscent of the 90-minute. The hops and the alcohol are restrained by the oak and other hoppy complexities, and there is a rolling, sweet feel to the beer (even if it is a touch thin). A great addition to the DFH line.


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