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RATINGS: 1880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
spjensen (97) - Davis, California, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pour at Davis Beer Shoppe. Piurs amber with white head and lacing. Aromas of hops, flora and oak.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (448) - Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Aroma of grass, yeasty, oak characters, taste is more oak, alcohol, some citrus, strong malt presence.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jsmanigold (51) - - FEB 8, 2015
A nice sweet flowery aroma emanates from the glass. Medium white head forms after pouring. A medium feel when drinking. The flavor is a boozy sweet citrus flavor with a little oak mixed in. This is one brew I would get again in a heart beat!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
c1raider (41) - New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Iím not convinced the aging helped this beer. All the bright floral and citrus notes are gone replaced with sweet, malty, bourbon. Its heavy and not in a great way. Would not buy again

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
edin88 (4) - Norwalk, Connecticut, USA - FEB 5, 2015 does not count
Bottled 9/30/14, drank 2/5/15. The nose has a light malt sweetness and some notes of plum. Wonderful thick head that slowly dissipates, leaving a thin white layer of foam. Decent lacing. Initially the taste is a very sweet, rich malt flavor followed by some slight bitterness and a citrus burst at the end. Then this leaves an amazing burnt caramel toffee flavor thatís incredible for a beer like this. Then vanilla starts to come through (the only aspect that would lead me to think this was barrel aged). Itís very thick and syrupy but it works so well here. It somehow finishes on the dry end and leaves only the caramel/toffee flavor I mentioned earlier. Iím excited to see what age does to this

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeratarian (129) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Vintage 10/23/13 pours a dark orange/ medium brown. Small, thin medium off white head. Aroma is all malt, bread, caramel, roasty. Flavor is very good. Does not taste like an imperial IPA. I get almost no hops except a nice piney resin linger. Great beer, thatís why I rated high. But truly a Barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (88) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
Nice copper looking IPA. Medium head and full body looking beer. Aromas are pretty mch woody and malty. Not much hops on the nose. Taste and palate are very aggressive though. The mouthfeel is a bit oily and carbonation is medium/low wich makes the body even heavier, as it is already heavy from his aok aging. Alcohol is well balanced as opposed to itís very low hoppiness expected from an IPA. I get fine honey flavours in the biginning then comes the intense and loong woody flavours in the back of the mouth. Malts and wood, this is pretty much what you have to expect from this beer, wich is a good one though!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1363) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
This is really tasty - a bit more oakey complication than just straight up 90 min. Really nicely balanced between aggressive malt and hops. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rougeau13 (2074) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Hazy red-amber with an off-white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit, toffee, oak, resin. Body is a robust medium, semi-syrupy, smooth, and sticky. Huge malt backbone with plenty of bitter hops coming through. Well done.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aumentm (183) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Tremendous. When you buy this its no time to go easy. Nice color and oak aged aroma and taste. Excellent


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