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RATINGS: 1963   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (322) - - APR 2, 2016
Bottled 1/25/15. Aroma is pine tar, grapefruit, peach, oak and booze. Taste is caramel and peach, grapefruit rind, oak tanin, and pine tar. Warming in the chest with a boozey after taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (1159) - - MAR 31, 2016
hoppy, alcoholic, barleywine-like aroma; amber color; strong (10%), slightly sweet, yet hoppy and bitter with an oaky finish; a very complex beer; a barleywine-like IPA

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bawelt (375) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 29, 2016
Pas si complexe et riche que cela mais très bien vieilli et tout de même très bon. Bouquet très caramel, on jurerait une barley wine. La bouche est de même très barley wine, on sent une pointe fumée, un peu pomme, et légèrement boisée. Elle a un cachet noble, le tout est doux et très buvable !

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (1278) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2016 330ml bottle served in regular glass. Purchased and enjoyed in Hong Kong.
A: Pours a beautiful slightly cloudy amber color forming a medium and very creamy yellow head with medium retention forming some spotty lingering lingering and molasses lacings in the glass. .
S: Sweet nose. Strong notes of caramel malts, orange zest, honey, pineapple and grapefruit. Notes of resin and pine. Light boozy end,.
T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel, toffee, crystal malts, honey, grapefruit, orage zest and resin. Quite grassy and Biscuity. Strong bitternes. Good bittersweet balance.
M: Heavy body. Medium carbonation. Persistent toffee and grapefruit combination in the aftertaste.
O: Excellent drinkability. Authentic Dogfish Head quality.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (8686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle from Craigs, dregs run. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of wood, resin, pine. Taste is sweet, oily, boozy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (2140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Clear caramel golden, soft dusty white head and decent ring with rounded lacing. Nose is spicy, ginger and marmalade with a woody backbone. Initial taste is a rich upfront booziness that clears the decks. Vibrant maltiness and juicy sweetness. Carbonation is still firm and mouthfeel is fairly lean. Finishes a weep of more boozy sweetness and firm woody linger. Good times. And over a year old?

Bottle fae Trembling Madness, Pig Out Tasting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1167) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Pours orange with a large white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, mango. Taste is caramel, pine, medium bitter, some earthiness, peach sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9251) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear orange, nose is sweet toffee, crystal malt, grapefruit, taste is similar, cheesy, oak.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Tap at Barcade, New York. Originally rated 20160212. Colour is clear copper with slightly creamy small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, some sweetness, some fruits, some dryness, some wood, hops and malts.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sirzekel (39) - Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Had several times. Like it more that 90 minute. Nice one to drink real slow. This one has had a lot of thought and effort. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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