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RATINGS: 1851   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 Jackson’s rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bbaxter (12) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Amber pour, foamy head. Aroma is malt, caramel, sugar, vanilla, and slight hops. Taste is malt, caramel, slight bitterness at the end.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCaptMatey (67) - Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Poured a cloudy amber colour with a thing white head that left thick lacing. Aroma is sweet floral malt and hop notes with an encompassing woody base. Flavor is sweet caramel and toffee malts, piney and citrus hops, and notes of oak with a small bite of alcohol with toasted vanilla. Medium bodied and not too bitter with a warm finish. Fun for those who love their alcohol.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
remice2 (62) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
on tap chez dogfish, début août avec le beaux frère. Belle couleur orange foncé avec des teintes bourgogne. arômes de fruits des champs, zeste d’orange et bourbon, quelque traces de vanille subtile, en bouche c’est très fruité et crémeux, velouté même! la vanille et bourbon s’embrasse dans une final sec et rafraichissante accompagner d’une richesse tropical , taux dialcool honnête et trop facile à boire pour celui ci.En gros . Très très bonne!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbertels (94) - NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Nice head, dark brown and slightly opaque. Aromas are strongly wood, hops, banana, caramel. The richness of the taste is joy-inducing; the oak and the dry hopping makes this powerhouse of an ale very, very interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1341) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 15, 2014
12oz bottle shared. Medium to dark orange with white head and wonderful lacing. Aroma is complex malt and plenty of hops. The flavor is a definite blend of 90 minute and the oak staves. As they say very complex and very tasty. At 80 ibu the bitterness is somewhat muted.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
outlawskies (967) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie likes but can not drink a glass of it bbbbggggvvvvvvvvvvvvgvvgggggggggggvggggggggggggggg via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Criz (111) - - OCT 12, 2014
12 oz bottle from a 4pk. Pours a deep golden amber with no head. Aromas lead with apricots, followed by floral notes and finished with bitter hops. Flavors of floral perfume, resinous hops, with a white wine finish from the oak. Mouthfeel is syrupy, oily, and low carbonated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2880) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Secret Summer Santa 2014. Pours hazy golden with a rather small offwhite head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, tiny fruity and slightly malty with sweet bread, caramel, toffee, resinous wood, pine needles, grapefruit rinds, vanillin, moss, alcohol, moist soil and orange zest. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, fruity and tiny malty with caramel, grapefruit juice, resinous wood, pine needles, moist grass, piña colada, minerals, vanillin, rose pepper, orange zest and lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, tiny astringent, slightly oily bitter, tiny boozy and medium bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, tiny fruity and slightly malty with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, grapefruit juice, piña colada, resinous wood, pine needles, orange zest and lemon zest. For aging an IIPA this is great however it still doesn’t convince me the concept is a good idea to begin with.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
pet3rman (320) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
I have tried this beer aged as well and it holds up slightly improved. The bitterness is impressive, alcohol well hidden but metallic taste upon finish is a little overbearing. Impressive in some regards but disappointing in others.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
delnoche (445) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - SEP 26, 2014
12fl oz bottle poured into a Dogfish IPA glass. Pours the color of honey with a ton of off white head. Aroma is strong oak and alcohol. Flavor is wood, vodka, slight vanilla. I think there's a lot more going on here but the alcohol is too overpowering to tell. The finish is long and bitter with alcohol warmth. Interesting and very strong but a bit too much to want another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
uckelman (301) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
Pours hazy amber. Not much head. Floral and fatty? aroma, hints of pretzels. Heavy, velvety body.


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