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


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsgarris (6) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Dark amber with white head. Definite aroma of plentiful hops, and the palette of the oak. The bitterness is light as an imperial IPA but smooth with the aging and oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doofgoblin (487) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Pretty awesome. It has the taste and feel of an old ale with punch of hops. The bitterness is strong but somewhat subtle to the toffee, burnt sugar, and leather flavors that give way to a rich and delicious body. The bitterness helps with the cloying sweetness. 10% abv that’s sneaky.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teamsale (155) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with a thick beige head and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt and complex hops. Tastes about as good as a beer can get with extremely complex flavors. The aftertaste is sweet and bitter, with lingering flavors. This beer is absolutely amazing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mysticbrew (114) - - JUL 27, 2016
Pours a golden amber with a tight off-white head that is fairly persistent. The aroma is a subtle citrus with resin & malt. There's a big malt flavor with subtle grapefruit and a note of vanilla & bourbon .... the texture is creamy on the palate with a quick dry finish of hope resin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1914) - - JUL 14, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear copperish color. Aroma and taste are pine, grapefruit, and some malty sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingaugusta (224) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Pours a hazy and slightly browned gold with a decent white head. Nose is a strong blend of floral hops, ripe fruit, and oak barrel. Flavor is quite complex, with a good balanced IPA showing through on the front and a touch of whiskey on the back. Finish is semi-sweet and earthy. Very good

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1772) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2016
Draft at the Bierreri on 5th Ave NYC. This beer was part of a flight of local beers. It was the best of the flight. The ale had a distinctive creamy head with lacing. The ale poured a clear Amber color. The aroma of caramel malts and fruits greet you. The full bodied ale has average carbonation. This ale is special and a winner. The finish was clean as I drained the glass.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sparf (226) - Östersund, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2016
Doftar maltigt av mörka frukter, karamell, citron och aning gummi. Därtill en rejäl dos ek. Totalt sett inte så stor doft dock. Elegant bärnstensfärg och ett kompakt, varaktigt skum. Söt smak med brända inslag. En kryddig avrundning blandat med mandarin. Beskan är väl mycket tillbakahållen och helheten blir därför aningen för söt. En fullödig kropp, silkeslen viskositet och en kittlande lätt kolsyra. Mycket tjusigt!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
gschrade (1035) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2016
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark gold with a white head. Taste citrus, earthy, slightly sweet. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sdaniel90 (895) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. More or less aged 1 year. Clear orangeish with a creamy tan head. Exquiste roasted and hoppy aromas. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet with heavy bitterness. Deep aged and roasted character into a complex malty and bitter alcohol finish. Stunning beer, has aged brilliantly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Percy0103 (614) - MEXICO - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle, 355ml. A dark amber beer with a medium size white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of alcohol, bourbon, wood and spices. Taste is bitter with a strong alcoholic aftertaste. Medium bodied, dry and astrigent. Strong aftertaste that reminds me of wood and bourbon, with a nice malt character. Maybe not as hoppy as some of the Imperial IPAs I have tried, but definitely very nice.


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