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RATINGS: 1899   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davidisokay (5) - - FEB 14, 2013
Delicious! Pours a light caramel with a quickly dissolving bone white head. Very lightly laced. Medium carb. Crisp palate. Very sweet and malty taste and aroma with citrus undertones in both. Alcohol is hidden well and a good balance of sweet to bitter.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevendoel (35) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Slightly hoppy nose, golden amber color. Taste starts out with a few hops before turning to oak and then finishes with hops. Slightly thick mouth feel. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (458) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Pours a clear golden colour with a small white head. Aroma has a lot of citrus hops with distinct caramel malt undertones, the 90 minute is also noticeable; slightly oaky too. Taste is moderately sweet and more bitter in the finish. Lighter body, thinner on the palate, and good carbonation. A really nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeke626 (439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2015
Draft @ World of Beer in Washington DC. Pours a clear amber-brown body with a white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with some fruit and caramel malts. Taste is similar with more spice/pepper notes. Nice lingering hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (601) - Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2015
Pour from bottle, cloudy brown with off-white head. Fruity woody aroma. Some malty sweetness, bitter oakey "warm’ alcohol in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange with small white head. Nose is malty with pine hops. Medium body, pleasant bitter finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BiiruBierBeer (471) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
Mostly hop smell with some malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Light to medium body, medium to high carbonation, and some foam.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
paleomau (4) - - APR 15, 2015 does not count
Cerveza perfectamente balanceada para la potencia de alcohol que posee. El amargor my bien logrado se mezcla perfectamente con las notas de la madera. Mejora con la temperatura hasta cierto grado.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (211) - Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2015
From the tap the pour is slightly cloudy auburn to brown in color, aroma is hoppy a hint of citrus, taste is hoppy finish is carmel a little vanilla and bits of spice, finish is smooth

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (758) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle in taster. Cloudy orange, small off-white head. Nose is nice caramel and pine hops, vanilla. Smooth body, medium carbonation. Oily, medium sweetness, moderate bitterness. Vanilla finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jabah (165) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
This is a hard core beer! I appreciated the overall quality of the brew, but didn’t fall in love with the taste, otherwise I would have rated it slightly higher. Meant for sipping @ 10% ABV. Has a strong flavor that consists mainly of oak and hops backed my some light fruity flavors. Medium brown/copper color with thick body and decent amount of carbination. Not sure if it’s worth $3-4 a beer, but as with a lot of those DFH 4-packs, you are paying a little bit of a premium to sample the uniqueness of the beer.


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