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DuClaw Colossus (2006 & 2011)

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 658   ABV: 21.92%
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The name says it all! This unique brew comes in officially at 21.92% abv. This was accomplished by the use of 3 different strains of yeast and a lot of TLC. Technically an ale, but this monster has complex flavors and aromas that suggests characteristics of mead and fruit wines. Be sure to sample Colossus at several different temperatures including heated. That’s right!...heat it up to about 105’F for yet another unique experience of flavors and aromas! 2006 is the swing top bottle and 2011 is the 22 oz. bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmac (4007) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle shared by richlikebeer at the jimmack invitational 2010. Poured a clear burnt orange with a smaller off white frothy head. Aroma was very hoppy, citrus and pine along with a slight touch of cat piss, sweetness lead by honey and caramel. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a lingering bitterness. Flavor of nice citrus fruits, hop cones, slight pine, dry bread, caramel and alcohol. After the abomination that was Sink The Bismark this one is as easy to sip as a bottle of Poland Spring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle thanks to Rich at Jimmack’s tasting. Pours clear amber. Nose and taste of cane sugar, sweet molasses, oak, booze and caramel malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Dark red brown color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, some roast, dark fruits, citrus, and alcohol. Taste of chewy molasses, dark fruits, vanilla, citrus, pine, and alcohol in the finish. Thanks to Rich for sharing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GodOfThunder (1247) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Huge brew shared by cheeseman. Packs a punch of dark malts and dark fruits. Strong alcohol flavor. Fairly good for as strong as it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2010
A beast shared by the Cheeseman. Pours a brownish with no head. Caramel, toffee, boozy aroma. Taste is honey, malt and surprisingly smooth for such a big beer. Works really well when warm. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Pours turbid deep copper with minimal off-white head. Nose is prune, pear, apple, yeasty spice, malt, honey, fermented fruit. Tastes very rich, huge, with spices, cinnamon,and a gigantic honey dipped fruit flavor that reminds me a lot of the Jagwiga and Canadian eis-ciders I’ve had in the past. Very smooth, well hidden -OH, a bit cloying late, but delicious and very smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
22oz. Bottle: Aroma is sweet, with notes of dark ripe fruit, honey, light toasted caramel, malt, figs, raisins, slight hops, apple, and slight spice. Poured amber/copper in color, with a medium-sized, creamy, beige head that diminished but lasted throughout around the edges, and as a film on top of the beer. Lightly hazy. Very slightly sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, dark ripe fruit, figs, raisins, honey, slight hops, and maple syrup. Medium to full body. Viscous, coating texture become lightly dry. Soft carbonation. Dark ripe fruit, malt, honey, fig, raisin, and slight hop finish is dry. 22%ABV is completely hidden throughout...AMAZING!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Clear to slightly hazy orange brown color. Aroma is sweet, sugary and alcoholic. Flavor is sticky, sweet, sugary, candy like. Boozy crispy pie crust with brown sugar. Cloying sweetness which I usually enjoy. Slick honey mouthfeel. A sipper, didn’t enjoy as much as I though I would. Would love to try again if given the chance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1208) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2010
Had this at a tasting at the home of "hannont" a few weeks ago. Colour... clear, orange-amber with no head. Nose... loads of candied orange, pekoe tea and spice. Palate... holy cats! What a colossus!! Aside from the gentle CO2, there’s nothing else low key about this ale! Majorly cloying with booze out the wazoo, followed by toffee, orange spice cake, honey, sherry, candied orange chunks and marzipan. This is like a robust Grand Marnier!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boomer0813 (100) - denton, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle, big thanks to Ericandersnavy. Poured a dark amber w/ white top. Aroma was of apple and cinnamon. Flavor was of a sweet caramel apple. Good sweet beer!

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