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RATINGS: 1604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 112   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Founders most complex, most innovative, most feared and yet most revered ale produced. Massive in complexity the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alpha’s used to create this monster. More IBU’s than any brewery has documented, more than you would believe and dry-hopped for twenty-six days straight with a combination of 10 hop varieties. Dangerously drinkable and deliciously evil. We dare you to dance with the Devil. 112 IBUs


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chipper (303) - Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Medium brown, cloudy and thick. Minimal head. Hoppy aroma with some sweetness. Flavor is strong, rich, extremely hoppy but has a little sweetness and easy to drink considering the very high ABV. Not something I’d want to have more than one, or two.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (4079) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 11, 2009
12 oz bottle from Walt!!! Nose of a Barleywine, caramel, raisins, brown sugar, with a hint of piney hops. Murky opaque brown with a small light beige head. Flavor is light bitterness, brown sugary sweetness, toffee, and a lingering bitter finish, more prominent than in the beginning! Too bad I can’t get this in CA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2009
Bottle from Stan at Lone Hill. Aged one year. Pours a thick amber color with a faint beige head that leaves respectable lacing. Smells of malt and caramel, completely eclipsing the hop profile. Tastes like apple seeds and molasses. Very reminiscent of Pannepot with a slash. Tough stuff at 13%, but worth seeking out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunkysersose (18) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Oh yeah... I love it when this is on tap at the brewery.. It does not suck! Make sure you have your seat belt fastened on the bar stool.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3633) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2009
pours a murky deep amber-ruby color with little or no head on it. aroma is suprisingly sweet with hints of caramel, intense spicy hops, citurs, and dark fruits, and alcohol. smells alot like a barleywine. very complex flavor with caramel and brown suger up front followed by intense spicy hops and dark fruit. mouthfeel is very syrupy and thick. finish lingers on with dark fruit and dry oaky qualities. this is a baleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1652) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to Pantanap. Hazy, brown color. Nose is super hops, sugary, and waters my eyes. Tastes starts off very bitter, a bit nosy and tart. Floral qualities come through along with the obvious hop and malt profile. Alcohol is upfront and evident. Full smooth mouth and almost too easy to drink. Dangerous beer that got me off to a roaring start. I have not been actively searching out hop bombs for some time but this was a nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Retorp. Pours a clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of citrus, grapefruit, molasses, floral hops, caramel and honey. Flavor is also sweet and malty with notes of citrus, grapefruit, caramel, honey, and some light spice and hops. Generally medium body with a pleasing hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2009
courtesy of retorp. POurs dark amber with tan head. Aroma is loaded with caramel and light traces of hops. Taste, thick mouthfeel, superior malty presence all to the way to the finish, adding for some sugary notes. Light hops, very smooth and grainy. This is 13% and really didi not feel like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Thanks retorp for the share. Pours a caramel brown with a white head. Nose is strongly caramel and pine. The flavor is horrendously sweet malt, lots of caramel sweetness, and love blended together to make a unique beer. Very noticeable alcohol presence; not sessionable at all. This beer is on up with some of the best Triple IPA’s I have had.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Found out that this has been @ kenwood for a long time before I had purchased and was wondering where the 200+ IBUs were: Murky brown pour with first impression of a barleywine. Lots of caramel, pine, hops and malt. Not the punch in the palate I was expecting from the hops, but they are a reasonable bitter. Alcohol works its way down the chest. Decent, but want some fresh.


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