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RATINGS: 1571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 112   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goblincat (398) - Petersburg, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Poured a nice brownish red with very little head. The aroma is a hint of strawberry mixed with hops and spice. This is pretty thick and flavor filled, with a rich malt and floral combo that dissolves in your mouth, leaving alcohol and a caramel/chocolate/malt finish. It’s rich enough to make it hard to drink more than one, and strong enough too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Whoa. This is a big’un. The body is a dark, murky, burnt-orange to sienna brown color. A small but well retained, creamy, beige colored head crowns the surface. Dense legging morphs into soapy, spotty lacing that clings. The aroma is like a hop milkshake! Huge amounts of luscious caramel, melted toffee, and heavy, velvety cream provide ample malty backbone to counter the ridiculous hop billing. Grapefruit, orange, lemon and pine all make there presence felt in the nose. Flavors follow suit seamlessly, bold, creamy caramel and toffee malts caressing the tongue just before the biting assault of citrus and pine takes over. The body is full and viscous, ultimately falling just on the sugary side of perfect. A long, bitter citrus finish lingers on the tongue. This brew is over the top, but in a good way. Great for when you’re in the mood for a whopper of a brew. Far more reasonable (and drinkable) than 120 Minute, which is the closest comparison I can draw.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thickfreakness (132) - AUSTIN, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2008
This pours a beautiful dark ruby with a light yellowish head that fades to a layer of foam and a little bit of lacing. I love the color of this beer. Smells really fruity, caramel-like and sweet with plenty of alcohol notes as well. Taste is extremely bitter but also nearly cloying sweet. Lots of ripe juicy grapefruit and tons of caramel malt backbone. Very syrupy and still quite smooth. Alcohol and grapefruit bitterness linger on the tongue for a while after each sip. Pushing the limit between "triple IPA" and a really hoppy west coast barleywine. Despite the large amount of alcohol and sweetness I actually enjoyed this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2008
On paper....this beer sounds great. 200+ IBU’s, 10 hop varieties, 13%!!!!!. But I think I might have gotten an old bottle. Poured a deep murky reddish/orange. Hop aroma was very strong. No head what-so-ever - nothing. Taste was very smooth, and not over the top hops. I’m thinking this beer was stored improperly at some point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle at Monks Cafe. This poured a cloudy reddish copper color with no head, Awesome hop and barrel nose, with a real big mouthful. Really a super hop flavor with with a nice bitter finish, but that doesn’t really do it justice,. There is a complexity to this beer that makes it special. I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2008
12oz bottle thanks to schneid. Pours a dark amber with no head. Nose is fruity - peach or apricot - and alcohol. Tasty is very malty, similar to Surly Furious. Mouhtfeel was creamy and btter with alcohol present. This reminded me of a barleywine rather than an IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
Bottle thanks to mibirder. Doesn’t taste anywhere close to 200+ IBU, maybe an old bottle, but very sedated hops (maybe 80 IBU). Pours a hazed red color with a very small off-white head. Aroma of dough, molasses and caramel, painfully...nearly absent of hops. Taste is a very malt strong IIPA, nearly barely wine taste. Carmel up front and only a bit bitter in the finish. Syrupy mouthfeel with light carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7312) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2008
This was the closer at the first Stumelagram epic!! .. a very smooth brew indeed... lots sugar and alcohol and biting hops ... jack smokes ... would really benefit with so age on it ... a nightcap beer as defined in the dictionary ... thank you mr stu, this was a good night...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2008
12oz Bottle: Ruddy amber w/ just a wisp of a khaki head. Aroma has caramelly malt up front followed by citrusy hops...fantastic! The kind of aroma that just makes you want that first taste, yet you smell again & again. Slight malt up front in the flavor followed by light citrus hops then BAM! The full-on grapefruit hops at the end. Bitter hop finish. Great beer! Once again: funknmilla with the share.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7604) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 Bottle. Pours a dark ruby color with a tiny white head. The aroma is very rich fruit candies, some rum, and raisins, plus a ton of alcohol. The taste is great; a strong strawberry and citrus hop, brown sugar and peppermint candy, some caramel, a light bitter and alcohol finish. Leaves your palate clean and wet. Very nice. Original, almost more like a Barley Wine, I enjoyed this one a lot. A fizzy and full mouthfeel even though the body is only medium to thin.

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