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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

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimgraz (11) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2012
This beer is not for everybody. A very different product that manages to interplay heavy malts up front with bittering hops on the back end and nice floral notes throughout. Drank from a 12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass. It poured a nice copper to red color with a thin, white head that lingered through most of the beer and excellent lacing. Big, sugary malt backbone moves into citrusy and piny hops. All of the malt and hop flavors are very foward and very potent, though they stay short of a medicinal or syrupy chracter. What was most impressive was that, despite the potent flavors, there was not a harsh aftertaste. Though some may disagree, I think this finds a unique balance bewteen malts and hops that is worth a try. Very pricey for a store-bougth bottle of beer, though and my wife and I split a bottle as an appertif and were both very pleased with it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (935) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Pours a really dark amber. Really good and easy to drink for a tripel. Not sure it is worth the price but really good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HippieFee (232) - - OCT 27, 2015
Draft - Rich amber color, slightly brown. Doesn’t have much of any smell to it at all. Hints of vanilla and roasted flavors. Very sweet flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3401) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2015
12 oz bottle via my bro. Clear deep orange-copper with a fair tan head. Pungent orange and citrus, lots of sweet caramel maltiness, quite peppery, spicy, dank, wow. Medium-full body, syrupy with almost moderate carbonation. Lots of big orange and citrus, very sweet maltiness, resin, such a big beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
G_Ram9 (88) - - OCT 16, 2015
This is a monster of a beer! Very rich intense malts balanced by an extremely complex hop cocktail. To my delight, not as hop forward as I had expected but full of flavor. This beer is much better served slightly chilled. I found it too much to handle when first poured out of the fridge. It opened up nicely as it warmed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (783) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Make sure you eat something before drinking. It tastes gross otherwise. Really nice rich aroma. Hops, sugars, a little boozy. Heavy booze taste but nice hops and flavors. Bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lawrencexie (2) - - OCT 6, 2015 does not count
Strong, aromatic, spiced, sophisticated and hints of autumn flowers and dry fruits. Hot punching combos on your head. It's not a wise idea to drink it at mid-noon or as breakfast companion, but in terms of the bed-warmer for a decent sleep, certainly it adapted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sdaniel90 (589) - Mexico City, MEXICO - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle, 355ml. Ruby/orange with a pink hue not unlike the label. Strong caramel roasted and fruity hoppy aroma. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet malty base with a crushing hoppy bitter and alcohol finish. Exquisite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerdedDave (1000) - - OCT 4, 2015
beautiful, clear red color; nice piney, herbal hop aroma with light caramel malt notes; fantastic - piney hops and caramel malts; pretty darn smooth for such a high gravity beer; nice, bitter, piney finish; nice, warm alcohol notes in the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dhatton (234) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Deep amber body with tan head. Resinous aroma of sweet florals, ripe grapes, light brown sugar, and cinnamon bread. Cloyingly sweet taste with some citrus elements. Somewhat of harsh acetone finish. Good overall, but definitely couldn’t have more than one in any given session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (887) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Pours clear copper color with a small, thin bone-colored head that was gone quickly. Citrus hops aroma lies beneath a strong note of toffee malt. Body is full and syrupy with an astringent finish. Flavor is srtongly of citrus hops, with some pine underneath. Solid base of caramel malt.

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