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RATINGS: 1643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (223) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep amber, with very little head. Aroma of floral hops, malt sweetness, and more than a tad of alcohol. The flavor is surprisingly well-balanced, despite all the IBUs. A fairly complex floral/citrus hop profile, balanced nicely by sweet malts, with a hint of honey on the finish. The ABV seems lower than it is - I would have pegged it at 8 or 9%. Given the description, I’m surprised and impressed by how drinkable it is, but also a little disappointed that it’s not more unique and powerful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7715) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle@Bishops Arms (Savoy), Malmö (09/07/2016) - pours orange amber with a white head. Aroma and taste comprises sweet tropical fruits, prominent grapefruit, tangerine, citrus peel, with good malty backbone, caramel, resinous hoppy, pine needles, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (7305) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark amber with a white head. Sweet with caramel, hops, resin and some fruit. The finish was bitter and with warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
polo_marco (297) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUL 24, 2016
Smells of Strong malts with pine resin some mango pineapple and paypya. Slightly cloudy amber color small off white head with a bit of lacing. Nice sweet malt start with huge fruit hop flavor with hint of booze some stomach warming. Fullish body with life like carbonation. Not bad but a bit bitey for me along with the booze. Had better triples but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1139) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2016
(355ml bottle from Systembolaget, ~2 months old) Pours clear ruby-amber with a decent size doff white head that fades with lacing. Aroma of intense mix of sweet caramel malts and candied fruit notes - pineapple, apricot, citrus, resin, pine, light bread, an aromatic woody note. Flavor is also intense, that quite sweet caramel malt core has some bready layers, and then there is a fair hit of hop resin, quite pine-heavy. Some dried fruit notes but nothing really jumps out. Pine resin, needles, earth and citrus pith join booze in a fairly dry, aggressively bitter finish. A bit of menthol in the dry aftertaste. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Feels like something between an IPA and a massively hopped barleywine thanks to the sweet malts and more piney, bitter hops. Pretty intense, perhaps not extremely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer_est_deus (1109) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2016
Nästintill klar, bärnstens brun, snyggt orange skum. Doft: Humle, humle, alkohol, barrskog, kola, citrus skal, exotiskfrukt likör. Smak: Som doft i stort med betoning på exotiskfrukt likör. Lite för spritig eftersmak, men på 12% så ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (2578) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2016
Keg friends of ham Leeds. Dark brown decent head. Lots of caramel sweet malts good fruity hoppy bitter finish no sign of abv very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3564) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
@ Basunen 16-7-16: ingen större doft. Fyllig smak med tydlig bärton. Rätt het och matig eftersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3202) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2016
Flaska från SB. Mörk bärnstensfärg som drar åt rött, klar, lågt skum. Doft av frukt och bär som aprikos, persika, hjortron i någon typ av alkohollag typ cognac, mörk kola, karamell och resen. Samma fruktighet som i doften, kola och en massiv resinbeska. Trots det relativt drickbar, ganska komplex med fler lager i smakerna. Stabil men inte tung kropp och bra balans om man kan säga det om en så här extrem öl. Maffigt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjs (6292) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2016
(Bottle, 0.355 l - bottled on 05/10/16, from Alko, 20160722) The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had booze, sweetness and glue. Palate was medium bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, booze, resin, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was boozy and bitter. A sweet boozy mess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarpa (1314) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2016 Bottle 355ml from Alko. Pois clear dark copper, small head. Caramel, malts, slight alcohol, ripe fruits in the aroma. Bitter, caramel, alcohol, toffee flavor.

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