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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Brewers in the midlands of England would boil their barley wines ales for longer times to intensify their flavors. In making Massive! we used only British Halcyon pale malt and boiled for eight hours, giving the beer a deep ruby color and rich malt flavor. Heavily hopped, Massive! is a beer that can be enjoyed now for its intensity, or after years and years and years of aging.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6692) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bomber. Pours a mostly clear but very dark reddish hue with a small white head. Looks awesome. A big sweet nose, toffee, caramel, rum, sugars. The flavor is massive indeed: sugary sweet concoction, certainly reminds me of some of the bigger sweeter English BWs like Thomas Hardy or J.W. Lee. caramel, raisin, toffee, brown sugar. Sweet fruity hops. Drinkable for sure. In my view, it needs some time to chill. Would be nice to try a 3 year old version.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (832) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 17, 2015
On tap @ Fat Angel, San Francisco - CA. Color: dark brown beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: malt and caramel domination. Toffee balance. Taste: nice malt taste and really sweet notes. Toffee and caramel. Brown sugar. Aftertaste: toffee and alcohol finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (979) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2015
22 oz bottle shared by Tcon! Thanks T! Iím really glad they chose a massive beer to go with the name! Lives up to it! Pours a dark amber color! No head! Sweet caramel aroma! Sweet malty flavor up front! A bit of cinnamon, graham cracker, raisin, and brown sugar! Iím not sure about one thing! I know this beer is massive! I know this beer is Gigantic! What is bigger!?! This is dumb! I am dumb! I liked the beer! I liked the exclamation point! Good beer here!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcon25 (156) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle pour at home, dark amber color, no head, kind of raisin and grape aroma, about the same in the taste, hides the ABV well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (901) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bomber. Pours a deep amber coppery color, medium white head with little retention. Nose is kind of musty, piney hops, some brown sugar, orange peel, vanilla. Mouth is syrupy sweet (which luckily Iím in the mood for) sticky on the palate, dates, raisins, figs, vanilla, candy sugar, light bitterness in finish along with a faint old-school Lifesaver flavor íButter Rumí taste. Pretty good stuff. Chicago (thankfully) isnít seeing the blizzard theyíre getting in the Northeast, but the sleet/snow thatís forming an icy crust over there on Archer Avenue justifies this seasonably suitable beverage.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours a brown ruby red with off-white foam. Smells strongly of grapefruit with hints of cranberry and deeply sweet lupulin. Tastes very sweet and fruity to start with, then fades to a crisp deep barley then ends warm with growing bitterness and lingering sweetness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"Well, they got the name right. Deep, and BIG, in every sense of the word. This is pretty much what I am looking for when Iím in the mood for a barleywine. Rich toffee, fruity sweet, but with more than enough hops to notice. The body is great for a beer of this strength. Dangerously drinkable and very very tasty. If the abv didnít show itself more as the beer warmed, Iíd have scored this even higher."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (732) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a reddish copper with a thin beige head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with roasted malt. Tastes mostly sweet, but a good hop bite. Medium bodied. Soft carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2014
Pours slight hazy orange, min head Smell sweet hoppy fig, caramel raisin Taste sweet boozy caramel, really sweet, Mid body Very good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2187) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Orange brown in color... Caramel toffee aroma, tropical notes... Flavor is light caramel, tropical fruit... Light body, minimal fruity hop notes on finish... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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