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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (918) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 23, 2015
Dark ruby colour, small beige head. Aroma of caramel, ripe peaches, apricots and hops. Taste is medium sweet, slightly bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft almost flat carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (8266) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
From tap at CBC 2015. Hazy brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt, hops, dried fruit, alcohol and oak.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (2034) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
CBC 2015. Pours caramel with a low off white head. Aromas of booze, figs, dates, caramel and toffee. Taste is caramel, figs, dates, toffee, molasses, booze and honey. Mouthfeel is very smooth with low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2401) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark mahogany with almost no head. Aromas of brandy, dark candied fruit, sweet malts and toffee. Flavors are same, sweet and sticky with a hot finish. Great stuff. Would be great to cellar to see what happens.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
flip_soeperman (810) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2015
And massive it is. Huge full bodied sweet beer. Some bitterness, hop aroma faded. Beer is old but good. Some oxidation notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (9633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a clear amber with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out notes of brown sugar, caramel and dried dark fruits. Flavour is massive indeed, with loads of brown sugar upfront, followed by caramel, toffee and dried dark fruits. It’s borderline cloying, but is so well-constructed that I can overlook it. Wonderful barley wine.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fombe89 (702) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2015
Botella . @Señor Lúpulo. Despacho de cervezas, Frikicata Gijón 27/06/2015. Color caoba, aromas a malta, caramelo, sabor dulce algo afrutado, cuerpo alto.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5383) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2015
This poured a somewhat murky brown with an offshore head. Aroma was of dark fruit, caramel and earthy hops. Thought flavor was going to be a bit more oxidized than it was. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2015
CBC. Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 010515

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12976) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2015
Tap @ DØE. Dark amber with tiny head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, dark fruits and wood. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, dark fruits, wood, sweet and a little candy.


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