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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2015

Draught @ CBC 2015 [ Blue Session ]. - Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Sparta Hallen, Gunnar Nu Hansens Plads 11, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

[ As Gigantic Massive! ].
Clear medium brown amber color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted - toasted, caramel, peppery, sweet malt, dates, dark fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, sweet malt, dried fruit, dates. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150501]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
From tap. Pours clear and golden amber with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty, caramelish and mild toffee. Sweet, toasted malty and caramelish. Lingering malty and sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (23370) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015. Hazy orange-red coloured with s dmsll off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel,, grass and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
1st May 2015
CBC Blue Session. Keg. Almost clear amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Smooth malts, creamy sweetness. Well integrated fruits. Mild spice and a trace of vanilla. Sweet and smooth finish. Pretty drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (17022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Tap at CBC15.. Copper.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.. Sweet toffee fruit

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14546) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade, CPH. Pours ruby amber with a bubbly head. Nuts, Dark dried fruit, booze and caramel. Full bodied. Sippable. Vaguely Warming. Good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (13623) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (13190) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015, blue session, with Ken, Colin, Reuben and Alex. Dark copper/brown beer with a small head. Fruity caramel aroma, peach, raisins, figs, some toffee, cocoa notes. Fruity vinous flavor, caramel, figs, raisins, warming alcohol, vanilla, some herbal notes. Quite nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (12592) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Tap at Gigantic, PDX, 22/05/13. Clear chestnut brown with a thin beige head. Nose is dark fruits, booze, sugars, dates, raisens, malt. The taste is a little harsh booze wise, sugars, dark toffee, dates, brown sugars. Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey in the finish. Overall I didn’t really enjoy this BW, lacked balance, booze a little on the harsh side. Average at best, drinkable just about, but only in small doses and not one I’d consider revisiting. When I contrast this to Pelicans - Mother Of All Storms which I had a few days later it really is a case of Nissan vs Rolls Royce!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (12531) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2015
Tap @ DŘE. 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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