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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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In case you’re one of the 3 people that haven’t figured it out yet, we at Iron Fist are fans of everything unfettered by and silly notions of "tradition". So our latest insurrection is a two-for. We brewed a huge Belgian style Trippel and hopped the (expletive deleted) out of it. Being the counterculturalists that we are, we decisively chose to use the finest imported European hops we could get our hands on rather than the ubiquitous West Coast style varieties. We even threw in some varieties so new they still have that new hop smell. A robust malt character helps balance this truly one-of-a-kind brew.
Brewed for KnB Wine Cellars 3rd Anniversary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2013
Draft @ the brewery. Pours an orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
19th March 2013
Stouts and Porters II. Cloudy amber beer, off white head. Palate is light and a little dry. Mild fine carbonation. Light sweet dry malts, fair amount of sweet aniseed alcohol. Sugary sweet dried fruits and a does of paint stripping ethanol. Has a kind of ramped up Tripel sweetness here but there is way too much obvious alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Murky golden color, massive tan head, amazing retention. Aroma of orange peel > lemon peel. Taste of citrus, rising bread bread dough. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (13373) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 Bottle shared at Bruce’s, London during The Stouts Tasting, Pt. II - many thanks to Ken-O. Pours hazy, red-gold with a modest, foamy white head. Lots of yeasty, sugary malts in the nose, suggestions of banana, candi sugar. Huge sweet flavor, lots of alcohol, some bitter pine needles and grass, sugary dough, yeast. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm to hot finish, bubblegum, sugary doughy bread, light white wood, syrupy sugars, dry banana. It is way too sweet and heavy; not a joy to drink during the twilight of a big stouts tasting, but I suppose there is a time and place for a beast like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12044) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 25, 2012
Capped 750 from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Fred is on top of new releases. Pours cloudy, dark, somewhat ruddy, amber. Decent creamy beige head. Aromas of yeast/spice, kandi, light pitted fruit, citrus. Can’t smell alcohol, but I get a burn deep in the trachea. Full bodied. The alcohol is present, but more a flavor enhancement than an issue. Flavor is yeast/spice, pretty roasted malt, hint of chocolate, definitely light pitted fruit, and pretty sure about citrus. And there’s sort of an overarching perfume/floral. Which maybe is a combo of alcohol and fruit esters. Fairly complex ale. The mouth feel is fantastic, and the flavors persist into the finish. This is a great sipper. Tho I’m gonna do the bottle. It is a very tasty ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11913) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Draft. Murky amber body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, spicy/yeasty, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, pine, some boozy, light yeast, grapefruit. Medium-full body, alcohol, some resin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11619) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured cloudy orange copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Very complex fruit, citrus and small alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex sweet flavor with medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer that exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Amber pour with an off white head. Aroma is sweet, yeasty, honey and some very faint hops. Sweet, yeasty flavor, apples, candy sugar, sugar cookies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (8371) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2013
Bottle at THE stouts tasting part 2, thanks to Ken. It pours cloudy deep orange with a small off-white head. The nose is spice, celery, pear, apple, light tartness and icing sugar. The taste is toast, earth, hay, sweet pear, apple, banana, spice, alcohol warmth, sugar, pepper and honey with a pretty hot finish. Medium-full body and moderate carbonation. Sweet and hot are not what I’m looking for (in a beer).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (7997) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Sample from a bottle, shared by Alexsdad06. Half hazy amber color. Thin off-white head, little lace. Caramel malty taste, little on the sweeter side. Bigger body, light carbonation. Hides the ABV very well. Little grainy toasty malt. A nice one to sip. Pretty impressive.

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