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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Brewed in the style of a “West-Coast” Imperial Red Ale. Upon first sip, this beer showcases a delicious malt bill worthy of any Red Ale. A face-melting 120 IBU’s quickly follows, however this extreme bitterness only compliments the bold and unique flavor packed into this outcast of an ale. We then age the finished beer in Whiskey barrels for a minimum of 3 months. What comes out is on of the most unique barrel aged beers you will ever have, with massive amounts of caramel, vanilla, oak and Whiskey notes. Fall/Autumn seasonal brew, bottles may be available through out the year. 120 IBU, 10.5% ABV

Previously 9% abv

Getbetter's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (980) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
From the tap at the brewery and a very hazy brownish red ale.Smells very boozey and a light head.Not too much boozey and you can still taste a great amount of the red ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1225) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle at Gents Bierfestival. Vanilla, caramel, whisky, fruity, light bitter. Warming alcohol. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18998) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
27th August 2015
Murky red - brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is airy and a little soft, mild fine carbonation. Smooth malts. a little creamy sweetness. Bitterish wood offset by mild vanilla. Bitter marmalade and light floralness. The bitterness starts to fade as the beer warms up. Mild fruity whisky adds further depth. A big chewy beast of a beer, but the whole bottle disappeared soon enough!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2222) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2015
@ Gents bierfestival 2015. Dark red/amber colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet aroma of vanilla, caramel, whisky. Also fruity notes. Well balanced. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
Taste from bottle with beerfriends on 22.08.’15 @ 6e Gents Bierfestival.Deep amberbrown color, with little head. Aroma: sweet, malts, vanilla, bourbon, oak touch. Medium (to full) body. Taste: sweet, caramel, bourbon, malts, hops, bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3548) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2015
At GBF. Deep bronze coloured beer under a thin, pale beige head. Interesting aroma of spareribs with honey, toasted bread, caramel, vanilla, liquorice, aromatic eucalyptus-like aspects. Intense taste, some apparently oxidized malts, caramelly with a toasted edge, tad smoky, vinous and full mouthfeel, dry red wine effect in the end along with a long, piney, spicy hop bitterness. Stone’s Arrogant Bastard is not that far away, in any case an interesting red ale packed with flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2015
Sample @ 6de Gents Bierfestival 2015. Brune sur un léger trouble, col fin beige voire blanc-cassé. Arôme met de suite un accent sur le côté prenant de la barrique offrant de belles effluves de Whisky avec un léger rétro vanillé. Rétro met aussi en avant un malté agréable tirant sur le caramel, léger grillé et touche de chocolaté. Palais sur un palais prenant alcoolisé et réchauffant. Retrouve un beau boisé sur fine note de vanille. Malt pâle et caramel? pointe de grillé, les houblons sont aussi bien là rappelant des essences vertes, agrumes et bien citronnées. Le tout restant un peu faiblard pour une bière qui s’enorgueillit de pousser les 100IBU.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4065) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2015
Slightly hazy red brown colour, beige head. Aroma of Bourbon, vanilla, malts, brown sugar. Sweet malty flavour, quite bitter, malts, caramel, vanilla, rose water and lots of wood. Finish malts, wood, Bourbon and hops.
(from taster glass @ Gents Bier Festival 2015)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5895) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
(Thx! for sharing) Sampled 655 ml. bottle @ Gents Bierfestival 2015. Deep brown amber, little head. Nose is sweet oak, vanilla, bourbon, sugar, light maple, candy, rich malt, sugar,… Taste is sweet bourbon, oxidized, leaves, sugar, candy, light pine hops, caramel malts, bitterness in the back. Body is a bit thin, light oxidation. Quite nice all the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8648) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
Small off-white rim over fully opaque dark brown beer with orange reflections. Very aromatic, even perfumey C-hops, rosewater, sweet. Bourbon, vanilla, alcohol, chocolate, coloured malts. "Hot", alcoholheat, slick & full bodied. Nice, but once more, nothing new.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3343) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2015
Bottled. Pours hazy deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is of toasted malts, bread, caramel, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, bitter and with alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily to creamy texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Strong Ale indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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