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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 120   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (976) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3014) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (3396) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7879) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (3878) - 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)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (5500) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8569) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3307) - 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. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thisis12ptfont (997) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUN 21, 2015
Aromas of caramel, toffee, vanilla, molasses, barrel wood, leather, toasted malts, dankness and subtle hops. Appears a murky dark brown with a crimson tint and big lacing against the glass. Taste is a remarkable blend of deep malts, assertive hops and massive barrel notes. Upfront, the palate is immediately struck by an intense bitterness, caramel, deep malts and molasses. Mid palate comes the whiskey barrel with strong herbs, big oak, leather, pipe tobacco and toffee. Finishes extraordinarily smooth with residual hop oils, resin, pines and bitterness. Overall, this is a genius idea. A hop bomb with a solid barrel component.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2187) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2015
bottle sample from bomber bottle, poured a murky copper to dark amber colour with a tanned head. nose if hit with a strong whisky barrel aroma, sweet toffee, caramel malts, plums, sweet roasted malts, vanilla, still a hop bitterness in the end. some citrus aswell, thick mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3391) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2015
18 May 2015, bottle. murky light maroon. nose is sweet, malty, and meaty with some resin hops. med body, moderately fizzy, slightly creamy. this is a sweet, hoppy barleywine. i like this. resin hops at the end with some lingering oak finish. pretty good.


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