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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
We will be releasing a Limited Edition beer this holiday season! At 12% ABV, lots of hops, some Hudson Valley Honey, and aged with oak you won't find another beer like it! Less than 250 hand numbered 1-liter bottles will be released.

2008 Batch: 500 Bottles

bu11zeye's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2013
(Growler) Pours a clear golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Flavor of caramel, toasted grain, toffee, light cherry, citrus, honey, raisins, and chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (887) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Growler pour from Albany brew crew. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, and "red" roasted malt. Maybe get slight honey but subtle. Quite nice and complex. Taste is malty, very slight sweet finish and bitter hop finish. Doesn't taste anywhere near 12%. Lots of balance. Malty but not sticky. Even more bitter than sweet. There must be a ton of hops balancing this one. Vanilla bourbon flavors come through in the flavor too. Real nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2015
750mL bottle. Poured deeper burgundy with a short-lived head. The aroma picked up warm caramel and fruity sweetness with a lot of sugars present. The flavor found warm honey, redder fruits, and spicy pepper.. not a lot of carbonation left. Heavier-bodied and slightly-oxidized.. this held up well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11029) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Growler sized bottle. Pours amber off white head. Nose/taste of toffee, pine, caramel, honey and oak. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (4929) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Flipfop. Brown pour with tan head. Dark fruit, malts, oak and dark aromas. Light vanilla, oak, fruit and other darker flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9611) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Sample at GABF 10/04/2014, thanks to my BIL for assistance with note-taking.Clear mahogany color with a medium light beige head that recedes steadily. Stings of lacing. Dark fruit, malt and hops in the nose. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, dark fruits and floral hops. The finish is toffee and raisins. Solid beer all around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Copper pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is brown sugar and orange zest. Flavor is super sweet start with a nice resiny hop bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Ok beer by me

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
cpetrone84 (1718) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pour is mostly copper with red edges and a fairly tight tan head. Nose has a light malt base with hints of oak and a fair bit of green apple sweetness, acetaldehyde as I am to understand. Taste has a bit of oxidation, notes of oak and some boozy characteristics. Malt base is fairly rich and dry, a touch tart and definitely a bit off. Full bodied, dry finish, well carbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jredmond (6383) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Draft at pony bar HK. Pours a deep amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is medicinal and super sugary malts. Mouthfeel is slick and almost syrupy with the malt bomb front and center. A perfect example why IPAs should never be this strong. Sugar, malt, cough syrup, shoe polish?!? Christ this is a mess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larryLSB (474) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 29, 2015 Update 4/28/15: Opened up the last bottle from 2014 and it had improved immensely. Off taste of acetaldehyde was not present, rather enjoyable! Poured from 12 oz bottle. Had 7 12 oz shipped to me from NY, this is the 4th bottle I have opened. Nose is off on this, heavy acetaldehyde aromas to each bottle so far. Nice golden honey in color, with a small off white head, with good lacing. Taste is sweet, bitter, and a bit oaky. It is definitely boozy, leaving that warm aftertaste with bitter notes. Overall it seems to miss the mark, and I’m gonna hold on to the last two to see if they improve next December.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2014
12oz bottle, definitely not the limited release version. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Smells of honey and dried fruit with a touch of floral hops. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering hop bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Tastes of honey, vanilla, dark fruit, with slight woody undertones. Quite tasty.

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