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RATINGS: 904   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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This Special Ale is, in reality, a reconstructed exhumation of the very first ale that we ever brewed way, way back, in 1993. Brewed with a big head, a muscular malty thorax, a silky texture & all strung together with a hoppy sweet nerve sack... yum.


UDBeernut's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1619) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass a: deep ruby read color, 1/4" off white head that leaves so lacing on the side of the glass s: huge floral and citrus hop followed by caramalized malt t: nice caramal and toasted malt front cut nicely by clean citrus (grapefruit) hop. Hint of chocolate. nice bitterness. Very complex and pleasing. m&d: medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Drinkable beer for its ABV.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daytonbeer (638) - Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours bronze with off white head and nice lacing. Aroma of spice, tropical fruit, and some pine. Taste is the same with sizeable malt backbone. Smooyh and drinkable. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (174) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2014
苦味がきつい 後に残る苦味

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (739) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bomber. Pours an amber red with decent off-white head and retention. Nose is pine and citrus, tropical dankness (guava and passion-fruit), some malt hiding in the background. Mouth is medium bodied but then thins out, not as sticky as I’d imagined it would be, relatively dry, loads of pine and citrus, toasty malt backbone, long (albeit slightly muted) bitter finish. Decent and at a very nice price.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (890) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
I would say this is a no-joke imperial red. It is loaded with caramel and some bittersweet elements. Nicely subdued heavy-hitter. Serving: 22oz bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bomber (brewed in Chicago) pours a clear reddish amber with moderate, airy off-white head and a bit of lacing. Aroma has pine resin, citrus, and musty malts. Flavor is bitter with toffee sweetness in the middle. Body is medium to full with noticeable carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. Worth trying again, especially at this price.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagobears (412) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Pours a dark red into Guinness pint glass. Spicy nose with a huge musty malt profile. It is a bit complex in the nose… I get some fruity and herbal notes. The flavor has that spicy traditional stong hop presence. Sweet with roasted and bread notes. Its a nice blend of complex flavors. Will buy again.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (3274) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours reddish with a medium off white head. Good head retention, nice lacing. Aroma of pine and floral hops. Some caramel and toffee malt. Flavor is bitter with a sweet malt back bone. Strong hop bitterness, specifically pine and citrus. Velvety texture, full bodied. Finishes with some sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (685) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2014
Pours a amber color with a bubbly offwhite head. Aroma is pine and resin with a decent malty backbone. Caramel and some fruityness aswell. Taste is malty with a well balanced bitterness. Notes of pine and spruce. Medium-full body with medium co2

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (858) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a small airy head. Aroma is nice roasted malt with grain and kandi. Full body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, bread, kandi and oak, as well as nice fruity hops with peaches and orange peel giving a lingering bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2204) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2014
nice full broomstraw malt flavor with lighter citrus. scratchy butterscotch flavor and mouthfeel with a caramel smoothness. some sweetness and pine in the mix.


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