Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
"Here’s Lookin’ Atcha’!"

Laying there, staring up at the ceiling, head pounding, last night was a dim recollection. How did he get home? Was he alone? Looking to the left and right, the answer was yes, maybe. His head was full of ’rag water, bitters, and the blue ruin’.His teeth felt like he’d been chewing aluminum and his breath smelled like a burning tractor tire. There was a wrenching knot somewhere between his liver and East St. Louis and he couldn’t be sure whether or not he’d wet himself. A yellow sine wave rang in his ears so loud nit made his teeth itch and he was sure that if he touched his skin anywhere it would induce a rhythmic retching jag. Even in the face of all that, he found himself smiling at the realization that today represented the fresh breast of a new year- an undiscovered country- and also there was still one warm, half-full, flat redolent Hairy Eyeball on the nightstand. Yes-there is a God.
2013 vintage - 9.4% abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2007
A really nice strong. Don’t have good notes, but my impression was that it was a very drinkable yet solid American Strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Had on tap at brew pub as part of sampler. Poured dark brown, no head by time it arrived. Tasted very sweet malts. I prefer malts to hops, so I really liked this beer. Some fruit, plums maybe? It was sweet and malty, and very well blended. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2007
Bottle: Poured very dark in color, almost black, with just a little bit of brown. The was pretty thick, a nice tan color. I smell some dark fruit smells, maybe some cinammon. The taste is somewhat smooth. I taste a little dark fruit flavors along with some sort of spice, maybe cinammon again, or sugar. The taste begins to feel with a bit gritty as you drink. Not sure where thats coming from. An interesting brew, but nothing I would jump for joy over.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrob21 (3048) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Slight brown head gives you a bit of creamy goodness on those first couple of sips. Aroma is of sweet fruit, like walking into a bakery after they made their deserts. Taste is of caramel, slight bitterness on the back end and I swear I got a hint of dirt there as the last drop slid down my throat. Good to ineresting but not groundbreaking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2008 Re-examined: 2/20/2008 Everything I love about Lagunitas encapsulated in a single, freaked-out bottle. Big malty hoppy in-your-face sweet mess of a drink. Lots of rich earthy goodness; nuts wood etc.. Simply wonderful - keep spittin out these gems guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1397) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours a brownish amber color with a tan head. Aroma is of caramel, slight roastiness, molasses, citrus hops, and a little alcohol. Flavor starts off with dark fruits and caramel that give way to the roasted malts and molasses. Finishes with a little bitterness and some alcohol warming. A pretty decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2007
12oz - Aroma is sweet brown sugar, molasses, roasted malts and floral hoppy tartness. Pours brown-red with a nice fluffy head and great lacing. Flavor is brunt brown sugar, earthy hops, and molasses. Palate is sweet and sticky. Pretty good in my book.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2007
Pours a crystal clear, brown\cough syrup red with a tan, frothy, mostly diminishing head. Aroma of earthy hops, sweat candy sugar, biscuit, and a slight alcohol tinge. Flavor is heavily sweet(cough syrup, candy, biscuity malt), strongly bitter(earthy, resinous hops), moderately acidic. Mouthful is aggressively carbonated with a syrupy texture. Overall, I think this ale could be more balanced. The flavors do not meld together quite so well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2007
12 oz bottle. Dark amber in color. Aroma is caramel, lightly fruity. Taste is sweet caramel, a nice bitterness, notes of raisins/plums. finishes sweet and lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
12oz bottle. Pours clear with a light off white head and kind of a Bombay mahogany color. Spicy aroma with cinnamon or nutmeg(?). There are malty notes of sweetness but also an underlying hint of medicinal alcohol. The flavor is strong. Big malt that seems sure to have been spiced with something. Fairly bitter with spice and pine notes. Semi-dry, full mouth feel. Not bad, but certainly nothing I’ll get again.

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