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RATINGS: 1386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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"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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2007
Very strong alcohol after taste. You can definately tell its 9%. Aroma of hops, molasses, caramel, and a touch of citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4079) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
12 oz bottle; Nose of grain, brown sugar, caramel, and some light piney hops; clear cherry brown with a medium beige head; flavor of hop bitterness, contrasting with medium sweetness,molasses, amd caramel; the bitterness lasting to the finish in the medium body. Very interesting!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2007
12oz bottle poured in a flute. This beer pours a very nice mahogany color with a very lacy cream-colored head. It smells of molasses and candy. It tastes like bark and has a very strong alcohol finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2007
This beer pours a very dark brown color with a small creamy tan head and nice lacing. The smell is sweet with scents of citrus, pine, carmel and candy dominating. Very strong and lasting taste with an noticable alcohol presence. This is an interesting beer, very complex with sweetness and bitterness fighting for your tastebuds and palate.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2007
A flavorful beer, nice and caramelly. The aroma is not the forefront of this beer, very mild, but the taste is impressive. A nice strong flavor that hits the tastebuds and keeps it there. An enjoyable brew for a cold night, or a warm one for that matter!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2007
I love the smll and look of this deep brown beer. the flavor is a bit sweet to my liking but the palate gives a nice stronger finish with some notes of hops.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (2005) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2007
Pours a deep garnet/mahogany with faint carbonation under a tan head that fades quickly and laces light. A pleasant aroma of plum, caramel and chocolate chip cookies makes me think this is going to be a sweet brew, yet I’m greeted with a startling bitterness in the flavor. (Sure, there’s a sticky, malty sweetness behind it all, but I was rather taken aback.) As I get accustomed, I begin to appreciate the wacky <a href=www.ratebeer.com/><a href=http://www.feelingretro.com/toy_img/gnipgnop. Gnop battle of sharp contrasts between bitters and sweets. But, like the game, it grates on the nerves after too much exposure.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
12 oz bottle - pours a beautiful clear chestnut with a large beige head that slooooowly diminishes and leaves beautifully thick and sticky lace. Nose is very malty and nutty with a slight sourness as well. Very few hops can be detected beneath all that malt - this one’s all about the sweet, sweet malt. Flavours of brown sugar, port, cherry, and some breadiness. This leads into a mild bitter finish, and the alcohol shows itself at the back of the throat - especially as the glass warms. Truth be told, this one is kind of uninspiring. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a very good beer, and superbly balanced, but it leaves you wanting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2007
Big malty nose like a doppelbock, tempered by mild fruity hops and some carbonic gaseousness. Brown sugar and a bit of biscuit. Dark ruby red, almost brown. Clear liquid with off-white lacing head. Medium heavy watery body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet and malty with brown sugar and biscuit. Not overly sweet but a good balanced level. Finish is a nice bitterness, fruity with carbonic tang. Some alcoholic notes and warming. After is mild bitter and some sweetness - a litte biscuit with bitter fruit rind. Fairly smooth overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (11053) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2007
This beer pours a reddish-brown color with a thin off-white head that burns out fairly fast. Thin spotty lacing. The aroma is on the sweet side with malt and plums, along with a touch of alcohol. Rich and smooth body with a nice toasted malt flavor, along with warming alcohol and dark fruit flavors. Some hops are in there but it could have used a bit more. The finish is sweet and toasty with a lingering malt aftertaste. Above average overall.


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