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RATINGS: 1245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dret (22) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Dark copper color. Almost no head. Big brew. Strong hops. Light metalic hints. Strong malt and alcohol flavors. Bitter sweet. lagunitas don’t have very classy labels. The title is absurd which I like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2006
Light brown head on a dark red body. Very filling beer, good for a plentiful dinner, also impressive strong taste with hints of caramel and fruits, and spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a red hue when held up to the light. Thin light brown head, a little too thin for this type of beer IMO. Aroma has some dark fruits, lots of malt, caramel and some sweetness. While cold, I get mostly caramel and some fruit sweetness. As it warms the citrus hop flavor does come out. This is a very full beer, nice and filling, a little carbonated and spicy. Overall not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2006
UPDATED: APR 10, 2011 2011-03-05, draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver, 6-4-7-3-13=33
Dark brown color. Mild aroma of roasted malt and coffee. Dark caramel flavor, some malt, correct body strength, some roasted malt and bad coffee too; also very light fruitiness and some sweetness. Correct bitterness. Nothing special.

2006-01-27, bottle, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Brown color. Malty aroma, mature, hops, caramel. Good malty taste, with a strong caramel character, not complex but pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3470) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2006 Bottle. Dark red with medium light head that leff nice lacing. Nose of fruits, berries, hops, backed by malt. Flavor is strong malts and a bit of sweetness . Very rich mouthfeel, and the alcohol is noticeable. Citrus is present as is hop in the finish. Fairly complex flavors This is one of the those that gets better as you drink it and finihes up pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - MAR 21, 2006
This one poured a dark brown red and head a nice white head. Smells very malty and a bit fruity. Taste is very malty and has a lot of caramel... I can see where some say it is kind of like an ESB...but give it some time to warm and it looses a lot of that character. By the end it tastes of much more citrus and slight hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy...but still refreshing for the abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2006
On tap at the Horseshoe Pub: A brown black pour. Aroma of mushy pears and plums. This to me is an 8.8% ESB. In fact, this tastes nearly identical to Fullers ESB. The alcohol is warming but noticable and takes away from the overall flavor and enjoyment. It’s a little too erratic (and strong) to be a session choice but I guess it’s OK for a seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Bottle. I really didn’t know what type of beer this was upon first taste. Almost like and imperial ESB. Brown sugar, malty flavor w/ warming alcohol in the back of the throat. No noteable hop nose or flavor. Good, but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Deep ruby color held up to a flashlight with a small fast fading off white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with a wiff of smoke. Flavor starts fruity sweet (apricot and plum) followed by a hint of chocolate and a little cherry. Full bodied and creamy with a soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29849) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2006
An amber beer with a slight haze and a light brown head. The aroma is primarily of caramel, but also with ligth notes of hops and alcohol. The flavor is sweet malty with lots of caramel and alcohol. The alcohol burn in the mouth - first on the tongue, and then in the throat. A nice Winter Warmer ;-)

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