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RATINGS: 1357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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"Hereís Lookiní Atchaí!"

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 írag water, bitters, and the blue ruiní.His teeth felt like heíd 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 couldnít be sure whether or not heíd 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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2249) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
new, like now new. didnít really dig that first sip but accepted the other ones. Thick looking pour with a solid cap and a wonderful crystal clear deep amber beer in the darkness of my basement and itís total lack of heat. Thick nose: burnt brown sugar, small amount of alcohol, ok, more than a small amount, muddled orange stuffed in the hot apple cider I had at Marmot Basin 20yrs ago. That sugary nose has changed to candy sugar stuff. Cloves were one of the first things I noticed but was unable to put words to it due to absolute stupidity that is obviously a genetic thing. Sweetness, plumy fruits but not plum... you know.. those darker fruits - whatever the fuck that really means; maybe not citrusy? I guess toe. There is a barley wine character to this. Malty and robust and sweet and alcohol and iím drinking this well over an hour after I opened it and Iím on the bottom half. Creamy, oily and dry all at the same time. Dark caramel, mild roast, if there is pine itís getting covered up fairly well. Lively feel. Not a hell of a lot here but itís pretty good. Is it just my love of Lag beers? Possibly. Guess Iím not feeling this one today. Maybe I should just own up to the fact that I love the hop disasters they produce and this isnít that so now my beer ass is all sore.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paco (566) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours mahogany color with a quickly dissipating head. Sweet aromas of malt and dried fruits. Flavors of malt and ripe fruits. Some caramel and toffee as well. Sticky sweet mouthfeel. Slight bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (702) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 5, 2016
Bomber poured into a tulip glass: Itís a beautiful brew, deep mahogany, garnet tones with fluffy and tight beige foam that dissipates after a couple minutes, leaving lace. Aromas of dark fruit, booze, candy sugar. Flavors of a bit of syrupy fruit, toffee, a bit of toasty bitterness, a touch acidic. The finish lingers a bit with a touch of booze. Slightly syrupy and viscous, thinning a bit as it warms. I like it a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmohno (1400) - Iowa, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Dark red. Good head, lace. Light aroma with malt. Sweet malts, dry and creamy and malty. Some citrus and some clove. Same in taste with some pepper. Neutral as far as hops. This shouldnít show big hops, and it doesnít unless it says it wants to, but donít expect big hops. For a strong ale I like this, but Idont really like this style mostly, if more hops? Yes I would probably, just cuz it would give it more than a English barleywine type style to it. Its good. Its strong sweet and malty. You wont like it if you think it needs to be fucking hoppy. Fuck you, this beer says fuck thy hops, when you drink it you will know that! So donít hate, hopfucks. I love hops thyself.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
olenickj (23) - Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Aroma: Slight citrus flavor, good malt. App: Thin white head, nice golden-brown color. Taste: matly, citrus notes, fairly bitter. Palate: dry finish, slightly heavier than medium. Overall: Very enjoyable, recommend.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewHaMeister (367) - - DEC 26, 2015
Bomber bottle poured dark reddish brown with a nitro style creamy beige head and sticky foamy lacing. Aromas of dark fruits, nuts, malt, with a hint of oak. Flavor is mildly sweet with booze in the finish. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1197) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bomber. Poured dark brown, clear, small beige head and some spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel and toasted malts. Taste is sweet and fruity, earthy notes and some booze. good beer enjoyable; will hit you hard is you are not careful but certainly not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
migwell (208) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2015
22 oz. dumped into a Lagunitas jar made quite a head, which is lasting a while. Beautiful reddish wine color, close to mahogany. Smells pretty malty and it is. Robust and sweet, I believe I poured this too cold and so will let it warm up a bit to further bring out the flavor. Later, picking up the maltiness, a burnt caramel, lots of dark sweetness, This somewhat resembles a Belgian quad in a lot of ways, without the yeastiness and it doesnít hide the alcohol as well. Certainly not my fave from Lagunitas, but one Iíd be happy to try again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhamp9 (1455) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Clear red pour with lasting cream colored head. Great lacing. Aroma is caramel, earthy, pine, and nutty. Taste is a combination of all of the above but thereís something about that is off putting to me. Body is on the fuller side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigben873 (169) - Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Full bodies dark beer with a little bit of a barley wine ale taste but not quite as smooth or malty. Not overly hopped (good). Solid beer, probably better with a good steak or to complement something versus standing on its own.


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