Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1335   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
simonblaine (467) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2015
Drank from bottle. Fruity aromas, some say pear, I say ok. Taste is fruity, sweet, lightly malty, good. Enjoyed, but a bit too sweet and malty for my preferences.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odinstyr (643) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2015
Pours a dark red/brown with a moderate tan head. Smells of fruit - cherry, pear. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - pear and other fruit, followed by bitter dark malt and some grassy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (768) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
I had many years ago andjust getting to rating now. I like the ale but it wasn’t the greatest. Was missing something od a complexity. Too base but did have a smooth finish. Tap

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DWestrick (512) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2015
bottle. Decent American Strong. A little heavy on the alcohol notes, but tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (1107) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
Couleur du caramel avec une petite mousse blanche. L’arôme de l’alcool, malt caramel et un peu de fruits. En bouche c’est pareille. Très fort et plein du corps avec une présence clair d’alcool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5924) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2015
2009 vintage keg. Certainly tastes old. Elements are soldered together here more than they perhaps would be. Pours dark brown with decent head. Tastes rather like a doppelbock. Bittersweet finish. Interesting beer, even if it’s not something I would drink a lot. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
radio_nowhere (1256) - Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Draft at Frisco Taphouse in Columbia, MD served in a goblet glass. Clear darker brown color with off-white head. Aroma notes of heavy sweet caramel malt, some roast, molasses, light spices and nice hop fruitiness. Taste adds notes of toffee, dough, light cocoa and citrus fruity hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body, low-moderate carbonation, creamy, dry with sweet citrus bitter finish. Heavy but not too heavy, high ABV barely detected. Very nice strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (534) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Dark mahogany with a light tan head. Molasses, light spice, some barnyard earthiness. Sweet taste with some light spiciness. Oily, long finish, medium body, substantial alcohol. Fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 27, 2015
22 oz Bottle. Tasted on 5/27/15. Bottle from LoneStar Liquor. Poured into a Teku glass. Strong caramel & a roastiness. Nice beer overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2015
The aroma is sweet and malty with roasted caramel, bread crust, and raisin notes. It?s a somewhat murky mahogany color with a dense, white soap head that has moderate to light retention and lace. It?s a medium high wine like bittersweet. The texture is chewy and fuzzy with a full body with flavors of toast and grape jelly with a light metallic note, a herb quality, and a bit of alcohol. The finish is herby with a wine and chocolate note and a chalky quality as well as an alcohol warmth and bread crust. It has a moderate length that leads to an aftertaste that?s cloying and malty with metallic notes and pine.

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