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RATINGS: 1323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (2320) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with light head. Aromas of sweet malts and molasses. Flavors of sugary dark fruit, grass, and toasted malts with light metallic notes. ABV is well covered but nothing special overall, it’s really just a malt bomb.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (493) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours clear copper color, white creamy head. Aroma is caramel malts (like an Irish Red), little bit of toffee and some hops. Flavor is malt forward. Sweet caramel, toffee, hop bitterness in the finish but not overpowering.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4533) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Poured a dark amber color with aromas of brown sugar with malt and booze. Flavors match the aromas a lot of malt and some brown sugar and booziness. Decent overall but wouldn’t actively seek it out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1019) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 15, 2015
On tap @ Lagunitas brewery, Petaluma - CA. Color: dark brown beer with small carbonation and small white ivory foam. Smell: malt and brown sugar domination, caramel and toffee balanced. Alcohol notes. Taste: really smooth and great taste! Caramel and roasted malt domination. Notes of brown sugar and toffee. Aftertaste: alcohol finish and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5728) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle from a local store in San Francisco. Dark brownish/red with a large tan head. Aroma and taste of caramel, dried fruit, some hops, citrus and some light butter. The finish was on the dry side. An ok one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pele08 (1) - Lakewood, California, USA - FEB 13, 2015 does not count
Pleasant surprise for the abv. Only slight alcohol taste, just enough to let you know it is a serious beer. Dark caramel or coffee color with a light head. Very drinkable and would be easy to over do if you are not careful. Definitely on my regular list.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle. Milky caramel malt and herbal quinine aroma. Chestnut brown with small head. Sweet creamy caramel malt and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Nice body. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3342) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle-i have been wanting to try this beer for years! it disappeared for many then came back a few years back in 6pks. I didnt want to spend the kind of money that the 6er was warranting at the time so i opted to wait even longer. Here we are over 10 yrs later after the time i wanted to try it and its now available in bombers for $5! SCORE! Pours very deep amber chestnut crimson hue with a small soapy eggshell head and no lacing. Nose is huge malts-mostly biscuty, caramel, maybe some brown sugar, toasted-very nice smelling! flavors are very much like the nose-huge malts here-very sweet, biscuty, sweet almost like a belgian dubbel without the nutty notes. Big amber and caramel malt tones here and even a touch of brown sugar. long finish full of dark fruits, spice and lite alcohol. fantastic ASA if you ask me with some belgian character to it. Why did i wait so long?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dukeandduke (118) - Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 2/4/15- Mo Dailey’s (Chicago) Draft - I like strong beers, and this draft beer was very strong and I enjoyed this offering a lot. The taste was unique and the beer was very smooth. I really enjoyed the flavor.I will seek out this offering and other Lagunitas beers down the road, and I look forward to my next Hairy Eyeball, well maybe not literally but definitely served by Lagunitas. Well done!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (793) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Sampled at Northgate Liqours tasting. This was an sweet and strong like most strong ales are. Alcohol was there, evident. The aroma and taste are nothing to write home about, but this is a case where it just works. Props also to Lagunitas for pricing bombers like they should be - about double a 12oz bottle. None of this 50 cents an ounce crap.


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