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RATINGS: 1295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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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


4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
PaulBeerer (1) - - JAN 14, 2015 does not count
Malty, caramel flavors, not much alcohol roughness, wouldn’t know it is 9%. Looks pretty damn good in the glass by the way.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1446) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Plummy and light licorice. Not astringent, even at 9 percent. A balanced winter warmer, and it’s ruby red in the glass -- very inviting. There’s a little pine tar bitterness underneath the sweet palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (401) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2015
poured from bomber....nose is light caramel....boozy finish...weird.....................

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (951) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Dark copper , almost brown in color , thin off-white head. Caramel , plums in sweet aroma with hint of alcohol. Sweet , caramel taste , with light, roasted note in the end. Sweetness balanced by moderate bitterness in the end.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Black oil pour. Aroma of dark malts, caramel, brown sugar, wet earth. Flavors of plums, vegetable, toffee, cardboard. Watery, boozy finish. This is a mess of what seems like a... imp black lager.. ale.. porter..malt liquor.. whatever sticks. I really liked the imp stout but this is just a puzzle.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (596) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2015
22 oz bottle.
Clear dark mahogany, thin head above lively carbonation. Decent lace.
Aroma is caramel, prune, alcohol.
Flavor is sweet, I was expecting more hops. What I got was caramel, dark fruit, alcohol burn on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrFecesious (1141) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Bomber. Clear amber. Aroma of wet caramel malt, straw. Taste is sweet and soft bitterness. Biscuity stickiness/chewiness, with a late medium-low dry finish from a low carbonation ale. Quite reminiscent of an above average English style ale.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
coachd (192) - Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Aroma is sweet and boozy with notes of grass, earth and tree bark. Pours out a great dark amber color with an off white medium sized head. Tastes sweeter than I expected up front but that soon gets taken over by medium intensity hops that last well into your next sip. Some booze burn; actually a little more than I like. Palate is lacking. Surprisingly watery. Considering the price ($3.99) and the ABV, I enjoyed it. Simply put, it's a strong cheap drinkable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (952) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Quite a strong ale. Heavy on the caramel, a little roasty even. This thing is pretty sweet and altogether a nice experience. Serving size 22oz bomber.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoganL166 (25) - Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Poured from a bomber to a tulip. Unexpected dark pour with loads of malt and caramel on the nose. Taste is very malty with a carmel sweetness upfront that finishes pretty clean with a slight trace of hops.


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