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RATINGS: 1317   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


strattonspeaks' rating

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strattonspeaks (113) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Pour a deep brilliant amber with a sliver of white head. Blunted nose. Fruit, sweet malt, caramel. Mildly bready. A sweet drink. Hints of wood and stone fruit. Caramel. A little booze heat on the end. Not too shabby.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhilJackson80 (493) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (777) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2900) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2015
22oz bottle. 2015 vintage. Pours a clear, dark Amber with a ruby hue and a finger of kakhki head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits and candi sugar. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a long, bitter finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minihame2 (260) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 2, 2015
Pours very dark brown, small white head. Malty aroma with molasses, some plums. Taste is somewhat bitter, some roasted malts in there. Soft mouthfeel, not very heavy carbonation. Not impressed by this one but it’s not bad either.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
paintedmaple (506) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2015
Tap...aroma of candy and alcohol with a similar taste. Way too sweet and unbalanced for my taste. Had a hard time finishing this stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (771) - Iowa, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear dark ruby with no head. Nose is cookie and caramel. Taste is caramel, toffee, brown sugar and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sailracer (424) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2015
Tap. Pours a deep, dark red with a fine head. Strong malt flavors with apparent alcohol. A tad too sweet for my tastes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabah (177) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2015
Updated 4/20/10- Grabbed a single of this again to sample, as the first time was a couple years ago while camping so memory was a little foggy. Not as dark as originally thought, but still sort of strong for a brown ale. Not as heavy as originally thought, but still fills you up. Good balance between the malts and hops here, but leaning on the malty side. I will definitly try this again I’m sure, but prefer their IPA and red ales.............................................. is a dark, heavy, strong beer. The color is a dark brown, slight amber, with a decent amount of carbonation which gives it a strong head. I found the balance between malts and hops to be a bit on the bitter side. I appreciated the flavors and wanted to try something a bit different, but not sure if it worked enough for me to retry. A good beer to split with a buddy to sample. An entire 12oz. was just a bit too heavy/bitter for me though. I needed to chase it down with something lighter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2380) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bomber - nose is candy sugar. Sip adds dark fruit and slight grass. It’s somewhere between a belgian strong and a barleywine. Strong! Flat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (705) - CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
Pours clear amber-brown with three fingers of light tan head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Nose is toffee malt, brown sugar, dark slightly boozy stone fruit, mild pine resin. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, mild peppery spice. (7/10) Medium slightly creamy body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter and mild spicy finish. (4/5) Surprisingly smooth and light for a beefy ABV. I keep thinking there’s rye in there because of the little spice kick, but it doesn’t appear that there is. An interesting deep and rich malty brew. I’m not generally a fan of malty, but this works pretty well. Not sure I’d shave my eyeballs for it, but... (15/20)


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