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RATINGS: 1248   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


Nephilium's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nephilium (1418) - Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2007
This pours a dark, dark red with a minimal head and strong lacing. The aroma smells almost like tea, with an underlying bitterness. The taste is a multilayered one, starting bitter, fading to sweet, and then leaving a bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden in the flavor, a very enjoyable beer.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1400) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 27, 2014
bomber that poured a dark red to mahogany color with off white head that last for a little while..decent lacing on the glass. aroma is medium malt with slight sweetness that I enjoyed. seems like dark fruit mixed in there. and some hop bitterness in the middle. the flavor is more of the same...complex from the start malt, dark fruit, hop bitterness and then alcohol burn but yet mild just kind of ends with a nice cohesive sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CelticBrew (868) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours from bomber a dark mahogany color with a ruby glow and an off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, roastiness, and molasses with a tinged of malts. Flavour of sour raspberries, roasted malts, sweet chocolate, hoppy field grass. Really reminded me of SAB. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (316) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Pours a chestnut brown/reddish color with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, dough, slight dark fruit and alcohol. Taste is the same with a bit more dark fruit coming through. Nice sticky residue on the lips. This is a tasty brew, interesting. Full body to go with the ABV. I really wanted to loooove this beer, but its just kinda blah with a weird astringency. The cost saves it. 9.1% for under $5. NICE!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1pintatatime (82) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Poured from a bomber. Thin white head on a clear red / brown ale. Mild aroma of bread and maybe a bit of vanilla. Brown sugar, apricot, and mild spices dominate. Medium body. Taste is sweet throughout before a crisp finish. Not terribly boozy, but 22 oz. and we’ll call it a night.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CJ_Pain (138) - Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Good solid strong ale. Alcohol very noticable both in the nose and tounge. Proceed with caution. 4 bucks for a bomber too so hell of a deal for the quality you get. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaymobrown (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
First off a great leather color. Though there isn’t much nose. A caramel, mild hops, and malt profile.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1957) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Very tasty. Strong malty flavours, with spicy notes. Alcohol is noticeable. Viscous.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
liquidhedonism (185) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2014
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, with hints of brown sugar, caramel, raisin, biscuit, and maple. Taste/Palate: sweet; finishes slightly astringent and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
julesjis (151) - Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Poured from a 22. Aroma is boozy (whiskey) and brown sugar. Flavor is bitter and astringent with a definite bite to it. There is some subtle sweetness in the flavor, almost like a bit of a butterscotch.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
olr1984 (1141) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2014
22oz bottle that only cost $4? pours a dark amber/brown with a tan head. malt dried fruit and bread taste


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