Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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

rodzilla79's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodzilla79 (90) - Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2011
I enjoyed it, but I think my review is skewed by the heat outside. It’s has a strong molasses and burnt caramel flavor. I’ll definitely give it another try on a cool fall afternoon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savage_Night (194) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Pours amber rad/chestnut with a small khaki head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: molasses, honey, malty, burned brown sugar, tamarind, caramel, cinnamon, allspice, herbs, chocolate, alcohol, bitterness coffee oil, woody, bittersweet citrus, barnyard funk, rubber, leather, bubblegum, skunky and bitter herbal hops. TASTE: burned brown sugar, molasses, malty, honey, barnyard funk, raisin, ginger, bubblegum, leather, rubber, hop spice, tamarind, coffee oil bitterness, cinnamon, alcohol, woody, caramel, allspice, hens, stone fruit, oxidized and old citrus. AFTER TASTE: tamarind, molasses, malty, cinnamon and spice with a medium thick finish and spice/funk warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1203) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 15, 2015
Mahogany and clear. Big dark fruit aroma. Raisins, caramel, vanilla. Nice beer, not crazy complex but easy drinking

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jethro6191 (498) - Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Pours Amber with a small off-white head. The aroma is fruity with moderate alcohol. The flavor has caramel, melon, peach, and cherry notes. The alcohol presence is evident. Medium body with medium-low carbonation. Very good strong ale with complex favors and nice warming alocohol sensation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3220) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2015
22 oz bottle. Clear mahogany body with a decent head. A bit too sweet upfront, but I often think this about barleywines. Moderate complexity with partially hidden ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanosX (46) - - AUG 8, 2015
Looks like prune juice... But don't let that bother you. It's supremely smooth & creamy. Flavours of chocolate, vanilla, toffee and alcohol. It's sweet smooth and very satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1860) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2015
(tap) bright, reddish amber colour with a small, tan head; faint fruit aroma; thick palate; rich, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
simonblaine (438) - 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 (620) - 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 (692) - 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 (501) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2015
bottle. Decent American Strong. A little heavy on the alcohol notes, but tasty.

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