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RATINGS: 1496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We brewed this especially bitter ale in dedication to all the world’s would-be astronauts, in remembrance of the 2005 St. Patrick’s Day Massacre on the Brewery Party Grounds and also in joyous celebration of our 20-day suspension that following January. Do the crime. Do the time. Get the bragging rights. Cheers!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2008
UPDATED: APR 24, 2009 Bottle. The back story behind this bottle is even better than the beer, and for that ill give these guys some serious credit way to party! Mahogany body with an off white head. Sweet sugar, caramel malt, grapefruit, pine lemon and citrus to finish with a spicy dry ending.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2008
22 oz bottle. Another appropriate beer to celebrate the return from RateBeer’s "Shut Down." Pours a big brown ale color with a rocky head. Smell is mostly malts and alcohol, just a backing of hops. Taste carries through some nice malt sweetness. If they were going for "bitter" instead of IIPA-level hops, they’ve hit that, though there a hint of pine and, for some reason, a note of sour milk. Comes across like an imperial brown ale. I found it tasty and nicely strong. My label is different from the picture; its top banner reads "Sneak Release" and the bold "Whatever. We’re Still Here." is missing. I did buy this in 2007, so it must have sat at Family Liquors just waiting for me!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2010 In short: Yet another sweet big American Strong Ale sipper. Nothing special.
How: Bottle 22oz, age unknown but most likely recently purchased, tasting session with Montreal crew
The look: Clear dark-golden body topped by a small off-white head
In long: Nose is floral, sweet with some clementines. Taste is very sweet with caramel, honey and plain sugar, just too sweet for me. The floral hops do a good aromatic job but and not effective enough with the bitterness. Alcohol is not bothersome but is not well hidden either. On of many (too many) generic sweet American Strong ales. I’m puzzled by the good rating on this one, this is the most overblown Undercover Investigation since the “weapons of mass destruction” fiasco.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Getting notebook online. Pours a dark orange. Lots of sweet malts and pine flavors. A decent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
uhclem (397) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2008
Excellent stuff. These guys need to get busted more often! I bought a bottle to try and when I went back for more, they were sold out.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Poured from a 22oz bottle a dark amber with a reddish tint and an off-white head. Aroma was caramel malt and floral/piney hops. Flavor was malty with a bitter hop and a bit of toffee in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2008
GREAT TASTE. Nose was caramel with very floral hops. Flavour had the resin taste with a huge wash of malts adding heavy molasses and butterscotch tones.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 11, 2008
22 ounce bottle from Belmont Station--Poured a cloudy amber-copper body with a thick off-white head. spicy, bitter, alpha acidic nose with some floral and fruity hoppiness. Big malt underpinning with lingering grapefruit hops and sticky prickly bitterness and a sparkling mouthfeel. Yum!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2608) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2008
Hazy amber with a small white head. Malty and hoppy. Fruit, malt and hop taste.Full body with a dry, hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quevillon (2673) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2008
Bouteille de 660 ml partagé avec Lady Susan, à Volo (Toronto), le 13/7/08. Couleur thé ambrée, moyen collet. Arome d’houblon amère agréable, notes de thé noir. Goût d’herbe houblonné, bonne amerturme et un peu fruité. Une bonne bière amère et malgré son taux d’alcool, tu ne le sens pas!


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