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RATINGS: 1416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 74   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
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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!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tejas (872) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Little alcohol flavor. Good balance. Spicy/cinnamony flavor. Strong ale. Good and glad I tried it. Probably wouldn’t drink regularily though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thegreenrooster (3241) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2007
Pour is a orange with an average white head. Aroma is a heaping dose of pine hops with some dark malts and something like rye. Flavor is a very sweet caramel malts with loads of pine hops. Also showing up are some wood smoke and dark chocolate. Alcohol is suprisingly tame for such a strong beer. This is a good one to find and buy many bottles of.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lovemyipas (544) - nw burbs, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2007
pours a somewhat cloudy orange amber with a one finger fluffy off white head. aroma is sweet malt, candy sugar, and a nice floral hops with a barley wine and pine characteristics. has a medium body with descent lacing and good carbonation. flavor is the same as aroma, but definitely stronger. is a little slick on the tongue, a little sticky, and has a little bite from the hops. also has a small dry hop aftertaste, and the alcohol is well hidden. very nice i would get more, but i would not want too drink more than two in one sitting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 30, 2007
Pours copper with a bright red glow. Thick head lasts and lasts. Big hoppy citrus aroma with lots of caramel malt to back it up. Flavor is slightly sweet. Body is a bit heavy at first and then this huge bitterness comes through and cleans the pallette nicely. Surprisingly refreshing for a beer of this magnitude.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours a nice dark amber. Thin white head that sticks around until the very end. Aroma of caramel and sticky hops. Goes down real smooth. Wonderfully bitter mouthfeel that lingers in the back of your throat. Alcohol is hidden throughout, which is surprising.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2007
sampled this twice both times there was cheese pizza and let me say they are a perfect match. Hints of roasted malts, crystal, good american hops. Pours copper/amber. Good flavor, the alcohol is hidden, tastes like a really really good ESB, great crystal malt flavor with slight hints of roasted barley, giving a slight nutty taste, a good dose of hops to balance out that 9.9%. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (811) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Dark amber brew with an amber head that reduces fairly quickly. Aroma of rich, sweet roasted malts and hops. Flavor is rich, tasty, dark caramel, molassas, honey, significantly bitter and plentiful hops. Similar to the profile of a hoppy barleywine, but not quite as in your face. All in all a tasty treat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Bottle. Pours dark amber with small head and some brussels lace. The aroma is hoppy, some malt, sugars and a touch of smoke? Flavor is bitter with a hint of sweetness in the background. This beer definitely grew in character and flavor as it warmed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2007
pours dark amber with a touch of redness with a medium size off white head. smells of hops and little like ice tea. taste is a little sweat, nice balance of hops and malts, slightly bitter in the end, a little carinated too. overall a really nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Speedle (266) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2007
22 oz bottle...dark amber color with a big rocky head...good hop and malt balance in the aroma...head is hangin in there longer than expected with awesome lacing...bitter taste with with sweet caramel, malt finish....great mouthfeel and lacing is still there after 5 minutes.....I realy like this one (maybe a little more than Maximus)


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