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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!


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigben873 (163) - Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Aroma - Pleasant roasted malt Appearance - Dark Amber, clear, light head. Taste - Medium malt, light hops. Palate - Slightlly bitter Overall - solid big beer, but nothing special


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dacrza (649) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2015
DATE TASTED: August 20, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: La fin du Monde... OCCASION: school prep wok--with The Desolation of Smaug... APPEARANCE: dark, amber brown body that is dense and imposing; head is off-white and creamy; lacing is impeccably dense and substantial... AROMA: a mellow suggestion of citrus, with a wet, biscuity malt balancing the promise nicely; flowery hints end the array ... PALATE: a coating, thick-as-molasses, warms the throat with a smooth, fulfilling consistency that could not further belie the 9.3 % ABV contained within it... TASTE: immediate impressions of a brown ale, dry, nutty as almonds or pecans, sugar, darker citrus, prunes, sweet and biscuit malts, and lighter citrus--mango and grapefruit, mostly... a strong, full-bodied, ale worthy of a snifter... OVERALL: High hopes for this one have not gone unmet--a powerful American answer to the Belgian and English strong ales that I so enjoy... the balance in its maltiness suggests a seasonal indeed, but this beer can thrive in any season that requires a beer of strength... by the second pint, a tingle is assured in the toes, with its strength surging...how this beer begs for a third bottle! what a blessing to live in a time when beer of this kind is available year round and across the country... I have little clue as to the meaning behind the name, but what a beautiful, bold, rewarding beer...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3933) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle from Chevy Chase Beer and Wine. Amber body with medium head. Nose is hops, citrus and malts. Taste is hops, citrus and pine. Finish is hoppy and sweet. Really nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarkSachon (759) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2015
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Tasted nice, had a sweet and savory aspect as well. Packed a wallop.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hinez57 (201) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - AUG 11, 2015
Deep gold to mid-copper in color with thin white head, decent lacing, small protein/other chunks in a very small amount that quickly settled. Very C-hop centric but a little fruity on the nose with malt and almost maple syrup nose. Wonderfully citrus forward flavor, malty backbone, hay, lightly toasty. Wonderful palate/mouthfeel. Overall surprisingly drinkable for a 9+% hoppy ale. Very pleasantly surprised by this as I’ve had strike-outs with most Lagunitus brews tasted in MS. Just a wonderful beer, glad I picked it up.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iggynelix (98) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2015
On tap at TK as 10.5 pour. Looks like a Yuengling with a thin head. Then so much vanilla and caramel. Nose hints of roasted malts. Slight bitterness hops on the finish but oh so yummy.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanosX (44) - - JUL 25, 2015
Golden copper in color with a wonderfully thick and creamy head. The bitterness is at the forefront but it finishes sweet and smooth. It's not balanced, each component is purposefully opposed to the other but the outcome is delicious!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
truebluehes (187) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle. Nothing that stands out about this beer, but overall it's just really enjoyable. A weirdly hopped bitter with hint of caramel, toffee, and vanilla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorkenstein (142) - - JUL 18, 2015
very nice floral aroma with some sweet citrus notes as well. Taste is very floral hops and sweet tropical fruits, with some bitter grapefruit in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Carlos87 (27) - - JUL 18, 2015
Pours a copper color with a frothy thick head. Strong bitter nose with a big body and powerful alcohol taste. Malt and hop notes shine on the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chadski4 (167) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 17, 2015
My new favorite strong ale. Too bad it’s only available at certain times of the year.


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