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RATINGS: 1491   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!


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Pours a dark brown with a thin white head. Smells of rich coffe and caramel malts as well as floral hops. Taste is hoppier than smells but the coffee and caramel notes are there. The hops subside to give way to a coating palate aftertaste that becomes controlled by the matly notes once again. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Pours out clear light red with creamy foam. Taste is sweet malts with bitter hops. Nice crisp hoppy finish. Very drinkable for high alcohol of 9% a good value for a sixpack. Another great beer from this brewery.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunnyridge (222) - USA - MAY 3, 2010
Yummy. Very deep brown amber with a thin foamy ring. Nice deep pineapple hop aroma and a nice balance of malt sweetness. Taste still manages to finish crisp and with a good bitterness despite a somewhat heavy malty sweet flavor. This is a really nice beer. It’s got a little something for everyone and still comes across as balanced, smooth and flavorful. Also noticed no trace of the big abv. Very nice work!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HellesBunny666 (222) - Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2014
I love this beer! Sweet syrupy caramel aroma, beautiful orange/red color. Sweet, hoppy, floral. Smooth, hides the alcohol content well, I can drink so many, is dangerous :)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
On tap, came a red to balck color with very high carbonation levels. Very interesting and enjoyable beer. First impression is that of hop bitterness, then it glides into a mixture of flavors with some light caramel, cherries, and a noticable but light roasted character. On the drier side, and the alcohol was not that noticable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gerbewa (218) - - DEC 19, 2013
Had this beer at mellow mushroom with rowen. Really good nice hop aroma and great taste. Well balanced for such a strong beer. Would definitely have again.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2014
Drank from bottle. Nose is citrus, hops, and resin. Taste has a heavy orange presence a little sweet on the tongue with a dry and mildly bitter finish that doesn’t linger. Amazing beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenDover (216) - Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Pours a dark clear amber, about 3/4" of dense off-white foam. Aroma is floral and hoppy, some sugar and bread/yeast aroma too. Taste is hoppy and spicy at first, then malty and sweet -- pleasantly biting, nice and complex. Tastes like it’s part barleywine and part IPA. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Nice amber pour with a good sized off-white head that laces well. Slightly acidic aroma of citrus, pine and grass. Very hoppy, bitter flavor with a good balance of some sweet caramel malts.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WilleLW (215) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2014
Dark amber colour with a large, creamy head. Aroma of hops with pine, citrus, caramell and grass. Also some floral notes and fruits and berries. A light smell of elder flower. Taste of caramel, toffee, syrup and hops togheter with light, sweet fruits and berries. A sweet and "sticky" mothfeel with a smooth background taste with a hoppy bitterness. A bitterness that makes a good balance to the sweet notes. Incredibly good.


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