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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Dark and robust brewed in the style of a American strong ale, full bodied and screaming with hops.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle shared by Matt - another terrible label design by Middle Ages tricked me into expecting the worst. I guess I was pleasantly surprised. Nose is soapy and pine hops. Huge caramel toffee. Raisins. Very dry, pine resins but not that bitter. Touch oxidation. Burnt sugar. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reggiedunlop (3182) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Pours a ruby color color with a huge tan head...nice lacing and retention. Smells like turkey hill raspberry iced tea. Tastes much the same with a hint of caramel malt. Finish is like unsweetened tea. This is a horrendous beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11389) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Bomber from Half Time. Pours dark ruddy amber with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Aroma of roast caramel. Flavor is floral/fruit with caramel and then some arguably citrus rind bitter. Itís not NW bitter, but the hops are all over the malt. Itís a pretty good drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
On tap at the Chapter House in Ithaca last weekend. Pours a tawny color with a single-finger tan head and a good bit of lacing as it goes down. Thin collar throughout. The nose carries a good amount of brown sugar plus a nice bit of citrus. Smelling this, I thought this was an ESB. Maybe so, just a very strong one. Probably more properly classified as an English Strong Ale. Flavor brings a slight bit of diacetyl and some malty sweetness. Moderate fruitiness. The hops really donít come through until the finish, which is fairly bitter. Classic ESB-type profile. Really well done. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-04-2011

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
Bottle from New Beer Distributors, NY
Beautiful dark mahogany color; generous creamy head; sticky lace. The aroma is perfumy, with caramel, creamy, not much hoppy, maybe soapy, a noble touch of yeast. Medium body strength; dark caramel flavor, spicy (pepper); reasonable bitterness, a bit dusty and with a very light soap impression. Quite strong final bitterness. No hop qualities. Unimpressive, somehow boring.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - APR 10, 2011
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1pt. 6oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 8%. There is no freshness date. Appearance: The body has a deep coppery amber color with a light haze. Its head rose up tall, thick and clingy. It had a light tan color and great retention. This all made for nice sticky lacing on the glass. Smell: There is a bold mix of floral/citrusy hops and sweet malt with a hint of butterscotch and dark fruit. Taste/Palate: It has a firm foundation of sweet fruity, bready and caramel maltiness with a slight touch of butterscotch. Blending into this is a firm backing of pungent floral citrus and earthy hop bitterness. It finishes with a sticky hop bitterness clinging to the palate. It feels firm and full bodied with just enough carbonation to keep it moving easily over the tongue. Notes: This is definitely a well made and very enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle split with Stephanie. Malty, sweet hops, brown sugar. Looks dark fig brown... With off white head. Better than I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2360) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Clear brown pour creamy and receding off white head ... aroma of roasted and sweet malts and some citrusy hops ... taste is of bitter hops and sweet malts roasted and toffee with a bitter citrus/light pine hop punch that flows into the finish ... lots of flavor and tasty good mix of english brown ale and dbl ipa abv hidden pretty well

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2463) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
Pours a dark ruby with a slightly off-white head. Aroma is intensely malty with hops stinging the nose. Taste is a bold malted up front with a íscreamingí amount of hops that follow. Lots of bitterness in the aftertaste but overall a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thicksuds (436) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Great pic on the bottle, very interesting. The desc. says Imperial IPA, it is not, the desc. reads strong ale, which seems more accurate. Smells almost like a bourbon aged rye ale I had recently and didnít like. Hopefully the taste is better, nice doughy foam topping. My first beer from this brewery. Hoppy, bitter from start to finish, less aromatic and more up front, complex taste, has a fruity almost tangy taste to it, very interesting, I do like it, definitely one bomber will do you in, a "big" beer, very rich but very good. Alcohol canít be tasted too much. Can really taste the roasted malt. All in all strong to very strong. Iíd like to try another beer from them.


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