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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 106   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Critical Hit does maximum damage


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6008) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2010
@GABBF2010. Clear amber color/ thin tan head. Spicy caramel, sharp pit fruit aromas. medium body. Flavor follows the smell with spicy caramel, sweet tart pit fruits, and a slight metallic off flavor...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (5011) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle sampled at Kurtís Blarneywine tasting on 3/16/13. Pours dark amber with a thin beige head. Caramel malt nose with some hop. Malty flavor with grassy hops and some caramel before a bitter, earthy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with a very light white ring for a head. Aroma is caramel malts, light booze and very light hops. Flavor is very bitter. Not sure how I feel about this one. Light carbonation and light bodied.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dhunter151 (577) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Pours dark amber with a white head. Caramel, fruity hops, toffee, booze. Just an ok beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sarlacc83 (948) - Oregon, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Well, this has been sitting in my cellar awhile. 2010 vintage. 0087/5000 A: Brown color that looks red when held to the light. Foamy off-white head. Legs. N: Pine, grapefruit, pineapple, biscuit, toffee, earth, leaves, and bread. Black licorice and peppercorn. T: Very, very bitter. Moderate sweetness. I either havenít had this fresh or donít remember it then, but Iíve heard it was pretty brutal, so it seems at least somewhat tamed. M: Sticky medium-heavy body; foaming carbonation, alcohol burns pretty good. O: They call this critical hit - I assume that means they threw a dice and whatever number they landed on, thatís how many pounds per barrels of hops they threw in. Must have been a 15+, and they decided to throw them in earlier rather than later. Itís fine, I suppose. Not very complex, but not horrifying; if still too bitter to enjoy.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michaelinwa (612) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Typical run-of-the-mill barley wine. Over the top on everything, but without anything really interesting happening. Tastes somewhat like an imperial IPA. Uninspiring. One time is more than enough.


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