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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Intense hop flavor from six different American hop varieties, backed up by a malty base


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4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2006
At Obreins, Great citris aroma...hits you in the face. Hop aroma up front malt in the middle then big oily hops in the finish. Very well done for a 9.2%


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RHutch (11) - Vista, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
There best! Stay away from their light brews and stick with the bigguns. This one is super rich malt nose and tons of fricking flavor. Tap version is killer, been enjoying this for ever.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bjcp101 (12) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Having at brewery...2 bucks...holy crap...this has so much fricken flavor...malts X19 and hops as well..only doing one at 9.2 I’ll be done. Great carbonation for such a thick rich brew....good thing I have DD

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dentoro1231 (14) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bought this 22 oz bomber from a liquor store in the 92008. Had to because their collab braggot was so awesome!!!This was a malt forward brew. Caramel richness and waffle taste. Picked up great spicy hops through the whole experience. Could not tell it was 9%+. Fantastico!!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Broncosnbeer101 (11) - Denver, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Poured at GABF 2014...my husband and I were voluntary pourers. This brew was a wonderful malty beer. Very smooth and even for the posted 9.2% This one will get you in trouble, good thing for the one ounce pours. Nice hop bitterness, and malty dry finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1032) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours a dark amber color with a malt and alcohol aroma. Tatse is of caramel and sweet malt. Good alcohol flavor throughout the beer especially as it warmed. A little black licorice flavor mixed well with the sweet flavor. A nice beer that warmed the chest as it went down.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
Big big beer in the 22 oz bomber....cool cap!!! Crystal clear garnet color, Huge malt aroma, and hops to back up big rich caramel and toffe notes. Very minimal alcohol notes suprising since labeled 9+%. Greta brew and pretty good price at 6.99 for the big brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"A pretty nice beer, but it kinda lacks focus, not fitting any style and coming off good, but muddled. The oaked treatments of this were quite nice, this base beer was above average with light citrus notes, ample bitterness and malty sweetness to balance. Hides the abv well."

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Encinitas101 (12) - Encinitas, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
22 oz bomber from liquor store in Encinitas. No this a true to style ASA. It does have a nice hop aroma more to the earthy side but the malt dominates. The flavor is caramel and biscuit with very very alcohol warmth. Finishes malty then dry.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (100) - New York, USA - SEP 18, 2014
76th rating seems appropriate for this brew...Rich maly caramel aroma. Nice light head, kept carbonation well for such a rich brew. predominately malt centric. slight alcvohol warmth that I really enjoyed A+++++

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Artistdave (58) - Austin, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours dark garnet amber crystal clear. Great caramel aroma with a slight hop earthyness. Not citrus more pepper hop flavor and aroma. Flavor leans more towards the caramel and malts. Big, big brew. Loved it ...


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