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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ridge Runnerís big brother. Watch out. 100 IBU. 10%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (7824) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
bottle shared by mathieuc, thanks bro. pours hazy light brown-reddish with a small creamy light beige head, good retention and nice lacing. caramel and nutty sweet malts, slightly garbagy, minty and resinous, earthy and piney, acrid fruitiness, fairly sweet and linear - brown sugar. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, harsh grassy-spicy-earthy-piney finish. blah.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bebum (784) - USA - JAN 17, 2014
Deep brown, abundant lacing. Full body, little flavor, fairly long on palate. Dryish, mild bitterness, more evident in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
troupos40 (67) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Aromas of vanilla and bourbon. Thin white head, very tasty beer, 10% is hidden well. Nice overall

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Blind #11 - bomber I think this rounds out the beer for me - canít find #12 (think my wife gave to my father in law - sonofabitch) A: As soon as I crack this one I know this is gonna end well. Without pouring Iím going to guess either a Barleywine or an Old Ale - well aged and malty as fuck. Pours out a dirty brown ale with excellent clarity. Single finger of cream foam falls quickly to leave a spotty surface of the same. Canít tell lacing because I keep swishing this one. (4) S: Yummy! Caramel malts, crystalized sugars, figgy pudding, slightest hints of apple skins, maybe some wood. Some brown sugar and molasses provide a near BBQ hint at the very finish. I canít seem to get enough of this into my face-holes. (4.5) T: Oh yeah, this is good. Iím gonna go with American Style Barlewine at this point - heavy hops. The bittering hops are still very present. Still plenty of the above rolling over the palate, but add a bit of alcohol bite (unusual unless this is young in my experience...). I feel like theres oak on this - very woody. (4) M: Medium to viscous with moderate to low carbonation. Leaves my palate slick like a loogie. Slightly warming with the ETOH. Nice. (4) O: Iím really digging this beer, it seems to get better as it warms, and Iím all about a slow sipper. I feel like the hop intensity is barely too high for my preferences in a Barleywine (Iím an English style guy) but this is nonetheless is quality craft. (4) Guess: Only thing I can equate to: OG BW by Stone - but probably not given the woodiness. Reveal: The Vermonster by Rock Art Brewery - no wood - but excellent brew! Serving type: bottle 05-30-2011

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bomber, 2012 bottle. Pour is a deep amber, murky with a khaki head which is thin but long lasting. Good lacing. Smell is caramel, citrus hops, some pineapple and fig, and maple? Has an earthy aroma, a spice that's hard to identify. Taste is quite good. Lots of caramel dark fruits, sweetness that is pleasant but doesn't linger. The sweetness in the middle fades into a slightly spicy hop note which gives way to a cascade finish. I've had their Ridge Runner which to me doesn't qualify as a barley wine. This one does and is impressive. Thick and chewy mouthfeel. Mellowing out for over a year I'm sure helped the flavor, still tastes like an American barley wine, and a good one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (1490) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2013
From 10/23 notes. On draught at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with a hint of orange. Nose is fruits, plum, bread. Mouthfeel is very malty, creamy. Taste is earthy, grains, malt, dark fruits, has some nuttiness. Finish is bitter plum with a bit of boozy warmth. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
iab30 (3) - - OCT 4, 2013 does not count
WOW 100 IBU. 10%.Need I say more... No longer available in My state (AZ)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Cloudy amber pour. Aroma of dark fruits, raisans and prune. Taste is malt, bitterness and long drawn out hops. Complex smooth. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Pours a dark cloudy amber color with a tan head leaving heavy lacing. Aromas of malt, spice and fruit. Very malty at the start with fruit and spice noted in the middle and a slightly bitrer finish. Very decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by dudeabide. Clear amber red color. Lots of particles in the body. Thin off-white khaki head. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter crisp carbonation. Lightly dry, big dark fruit, lightly spicy aroma. Lightly hoppy, some red IPA-type aromas. Moderate sweet taste, light spicy, light alcohol warmth. Solid big red ale.

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