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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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12th round strong ale is inspired by old-school American brawn. This beer is an exercise in simplicity, resulting in something powerful and complex. Toasty malt throws the first punch, followed by a barrage of Apollo hops, and the 7.6% abv delivers the knockout blow.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan (620) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 13, 2013
On tap at College Bar in Stillwater, great yet simple American strong. Only fault was a chalky aftertaste, but that is being nitpicky. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3332) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle; poured an auburn color with a khaki colored head. Aroma of fruit, candy and cleaner. A pretty subdued flavor; like a barley wine light. Some toffe, fruit with some pepper notes. Ok

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
vtafro (3778) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Can. Brown pour with tan head. Malty, dark and sweet tones. Off tones everywhere this is not good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (966) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2014
What is this name a reference to? The ruddy brown clear color laces well with a small head that burns off nicely. Pretty strong aromatic hops in the aroma, some warm malts as well. Seems almost like an arrogant bastard clone, not quite as good though. I like the strong bitter taste and it marries pretty well with the hop selection. Overall a pretty good beer if you’re down with the style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
askewbrew (20) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Served at recommended temperature on can (50F) in a snifter. Pours to a rocky beige head that laces well and lasts when given a little regenerative swirl. Color is a deep cherrywood red. Aroma is malty and slightly spicy, suggesting roasted malts, dark caramel malts and spicy/piney hops and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is much like an English "old ale", roasted, brown, and caramel malts with a balance of earthy hops with a dryish, resinous, boozy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly warming. Overall a very good strong ale that sits in good company with Pyramid Snow Cap and other such complex darkish strong ales.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Espo1 (35) - - MAY 8, 2014
A - chocolate with a light tan head T - nice chocolate notes with dark fruits and hop finish M - creamy with a dry finish O - good beer that fits the style but is aggressive in the malt bill with bitterness and a dry finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (7042) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
500mL can, pours a dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out dry dark fruits, toffee, and bread malts. Flavour brings out toasted nuts, toffee, dry bready notes, and dry dark fruits. Dry, slightly tinny, toasty and bready. Drinkable, but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgentgesdo (674) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 27, 2014
Pours clear medium brown with a small tan head with good lacing. Nose is malt forward, a little raisin, charcoal and wood, but no vanilla. Slightly floral but mostly resinous hops nose. Flavor is very sweet, almost cloying but I suspect it is because of the quite high gravity. It ends rather bitter. Heavy mouthfeel. Round but not oily - oatmeal? Lingers. Not bad but a little too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4670) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2014
This one poured a light brown or amber color with a white head. Aroma was of herbal and bitter hops and caramel. Flavor was the same, light toast, caramel and bitting hops. Meh.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OldGrowth (2750) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 6, 2014
Can, from trade with Scoonerchamps. Ok aroma, malty, like. Wet leather blanket, earthy dark orangey brown color, good head and lace. Sweet salty flavor. Thicker body, thin creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. This one is a head scratcher for me. I don’t like the aroma, flavor is better,though not appealing overall. Leaves me wondering what they were going for.....

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swanmann (626) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 19, 2014
From the pint can into a tulip style glass: amber brown color with a bit of suspension and about a half inch of tan, tight foam, fairly well-sustained. It smells of molasses, bourbon, pine and a bit of earthy depth. The flavor seems predominantly sweet caramel with roasty bitterness and a nice piney hop presence. Pretty tasty, it finishes with just a touch of sourness. The carb is adequate. I can’t help feeling this is a lovely counterpart to another local brewer’s Native Amber. It’s great to have quality Okie beer.


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