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RATINGS: 3557   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (21) - SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2014
No lack of character but a little over done. That’s the idea I guess. Unsubtle alcohol, resin levels of hops, roasty, and some yeast in its long lingering finish. Fun to wrestle with and good with flavorful food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RyanK (171) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours a dark, mahogany type amber showing carbonation and has a white bubbly head that’s almost non existent. Smells of sweet hops, lightly roasted malt, kind of a metal drum smell like a red ale but smells like a beer I’d drink. Enjoy by 5/24/14 drank on 4/23. Packs a hop punch but not a huge one. Has a slightly heavy mouth-feel and just about a perfect light carbonation. You kind of get a mix of alcohol and hoppy taste but not overpowering at all, then it quickly subsides with a dry finish. A Classic

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kevinator (841) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
This has become a Classic and good go-to beer, just not sessionable. It does tiptoe very close to the IPA line. Nice blend of hops and caramel malt aromas. Amber color that looks almost like some Belgian strong ales. Palate is full and somewhat weighty with high carbonation. Hops are up front but immediately followed but a caramel malt sweetness . Grainy flavors with bread and a dry finish round it out. A must try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
steez (21) - Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2014
Interesting blast of bitterness out of the bomber. Then....as if by magic it disappears. Then its enjoyable and I could imagine ordering another if I were at a bar. Cool deep copper color nice head that’s thin but hangs right in there. Not too shabby...Probably great with grilled meats,would buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1073) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2014
Bottle from Bier Huis, Ossett. Clear, dark amber. Pale tan, thin, tight, lasting head. Looks boss. Bitter dark cherry chocolate. In a glass. With a head on it. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chadski4 (96) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 21, 2014
Sweet nose with hints of chocolate. Alcohol in the taste with a bitter finish. Well balanced with piney hop notes. Would definitely repeat but only on certain occasions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
Nice, classic, American strong ale with a strong hop presence. Dark brown pour from bomber, malty front, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bufordbrewer (19) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2014
Deep amber/caramel look, foamy pale brown head about index finger width that lingers, with good lacing. Bitter, but not harsh aftertaste, which follows a very slight malty first impression. Hoppy like an IPA. Resin aftertaste is the best I can come up with. Good feel in the belly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bartlebier (1480) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
(backlog recollected in abstinence) Shared tap pitcher, shared at Pork Slope, Brooklyn 09/2012.Thanks to Steve and John for taking us here!). Welcome palate rinser after an evening of bbq-sauce clad swine debauchery. Comes complete with the signature Stone palate cleaver hop profile, heavy on spruce and citric rind astringent bitterness (going on flowery, green resins) - at that clinically clean, yet from tap mercifully mellowed out by a solid and crisp pale malt randiance. Not necessarily an ideal subtle aperitif, but very well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
Beautiful beer reach deep color. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is indeed aggressive with a strong hop flavor throughout accented by small roasty notes

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