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RATINGS: 3564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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This is an aggressive beer. You probably wonít like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
njnut (213) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2014
Poured into tulip, a hazy brown with small white head that resided quickly. Aroma was citrus hops and caramel and toffee of the malts. Taste was same but with an alcohol note. Finish was a mix of the malts and citrus with the warming of the alcohol. Nicely done.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ErikDavid (11) - - MAY 7, 2014
A deep golden hue, big expressive hops that define this style of beer. That malt and hops are big and expressive, fantastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1742) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Birthday present from s_hartshorne. Bottle. Burgundy beer with medium frothy head. Aroma of malts and fruit. Taste is dry fruits, caramel, autumn leaf and malts. There is an astringency in the finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7948) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Keg at Stone @ San Diego Airport, 22/04/14. 12th most rated beer on RB and one Iíve had a few times over the years but with an hour or so to kill before my flight to Maui (via SFO) on a day of limited ticks -there was only one outcome!!! Rich amber with a good sized beige head that retains well. Nose is caramel, light spice, candied fruit peel, dark fruits, toffee. Taste comprises caramel, fruit loaf, dark fruit rind, spice, light booze but very well in check. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate, very light alcohol and hoppy tinges in the close. Decent strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (331) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle, 650ml. Pours a clear, deep ruby/copper head with a rich, creamy head with beautiful lacing. Sweet nose with some great hoppiness. Very smooth and very heavy. Robust body with a fiery roasted malt character and a packing finish. You probably wonít like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1093) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
Bottle bier huis ossett. Good ruby red tan head low retention. Aroma is vinous fruits pine. Taste is same good malty back bone long hoppy bitter finish lots of alchol present. Nice body and mouthfeel. Really good strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SimsSydney (17) - - APR 27, 2014
For me, this comes far too close to an IPA. Has a pretty hoppy taste,can really taste the alcohol in my opinion and it is a bit heavy in consistency. Has a great hoppy, floral aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
17Beer (27) - SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2014
No lack of character but a little over done. Thatís 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 (180) - Rhode Island, USA - APR 23, 2014
Pours a dark, mahogany type amber showing carbonation and has a white bubbly head thatís 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 Iíd 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 (873) - 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.

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