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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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The biggest farm animal to come out of the SweetWater Barn! We bucked up and threw everything, including the kitchen sink, into this "Jackass" concoction. At 10% ABV and over 90 IBU - Youíll know it when it hits you in the back of the head!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Golden pour, very hoppy nose. Flavor of hops with a bit of sweetness...more like an IPA to my palate. Still a tasty beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 5, 2009
On tap at The Porter. Golden red/orange with decent white head that left. Not much in the way of an aroma--what was there was mostly citrus hops. Flavor is surprisingly hoppy (floral & citrus), with some caramel and fruit sweetness too--but not as much as expected. Alcohol is fairly well hidden for such a big beer. Pretty slick mouthfeel. Never had a barelywine quite like this (lacking in sweetness)--not quite sure what to make of it.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13894) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
Bottle at LCRBM5. Hoppy aroma, sweet in mouth. Too sweet really. Good grapefruit hop. Nice DIPA/barley wine cross over, but a bit uncultured.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GG (2115) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 20, 2007
NorCal December í07 - This is one HUGE freakiní bottle. I mean, for a standard size, itís huge. That was really the only thing that was big about this whole beer though. A very floral hop nose, with a good dose of juicy fruity instead of bitter citrusy hops, and a nice caramel malt base. Color was medium amber/orange in color with a minimal foamy cap. Mouthfeel was full and round. Flavor had many qualities of an old DIPA, sweet, hoppy but dulled to the point where it almost hides behind the malt. A nice beer, and I have another bottle of it and hopefully it will get a higher score. I do enjoy Sweetwater beers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2009
1 L bottle from kan! bottle in 07 that was in Kanís fridge for almost a year.. pours hazy red with white head. nose of cane sugar. flavors are sugary, a touch oxidized, toffee. watery body that has a bit drying finish. the hops faded in this one. hopefully i get a chance to re-rate a fresher sample.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DialSquare (2775) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2009
bomber. hazy rich orange pour with a small off-white head and some soapy stick. boozy aroma of toffee malts and oranges. sweet syrupy caramel malt taste with very little carbonation. bitter hops work there way through to a fairly quick finish. a little on the medicinal side for me.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Opaque apricot colored pour with a boozy aroma, this poured with a very small head. The flavor has some sticky sweetness with hops in the background.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nickd717 (3561) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Bomber via trade. Does DP stand for "donkey punch" or is it...drain pour maybe? Pours hazy amber with a one-finger creamy off-white head and very good lacing. Very sweet and malty aroma, with caramel, brown sugar, resins, and herbal notes. Sweet and sugary malty flavor, with both brown and white sugar evident, caramel, toffee, and faded herbal hops. A little too sweet. Sticky and slightly syrupy on the mouthfeel with soft carbonation. About average or maybe a little better for the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CIPS514 (77) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2007
I thought it was a good beer but it was very bitter and sweet. It does have a very high alcohol content.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Indra (2627) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2008
1 L. bottle. Thanks to Dan! Very attractive nose, complex and intriguing, with notes of grapefruit, orange, brown sugar, malt toast, pine, fresh herbs, peppery spices and a faint waft of alcohol. Hazy light-medium amber color with a fine, slight head. Flavor profile is unfortunately a bit of a letdown after that aroma, with a wash of harsh bitterness and watery, thin, toasty, grainy, dry maltiness. Some citrus and pine comes through, along with a strong dosage of alcohol and an accompanying fiery finish. So close.


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