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RATINGS: 744   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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This mammoth imperial red ale leads with a tantalizing hop aroma that is quickly complemented by an enormous malt backbone. Finishing with a multitude of hoppy goodness, this “Monster Beer” is truly not for the faint at heart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
knights97 (107) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2009 Grabbed this one draft at the flying saucer, and loved it. The body is amber, thick in nature, filled with hops but not dry hops like many other high alcohol beers. Taste is filled with caramel and taste a bit of roasted malts, this is well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ando (105) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2008
*liked it ok, would not buy* aroma: smells nice, carmel hops . floral. app: hazy brown amber. flavor: HOPS. dry mealy malts. nice balance. its ok. not my tea. palate: fine OA: good beer. not enough malt magic for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2006 Whoa!! A big beer with a big personality!! Pours a cloudy dark red with a 1 finger light tan head. Nose explodes with floral hops, citrus, grapefruit, earthy grasses, hints of roasted malt and pine needles. Incredibly complex flavor of citrus, morphs to a malty sweetness that takes the bite off the hops. A hint alcohol in the finish rounds it all out. Oily mouth feel. Much more enjoyable IMO than the "Bastard"

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheCEO (100) - USA - APR 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2007 What an experience...This is a Beer’s Beer. I can’t see myself drinking anything better than this in the immediate future. It is officially my favorite as of right now. UPDATE - I’ve bought all the remaining bottles of this in my hometown of Chattanooga, TN. Chat Town is MY town, bitches.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burtonbaton930 (100) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2011
This thing really is a monster!!. Dark red, hops try and jump you the second you pop the cap. Smells serious with a huge resinous sent with dark caramel malts in the background. Tastes malty sweet with a slight roasty tinge and finishes with that huge hop bitterness. Very good brew that lives up to its name.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duaneh (100) - - MAR 20, 2012
Pours a dark amber color, nice carbonation, nice small foamy tan head which lasts awhile. Deep caramel malt aromas. T astes like there might be some rye in there too. The hops aren’t too big, but still have a pleasant lingering quality. A smooth beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
mattern33 (99) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Medium amber cloudy color. Malty aroma. Malty flavor nd palate. More malty than i like. Too malty; not a hop variety i enjoy. Eh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - APR 18, 2006
Thanks to SpringsLicker for this 12 oz bottle! Poured a great deep ruby with a fizzy off-white head. Spicy aroma with some citrus and malty notes. Flavor is hoppy with some caramel and citrus notes. Good malty backbone almost bodering on a barleywine. The name seemed a bit misleading as I was expecting a brutal hop attack on my palate. Great beer noththeless. Thanks again Jay!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
califbeer69 (96) - California, USA - APR 19, 2012
Pours a dark amber copper color with a small white head. Aromas of sweet caramel malt, and floral hops. Taste is initially caramel sweet followed by a great hop bite. Mouthfeel is moderate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mfaulke (92) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2007
This beer wasn’t at all what I was expecting. It should have ben called Big Malty Monster. It’s marked 2006 so I guess the hops have mellowed since then. I did thoroughly enjoy this beer though. I loved the rich malt component. This is a complex beer, and I taste something new in every one that I drink.

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