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RATINGS: 1154   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.07   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Huge sweet body, big flavors and high alcohol levels, this beer is best enjoyed by a raging fire. Complex caramel sweetness is well balanced by generous hopping, delivering an intense, smooth drinking experience. Intense fruity caramel malts, citrus hops, and alcohol notes waft up to tickle your senses.
2005 Bottle release - Pink Wax
2007 Bottle release - Yellow Wax (Brewed in Nov 06)
2008 Bottle release - Purple Wax
2009 Bottle release - Blue Wax
2010 Bottle release - Green Wax
2011 Bottle release - White Wax
2012 Bottle release - Red Wax
2013 Bottle release - Orange Wax


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2007 (Draught) Pours a medium brown with a medium-sized beige head. Had a wonderful array of fruit flavors and caramel. Alcohol was nicely covered by the abundant flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (11943) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
CBC. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, alcohol and rather hoppy - fruity. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 110512

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
(draft): Black body with creamy small head. Aroma is big hoppy -- herbal/floral. Taste is sweet strong sticky, heavy malty, big hoppy, some herbal. Sticky, extra-full body.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11600) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2012 vintage (red wax). Copper pour with an off-white head. Sweet caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Nice hoppy aroma of grapefruit, flowers, and pineapple. A fair amount of booze, however. Very nice sweetness and bright hop flavors. Grapefruit, pineapple, and oranges to go with light pine and floral notes. Sweet caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruits. A hint of alcohol on the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11531) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
2009 bomber from Archer Liquors. Pours lightly hazy amber with a four finger beige/tan head. Aroma seems pine over sweet malt. Medium body with medium carbonation. Malt is strong. Hop bitter is citrus? Heat is minimal, given the abv. Head does some lacing. Might be a bit toffee towards the end. Pretty well balanced finish. Bitter and sweet all at once. Pretty impressive.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11517) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2009
Bottle at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg. Amber/orange color, small offwhite head. Aroma from tropical fruits, peach, pear, pine apple, grapfruit, grass and hops. Malty, sugary notes, some caramel, grassy, spicy flavor, really hoppy, grapefruit, salty and some salmiak. Long pleasant bitter finish with grass and salt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11430) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Bottle @ FOneFan. Amber/copper with small off-white head. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, caramel, vinous, little bitter, little citrus, nuts and grapefruit.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christian (11280) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2009
Amber with a lasting white head. Intense malt aroma with lots of peach and pine hops behind it. Intense and huge sweet malty flavour with lots of pine hops for a near balance. Too sweet and big to drink a lot, but a wonderful sip!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
Bottle @ Chris_o’s Pre-Beer Exposed Tasting, September 2008.
Pours a very pretty red with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is powerfully hoppy, light strawberries, melons and lots of caramel. Fine, dry mouthfeel. Flavour is softly sweet, fine caramel and dried fruits. Good, high hoppiness. But it feels a bit ’old’ and rather dull - especially compared to that inflated average rating.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11232) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is apple, alcohol, licorice, resin. Flavour is alcohol, hop, licorice, apple, resin, malt. Full bodied nice beer.


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