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RATINGS: 818   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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The tenacious grip of big, juicy hop aroma and character slides smoothly into rich, dark malts. This heavyweight battle between fresh, Yakima Valley hops and dark, roasted malts is resolved harmoniously as the flavors merge to deliver complex satisfaction with a warming edge. Enjoy the ‘twilight’ for the bright and brassy hops!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2009
12oz bottle, BB 10/14/10. Large beige head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, resin/pine, caramel, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, pine/resin, some grapefruit, chocolate, light alcohol. Resiny medium-full body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11551) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
A: Pours an opaque dark amber color with a finger’s worth of off-white foam. Some nice lacing on the glass. S: The smell is not quite what I was expecting. A floral, fruity aroma in the first whiff, followed by a very sweet caramelized fruit type smell. I keep flip-flopping as to whether I like it or not. T: Similar to the nose. The initial part of the sip has some nice bitter hoppiness to it, which then goes into a sweet, caramel malt flavor. The finish goes back to bitter, but still some sweetness. M: The body is quite full and the carbonation is actually quite abundant. D: This was an interesting beer. I’m glad that I only bought a single instead of a sixer. It’s a nice strong ale, but it seems as though the beer can’t decide whether it wants to be a hop-bomb or a sweet malty beverage.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11512) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours dark ruddy copper with a five finger beige/tan head. Nice malty aroma. Medium body with mild carbonation. Thins quickly. Quite spicey/gingery. Very malty. Very hoppy. Gets smooth. Always tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11217) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2010
12oz bottle @Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT and with decaturstevo a month before-pours a tan head and copper color. Aroma is herbal/some resin hops, some medium malt. Taste is herbal/resin hops, secondary medium malt. Dryish finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11075) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle from Root Cellar. Poured dark clear ruby copper color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Good complex earthy hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy malty bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish with a small alcohol burn of moderate duration. This a very good complex brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10926) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2011
clear amber, smooth offwhite head. mild aroma of hops , malts, quite dry in the aroma. flavor is malty, bitter hoppy, slightly flowery. overall quite a bitter beer. not very black.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009

Date: December 02, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark red, lasting creamy beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet dark caramel malt aroma, fresh floral and earthy hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of earthyness, mostly dry and bitter, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10648) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle conditioned, 355ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Dark red to chestnut with off white head. Quite caramelised early on, toffee, sweetish, this leads to a pine like hop note, quite grassy perhaps. Heady alcohol note, late fruitiness. A little mixed up.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10458) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. aroma of herbs, light pine, sweetness, caramel, vague citrus. Flavour of grape, herbs, flowers, sweetness, light fruits. Medium to full bodied. Dry grapy bitterness in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
A red copper I2PA with a thin creamy lacing off white head. In aroma, a beautiful pungeant c-hop bomb, well balanced with the biscuitty malts...wow! In mouth, intense hops with menthol notes, dry malts, warming alcohol. A bit unbalanced but still a classy hopbomb. On tap at American Flat Bread, Jan. 11 2010.


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