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RATINGS: 814   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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Draught in a pint glass during a connection at Philadelphia Int. Airport. Caramel and roasty malt aroma. Thin, light caramel head that sticks around while you drink it, decent lace, dark blood red/caramel color. Flavor is what you expect from a winter seasonal American strong ale- bitter hops dominating the sweet without completely snuffing them out, light spice (subtle, but i wanted more), and a very satisfying malt aftertaste. At 8.7abv, this beer hides its booze well. Fair warning.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AR (997) - Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Very dark amber with a medium head. Flavor is sweet and strong mix of caramel, grasses and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2198) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
On tap. Oh and I had heard such good things... Pours a dark reddish black brown color with a large foamy light brown head. Notes of paint thinner, dark brown sugar, and very faded hops. This beer is falling apart at the seams. It is completely unbalanced. It’s like a crazy chick after 2 xanax and 4 glasses of red wine. Unfortunate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Deep red with a little head. Bready malts with fat, herbal hops. Very fresh and vegetal on the nose. In the mouth it has molasses sugar with some dusty hoppiness and a lingering bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (1856) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Sharp malt aroma with moderate pine hops. Amber color with a small tan head. Light bitter finish with a mild sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Poured into a snifter. 4.0 A: Dark brown color. Two and a half fingers of pillowy, but creamy head that retains well and leaves minimal lacing. 4.0 S: Lots of resiny, piney hops with some citrus as well. Darker crystal malts and a roastiness to it. Can’t smell that much more right now because I’m somewhat ill. 3.5 T: Bitter backbone with a healthy mix of hops and roasted flavors. Citrus and piney hop flavor. Malts consist of complex caramel as well as a bitter roastiness. Not bad, but doesn’t impress. 4.0 M: Medium body. Good carbonation. Could be a bit creamier. Otherwise fine. 3.5 D: The meshing of dark flavors with IPA hoppiness is good, but not necessarily better than one or the other. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-18-2009 04:35:38

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (12752) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle at Plovmand’s - Thanks. Clear brown - white head. Roasted malts, nic ehoppy, grassy, nice bitterness, chocolate, dryness, caramel. Nice bitter finish. Nice Brown IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Roasted malt with sweetness on the aroma. Hops are piney but subdued. Pours a deep mahogeny with thick pillowy taupe head. Caramel and chocolate start; bitterness arrives late but no real hop flavor to be found. Thick body that finishes quickly. Roasted malt and nuttiness make this more like a bitter imperial brown.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - MAY 10, 2011
12oz bottle thanks to AirForceHops
Appearance: Pours clear dark brown with a medium sized off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, sweet caramel and earthy hops
Taste: Toasted malts, caramel and some pine bitterness in the finish
A nice beer, not very roasty or hoppy though.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2009
12 oz bottle-Amber pour w/a huge foamy tan head. Floral hop aroma. Strong hop bite on the front end. Kind of a short bitter malt finish. Very strong, kind of kicks you in the teeth, first drink actually took my breath away. Kind of one dimensional, could use a little more malt on the finish to balance it out.


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