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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
If you have never called a lager “ferocious” then you haven’t tried Massacre. We start with an imperial dark lager and age it in heavy-toast Kentucky bourbon barrels until it’s ready to package, at which point we dip each precious bottle in red wax to seal in the deliciousness. Very limited production, sold only in October. Make sure to get yours while it lasts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13459) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear ruby color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt, alcohol and wood aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expextations were exceeded with a good dark beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11459) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2013
2013 vintage. 12oz, red waxed bottle. Poured a mahogany color with a small sized off white head. Chocolate, some dark fruits, woody and vanilla. Lighter bourbon with more woodiness from the barrel aging. Alcohol completed hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (10077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Similar in presentation to an imperial stout but lighter in body and flavor than the abv suggests. Barrels show themselves nicely but otherwise just ok. Slightly sweet malty lager with hints of vanilla and booze."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 12, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the 15th annual MBGSF. Pours a near clear brown with a yellowish brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma is a bit thin with some dark grain a bit of rye and bourbon with lager yeast. Flavor has more rye coming through that works nicely with the bourbon and a bit of dark grains underlying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2014
12oz bottle with red wax, big thanks to umich03jm. Shared with DanielCoor. 2014 bottle. Hazy dark brown color. Thin off-white, khaki head. Dots and bits of lace. Vanilla, dark fruit in the nose, light spiciness. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of creamy, lighter carbonation. Light slick. Moderate sweet taste, light bit of bitter, mild warmth to it, nothing uncomfortable. Pretty solid, tasty ba doppelbock. It works. Has a bigger, thicker chewiness that I like in a doppelbock, and it works well as a base for the barrel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8996) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle sample from b3shine I believe from notes. Pours a hazy auburn brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have toasted malts, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, some barrel character, alcohol, a touch thin but the flavor isn’t bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (8102) - Indiana, USA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks mikem409). Looks solid; a semi-transparent copperish brown with thin off-white lacing. Smells mildly boozy with cherry notes. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
11/15/15. Bottle during Ryan’s epic birthday tasting. Thanks, Mike! Fuck these Brewers for the wax. Seriously, if you’re reading this - fuck you. Fuck you to your core, you idiots. Anyway, this bottle says 13%. Booze all over the aroma, from the beer and a little bit of bourbon, otherwise ashy, charred, dark roasted malts, day old weak coffee, and a touch of sourness. Big, boozy flavor, bourbon, charred, ashy fireplace wood, old bad coffee, caramel, cream, lingering acidity. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (6942) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
12 oz bottle shared by Jim (jale). Thanks, dude. Pours a richer brownish orange pour, firm haze with frothy tannish head atop, with good flow, some decent lacing. Good hues, aromas offer gentle raisin, toffee, and crisp toast. Gentle oak, vanilla, and gentle toastiness. Initial is gentle heat, barrel, wet oak and vanilla. Gentle spirit, raisin and gentle heat. Spirit, oak, gentle toastiness. Biscuits, gentle vanilla, heat, spice. Middle offers gentle toffee, richer vanilla with the barrel, gentle spirit, sweetness. Backend offers some gentle spirit, dark dried fruit, kisses of toast and toffee. Inviting, enjoyable. Some good flavors, nice balanace. Odd barrel age lager that has some good flavors, decent balance. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle:   Deep ruby, thin to moderate sudsy off-white head, little lacing.   Soft bourbon nose, slight chocolate covered cherry.   Very much a chocolate covered cherry like aroma.   Unfortunately not much else.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Soft sweet bourbon like finish, malty, with a soft background of those chocolate covered cherries.   Simple, but fairly tasty.

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