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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10820) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6719) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6085) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Waxed 12 oz bottle and served in a snifter: Deep mahogany hue with some reddish hues, lasting frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, roast, bread and plenty of bourbon barrel influences. Vanilla and oak vapours along with a dose of sour mash whiskey. The taste is sweet but enough booze and oak to sharpen the palate. Some raisin and pear fruit character along with a touch of earthy minerals. No hop presence noted nor much of any real malt depth. The mouth feel is warming but a tad flabby. This is where the barrel seemed to dominate, thin and boozy. It is okay but somewhat disjointed. Just too much barrel influence for the base beer but then methinks the base beer is not all that great anyway.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - 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."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5833) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
(12oz bottle) clear amber, little to no head. Nose of bourbon, vanilla, corn. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, caramel. Light body, long linger.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5577) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4900) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate chocolate, caramel, vanilla, raisin, light toasted coconut, and bourbon. It pours a dark brown with some significant red highlights. It has a one finger beige head that eventually fades to a thick soapy film. There is some drippy soapy webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate chocolate with touches of cocoa powder and light caramel. There is a touch of molasses and raisin in the middle. The finish has light-moderate vanilla, coconut, light bourbon, faint oak, and a hint of roasted malt. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a touch of stickiness in the mouthfeel. Overall, I’d say flavor-wise it’s kind of an Imperial Stout/Doppelbock hybrid aged in bourbon barrels. It sounds like previous year’s batches were a little boozy and hot. This batch from 2014 isn’t. I really dig it.


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