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RATINGS: 4179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an aggressive beer. You probably wont like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an ale of this quality and depth.

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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sissio (1481) - Orsenigo, ITALY - FEB 7, 2017
can @ home clear brown, cappuccino head cream, butterscotch, spices, nutmeg, clows, liquour, hops bitter, caramel, herbaceous, dry hoppy bitter finish very drinkable

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (3695) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 7, 2017
Somehow Ive never rated this one, though Ive had it several times over the past 15 years or so. Anyway, Heavy malty nose, medium roast, herbs, berries, tree bark, and light smoke. Dark amber/brown color, with a large rocky head and very thick, sticky lace. Roast malt, tangy and piney, caramel, quite herbal, tiny bit of smoke, and moderate back-end bitterness. Medium body. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (2660) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Keg Half Pint at White Horse American Beer Festival 2009, Parsons Green, London in July 2009 - Mahogany Red in colour. Aggressively hopped; citrus piney oily hops. Solid malts; roasty malty, caramel, toffee. Fruity; citrus. Sweetish throughout with a bitter hoppy finish. (2009-07)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RW80 (2310) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2017
0,5 l can (From the Berlin Brewery) shared. Appearance:Clear brown body ,with a rough creamy white head. Aroma: Hughe, a lot malt, caramel, toffee, witha lot of pine and resin, some fruity tones.Taste: Is moderate sweet and heavy bitter while still finding a balance. Allmost full body, average carbonation. Quality ? Yes.. Depth ?, Hmm, Imho I would say no, because this is one big power house.Going in agressive and hard, but lacking the nuances to make it really great. Still for people who are all for richness and still drinkable this is one beer to get.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FotoGrover (3) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 5, 2017 does not count
Can 0,5 l. I have no idea if really produced in California as I bougth it in the supermarekt in Warsaw, Poand. The beer is unfortunatelly very dissapointing. Not really interesting beer. Just strong bitterness, moldy and caramel aroma and taste. Too long bitter finish. Once again: dissapointing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
schnubbie (32) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 4, 2017
Nice and strong American Ale. Really bitter but it fits perfectly to the citrus and caramel notes. Enjoyed it but you have to be in the mud to drink it

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TeijoA (43) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
50 cl Berlin can. Dark, deep red colour with a good off-white head. Aromas of toffee, sweet bread, malts, alcohol, grass. Flavour and palate are pretty straight-forward, low carbonation with fairly strong bitterness all throughout. Flavours are not very distinct, overpowered by the bitterness. Good malty body, but cant find much else. Overall quite good, the right kind of sweet aroma, a little too bitter in the style for my taste, but the malty body makes up for it a bit.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
meccahh69lol (41) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - FEB 3, 2017
Poured from a pint can into a tulip glass. The beer is a nice dark brown red that lets you know you are in for a hoppy ride. The smell is perhaps the weakest aspect of this classic beer. It doesnt give you much to work with and is pretty indistinct. Tastewise this doesnt quite seem like the facepunch of hops that it felt like 10+ years ago, but it is still a tasty combo of hops with a malty backbone. Overall, this is a classic beer that I have enjoyed for many years and still pick up semi-regularly. I like that it is available in cans now, too!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ruigo (2611) - PORTUGAL - FEB 1, 2017
50cl can. Hazy brown amber with a small tan head. Caramel, citrus and light piny. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phranq (121) - - JAN 25, 2017
Malty in the nose. Pours brown amber. Malty bready taste gives way to hoppy bitterness that lingers. Overall very palateable.


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