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RATINGS: 4156   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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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
celogan (204) - Oroville, California, USA - JUL 4, 2005
Not Stones Best, but pretty Dang good. Reminds me of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot. This beer Poured a dark amber with tan head that dissapaited to a lingering foam on top. Slight lacing and decent carbonation though Id prefer a tad more, but it is satisfying. It has a smooth mouthfeel. Foretaste was all carmel malts and slight fruityness with a surprise hop kick at the end. The Alcohol presence was very noticible as well. Very nice beer, and my thanks to my buddy and co-worker John - Banquet Manager at Gold Country Casino in Oroville for this nice surprise. I also thought the back label on the bottle was hysterical.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (10957) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2016 Bottle. Apple-cherry malt and hops aroma. Dark amber color with small head. Sweet bread flavor initially with hints of orange and coriander with a strong bitter hops finish. A strong hoppy beer. / Draft (version brewed at Against the Grain Brewery, Louisville, KY). Caramel malt, light cherry, orange peel, and hay aroma. Dark brown with nice head. Moderately sweet caramel malt, orange, cherry, and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice body. Just like the original, just with more Kentucky in it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
A good dark bitter beer with its own signature. Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Was the strongest (tasting) ale I ever tried until the Double Bastard. Big malt and hop combination, with a sweet caramel-like backing. The alcohol is always in the forefront. One of the better beers.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 This pours a deep ruby/brown with a lasting fine-bubbled head. Theres a certain medicinal quality followed by a grapefruit-ish middle, and a piney dryness in the tail. The medicinal part and the prevalent alcohol are unpleasant. The last 2/3 of this beer is exceptional.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2005
I wish Id had an opportunity to try this on draft while I was in CA. Didnt have the pop I expected. Lots of bitterness and flavor hopping. Woody, earthy malt/hop balance is nice. Overall quite satisfying and balanced, but Ive had beers far more arrogant than this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Well, one of my first in the world of high gravity. I loved the ad campagin and upon recent review still think that thats what sells it. Dont get me wrong the malt is huge and very complex, however I cant believe this has been fully attenuated. The hops are aggresive, almost charred earth in their finish and certainly not shy about bitterness. But, it takes no talent to dump too many hops in the kettle. I dont think my mind has been completely made up, maybe I just question my tastings of old. How much can you trust a beer that says your a dumbass pussy if you dont like it?

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
telepork (84) - USA - JUN 23, 2005
The malt is out the wazoo and it is sour as an ale can be. Add in some unfiltered skunk-glad extract and gutter water. It smells of swampy soil and alcohol, but tastes horrid. Ill never drink this stuff again. Strong ales are usually just more cereal and stronger, but this one adds a complex assortment of really nasty flavors. Why the hell does anyone like this crap? If you wanna get "krunked," drink two cheaper, more palatible ales or a stout mixer. Avoid this demon pee.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Sampled on tap at RFD Washington. It poured to a huge, thick, creamy beige head atop a mahogany body. EXCELLENT lacing. The aroma is caramelly, doughy, bready, sweet, and alcoholic. The flavor has huge sweet malts. Toffee, floral hops are there but not exceedingly strong. The palate has a slight stickiness to it. Slight bitterness as well. Medium mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2005
Ruby/copper colored pour with a thin layer of creamy off-white head. First whiff makes me think of a nice west-coast IPA with the grapefruit/citrus hop presence. There was also a mild malty sweetness in there. Hops are dominant from the nose all the way through the nice drawn-out finish. Flavor picks up grapefruit, some alcohol, and a little woodiness. Smooth mouthfeel.. just a little oily. Malts certainly have a presence here, but much more in body than flavor. Slight warming effect as it goes down. You probably dont want to be anywhere near this brew if you dont like hops.


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