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RATINGS: 4266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is an aggressive beer. You probably won’t 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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shrubber85 (11385) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2017 Bottle. Apple-cherry malt and hops aroma. Dark amber color with small head. Moderately sweet bready malt flavor initially with hints of orange and coriander with a strong bitter herbal hay finish. A strong hoppy beer.

3.1
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2005
A good dark bitter beer with it’s own signature. Available at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Somerville, MA

3.8
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
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 This pours a deep ruby/brown with a lasting fine-bubbled head. There’s 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
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 24, 2005
I wish I’d had an opportunity to try this on draft while I was in CA. Didn’t have the ’pop’ I expected. Lots of bitterness and flavor hopping. Woody, earthy malt/hop balance is nice. Overall quite satisfying and balanced, but I’ve had beers far more arrogant than this.

3.1
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 that’s what sells it. Don’t get me wrong the malt is huge and very complex, however I can’t 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 don’t 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 don’t like it?

0.8
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. I’ll 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
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
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 don’t want to be anywhere near this brew if you don’t like hops.

3.3
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
Dark reddish copper colour with thick rocky tan head. Sour malt nose with slight alcohol notes. Bitter malt taste with bitter finish and slight warming alcohol notes.


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