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style
RATINGS: 4153   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (16438) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
Bottled
Red ruby color, small tanned head. Strong flowery hoppy nose. All hops, hops and hops with some sweetness underlying. Not very complex beer - propably heaven to hopheads, not for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 10, 2010
A: Very dark brown with some reddish tints (in the right light), "off-white" foam. S: Not as intense an aroma as you might expect. Some dark fruit, caramel, and hops. T: The first thing you notice is the intense bitterness, which I love. There are some subtler caramel flavor. M: Great mouth feel: good amount of carbonation. The bitterness comes into play here as it lingers. D: A great beer, but I would not call it very "drinkable". Something Id recommend trying, however.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (16090) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2000
UPDATED: APR 30, 2003 The best I've ever had brought some wonderful citrusy, leafy hops overtop of the crystal malt. This trend carried through the earthy body. If it's not so fresh, and doesn't have a fresh, rich hop aroma, it gets dominated by that malt and is not nearly as impressive nor enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16025) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle, 7.2%. Clear dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, little toasted and hops. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, hops, medium sweet, pine and quite bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Draft. Pours brown. Tan head. Nose of toffee, caramel malts and bread. Taste of toffee, brown sugar, caramel and tons of malt. Alcohol is noticeable in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (15407) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2012 22 oz. bottle, pours dark golden amber with a moderate head. Fantastic aroma of maple syrup, caramel malt, brown sugar and bitterness. Flavour follows accordingly. Very nice beer, though a bit unbalanced towards the hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (15378) - Snderborg, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2008 Draught. Sweet hop aroma with some caramellized sugar. Deep chestnut colour. Light brown head, creamy and quite stable. The flavour is quite hoppy, on the brink of snapping the aroma hop flavour. Rather bitter aftertaste. Quite drinkable in spite of its ABV. 7 3 7 3 17

Bottle at GBBF08. Caramelly aroma, slightly rough. Nice clear dark chestnut colour. The flavour is also quite caramelly. Some hoppiness, quite bitter, and slightly rough. 7 3 7 3 19

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2009 Bottle - Thanks to Jan (Lbaren). Copper - white head. High hoppy - violent, resin, grass, straw, grape, grass, dry. Not as focused as I expected. - I had this again a couple time efter... wow what a beer. It dont get more balanced/focused, but just a lot better, still confusing. Bisquit, cookie, roasted, high hoppy, light sweetness... I love it !!!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (14896) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2016
Tap (TCBW2016)
Stinky farty sweet aroma, fairly pungent. Watery palate, but smoothish, for 7% this is actually rather light and drinkable. Some caramelly sweetness. Lots of nuttiness. Resiny hops build up nicely. Has a dry almost peppery bitterness. Shame about what was going on in the aroma, that spoilt it for me. Would happily rerate, I dont think thats what the brewer wanted me to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14656) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2011
Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas during the three day Stone Event, 16-18 september 2011. Clear amber / brown colored beer. Rough, creamy white head. Smell nicely hops, but also something a little weird, dont know what it is. Taste is nicely hoppy again, without any weird side-taste. Nice carbonation, medium to full body.


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