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RATINGS: 3961   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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3.9
bhensonb (15505) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
Aroma of pine backed by malt. Ruby color with a extremely frothy off-white head that laces. Starts with balanced pine hop and malt. Medium mouthfeel. Really pleasant. Light carbonation. The finish is well balanced, but the hop now seems to have gone floral. Good!

3.9
djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2016 Bottle as shown. Pours a dark red color with a small white head. this one had an interesting aroma with strong hops and toasty malts. Laces nicely and the taste was an arora of flavors a very overwhelming taste, like the label says you’re not worthy.

3.8
Scopey (15290) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011
Pint bottle at the Piccadilly. It pours a deep brown/ruby colour with a thick foamy beige head. The nose is caramel, wood, nut, old socks and some menthol notes. The taste is smokey, caramel, charcoal, milk and dark chocolate, tobacco, wood, nut, marshmallow, vanilla and some cherry. The underlying caramel sweetness balances out the rough and ready bitterness. Surprisingly easy to drink and enjoyable.

4.2
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2009 Bottle - Thanks to Jan (ØLbaren). 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 don’t get more balanced/focused, but just a lot better, still confusing. Bisquit, cookie, roasted, high hoppy, light sweetness... I love it !!!

2.8
Ratman197 (15117) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Bomber poured a clear dark copper with a small amber head. Aromas of lime, a bit of carmel, and pine. Palate was medium bodied and resiny. Flavors of citrus, and carmel with a dry, bitter, astringent finish. I hear it gets better with age,I’ll have to stash a bottle away for a couple years and see if it improves.

4
gunnfryd (15103) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle at Patricks Pub Kristiansand. Red golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt,roasted, hop, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malt, roasted, , hop, grapefruit, caramel. Full bodied nice beer.

3.5
DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
(11/3/08) Draught sample at the brewpub in Escondido. Lovely deep red-ruby color. Aroma of hops, some pine, citrus notes and some malt. Balanced flavor with a good amount of sweet caramelly, a bit bready, malt and rather big bitter hoppiness. Medium to full-bodied. Tasty but doesn’t shine.

3
imdownthepub (15030) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2008
Bottled, many thanks Ian for sharing this. Chestnut with dying head. Unbalanced, bitter beer, pushes a dry hard unsophisticated hop to the fore with no refinement. Sharp, almost medicinal with a bite of alcohol and a touch of bath cleaner. Not a pleasant beer to drink or relax with. Poor side of middlling.

3.9
Borup (14982) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2016
Sample at DØE 2016. Unclear brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, dried fruit, alcohol, citrus, grass, hops and biterness.

4
Tmoney99 (14769) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2005
Tap. Amber brown color with medium head. Complex aroma taht last the whole brew. Flavor is excellent with blend of character and good alcohol bite at finish. Drink one or have first.


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