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RATINGS: 1136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Beast is a seducer - accomodating, complicated, powerful, dark and created to last the ages. Beyond this, it’s futile to attempt to describe Him. He will unveil Himself differently to each of His followers. The mark is in His constitution. Brewed with two-row malted barley, honey malt, and imported Belgian specialty grains (aromatic, pale wheat, roasted wheat, and Special B), hops (Magnum, Galena, Saaz, Hallertau, Tettnang, and Hersbrucker), brewing sugars (raisins, dates, blackstrap molasses, alfalfa honey, turbinado, and dark Belgian candy sugar), water, Belgian yeast and another hellion of a yeast strain.OG: 1.138
Batch 1 (2004): 15.7% ABV
Batch 2 (2004): 18.1% ABV
Batch 3 (2005): 14.9% ABV
Batch 4 (2006): 14.6% ABV
Batch 5 (2007): 16.42% ABV
Batch 6 (2008): 16.31% ABV
Batch 7 (2009): 15.07% ABV
Batch 8 (2010): 16.21% ABV
Batch 9 (2011): 16.83% ABV
Batch 10 (2012): 16.0% ABV
Batch 11 (2013): 18.0% ABV
Batch 12 (2014): 16.1% ABV

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3.7
dfinney23 (3424) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2017
2016 bottling. Fairly low booziness given the ABV. Sweet and sticky in a good way.

4
scarletfire65 (1513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2017
16.8 % ABV. Clear red pour. Bone white head. Aroma of dried fruit, oak, port, butterscotch, strawberries. Huge malt body, it starts out sugary sweet. Lots of warming booze, with anise, cinnamon, vanilla, oak, and a bitter - sweet finish. Really good, but so big it could take a bit more time in the barrel.

3.8
Tide (4497) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2017
Draught at Beer Hall SF. Dark copper color, white head. Bittersweet taste with citrus, malts, toffee, caramel, ripe fruits, a bit of hops, alcohol, earthy notes and nuts. Bittersweet finish with citrus, hops, nuts, toffee, caramel, ripe fruits, dried fruits and earthy notes. Excellent brew, albeit too strong.

3.6
Zymurgeist2 (2385) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. Heavy cloying caramel and very boozy. Black with no head.

4
MetalNHopHead (2223) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 29, 2017
On the opening track for Leviathan’s Scar Sighted, we hear a manic preacher reading from Revelation 14:11. "And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast..." As both Leviathan and Avery prove, it’s good to be corrupt. Something as boozy as The Beast should not be as drinkable as it is. This huge Belgian Ale drinks smooth, though you’d be wise to drink it slowly. Notes of honey, fig, date, prune, plum, toffee, molasses, and spices. I certainly would not consider having this all the time, but it’s one hell of a wintertime beer.

2.9
HuskerTan (2403) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle.

A- Candy malt, dates, raisins, honey, booze, sweet.

A- Mahogany color, clear liquid, beige head.

T- Honey, dates, booze, sweet.

P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, strong finish.

O- Interesting brew. I expected a lot more from it. Even after 8 months of age it was quite boozy and really really sweet. Lots of honey and some dates but not a lot else. A big beer with not a lot of flavor. Just too much.

3.9
nickel (1241) - UKRAINE - JAN 17, 2017
Interesting malty beer with notes of wood and fruits in aroma and taste. Bittersweet aftertaste. Warming.
Regardless high ABV, alcohol is almost absent on the tongue.

2.9
MacBoost (1948) - Victor, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Honestly, this taste like Mexican cock with a side of roasted molé. Thick and sweet with a light welfare note. Dasilky1’s penus had an influence. Cloying. Couldn’t suck this fast enough.

4.3
superspak (6090) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2017
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, 2005 vintage. Pours very hazy very dark reddish brown color with a thin spotty lace cap for a head that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, fig, date, cherry, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, honey, brown bread, molasses, leather, and tobacco; with lighter notes of cinnamon, pepper, licorice, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, fruit/sugars, and fruity/earthy yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge raisin, prune, fig, date, cherry, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, honey, brown bread, molasses, leather, and tobacco; with lighter notes of cinnamon, pepper, licorice, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Minimal herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, honey, brown bread, molasses, leather, tobacco, light licorice/pepper, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruit/sugars, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with a nice malt/spiciness balance, and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, slick, and syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming or boozy alcohol for 14.9%. Overall this is an incredible Belgian strong dark ale. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruit/sugars, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV. Feels more like an old ale or English barleywine at this point, due to the very subdued spicy Belgian yeast character; but this has aged amazingly. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
Headbanger (4023) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2016
12oz bottle 12/6/16 Batch 14 Bottled 7-8-16 (Binny’s Montgomery)-48° in Trappist Glass-Pours amber with a small white head for a covering. Aroma of dried fruit, brown sugar, malt, and figs. Taste of the same with a bit of alcohol and toffee on the back end. this full bodied brew is well balanced and goes down smooth.

R.I.P. Rashaan Salaam


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