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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Monster of a beer, shrouded in mystery, brewed once a year. This beer is hopped quadruple-strength, and exoticly spiced.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (7035) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Medium brown. A spiced nose. That is also tasted. A wild spice ride in the flavor. Not a favorite but fun to try.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2476) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Date: March 21, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: footbalm Description: Opaque dark brown pour with almost no head. Aroma was chocolate, vanilla, berry, fruit, maple, and spice. Taste was sweet sticky maple start, then sour berry, then dark fruit with some spices and an alcohol finish. Medium bodied, smooth with a hint of carbonation. 2008 bottle, number 8877. Thanks Eric!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2012
bottle thanks to a trade via BA. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was vanilla, earth, spice, fudge, and maple. flavor was spice, fudge, cinnamon, and alcohol. body was medium-heavy with medium carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2012
draft at Bellís Eccentic Cafe Dec. 2010. Slight soy, lots of alcohol, long roasted malts, thin to no head, flavor & aroma of raisin and dried dates.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Travlr (22909) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Draft at the source, listed as 12%. Murky black, scant edge head. Aroma of salty chocolate, squid ink. Taste has licorice, sweet potatos and various tuberous vegetables. Unusual to say the least.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2011
In short: An oxidized, overly sweet and overly spicy burgundy ale. Bad
How: Bottle 12oz, age unknown (1 to 2 years of age probably). Split three-way, thanks to the Trois-RiviŤres lover boys
The look: Dark burgundy-brown body with almost no head
In long: Nose is oxidized (wet cardboard), spicy, minerals, sweetness and overall just plain off. Taste is syrupy, thick caramel, too much spiciness, molasses, oily toffee, cardboard. Very sticky mouthfeel. Was the bottle too old or was it just not my type of beer. I donít know but one thing is certain I didnít like this bottle. Anyway, I think having a tasting in the middle of a the Soirťe Des Brasseurs 2011 party was not such a good idea and the day after I filled for dignity bankruptcy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Rating #100 12oz bottle courtesy of northernbrews. Pours black with ruby highlights in my Samuel Smithís pint glass. half inch thick creamy tan head that leaves thick lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasty coffee with hints of maple syrup. Flavor is much the same, with a full body, and a deceptively smooth finish for 12% abv

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JulienHuxley (5701) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle 2008 vintage. Brown-black pour with brownish head. Aroma is quite oxidized, strong molasses aroma, old hops, slightly fruity. Taste is not as bad, very sweet, spicy, cinnamon, pepper, molasses, caramel. Palate is rich and sticky, carbonation is a bit too low. An unbalanced monster - not all bad, but the fact that it was over-aged did not help at all.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (18740) - KŲln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 2, 2011
Malzig-sŁŖer Geruch, klebrig, karamellig, etwas alkoholisch. Sehr karamelliger und eigener merkwŁrdiger Antrunk, unpassend, melonig-sŁŖ, etwas brennend. Mehrere Aromen funken hier unpassend zueinander gleichzeitig, sehr sŁŖ, zum Ende bodenstšndiger werdend. Mir ZU eigen! Vielen Dank an den Doppelbock! /8//4/8/10/7

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bittermestupid (247) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Brown with a slight head. Smells of funk, raspberry, toffee and a good bit of spice. I taste raisins, brown sugar, and anise. This beer is very interesting and has alot going on with it. Mouthfeel is medium thick and the finish is sweet but yet tart and has a little booziness to it.


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