RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
13 Malts: Specialty 2-Row; Canada Munich; Caramunich 40; Chocolate; Crystal Rye; Dark Crystal; Flaked Spelt; Flaked Oats; Kiln Amber; Pilsner; Rye Ale; Vienna; Wheat

13 Hops, 13 Additions: Ahtanium; Amarillo; Apollo; Cascade; Centennial; Columbus; Crystal; Fuggle; Golding; Palisade; Simcoe; Tettnang; Willamette

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mrhoppy (1196) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
Un-frickin believable!!! This beer is... and the fact that no one has given it a five! The big beers these guys are brewing are fitting like a lock and key with my DNA. So So So So damn good. You absolutely must try this beer. Ernest are you sure?! Try it again. You know the deal. Chocolate, hops, caramel, coffee, dried dark fruits and more hops. Yeah baby! Rich, smooth, heavy hops. Dark fruits, dark fruits, dark fruits, dark fruits : ) You know that feeling when you have drank greatness. This beer is like that. For me. To each his own. American strong ales are rocking my world.

4.7
apazda (13) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
Holy smokes, batman. This beer is absolutely awesome from head to toe. The aroma makes my mouth water, heavy on the malt with some raisin notes. Big, chewy mouth feel that coats your tongue like syrup. Flavor is sticky sweet with all the malt, but the hops come through quite surprisingly. Alcohol warms the belly on a cold February night. More please!

4.6
HighWine (991) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Bottle poured into a beer snifter. Dark mahogany color -- almost black -- with a foamy light brown head. Amazing nose: boozy, citrusy, roasty, sweet, and malty. Very, very tasty. Brown sugar, brandy, resin, Absolutely amazing. Oily palate and flavors of hops, roast, and booze linger long. Really amazing, definitely on my list of Top 5 now.

4.5
jb (3427) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2009
On tap at McGregors Henrietta. One of the best I’ve ever had and highly recommend seeking it out. The style it is lumped into is odd, a bit of a catch-all I guess. Seemed like more of a belgian apt / quad or strong or doppel. Mainly because of the heavy dark fruit presence and esters. The look of this started the fabulous beer out right. Thick head, reddish brown highlights peeking out of the black. The head was gushing over the glass as I struggled not to let the nectar slip away. Thick lacing as well. Lots of dark fruit and brown sugar in the nose. Palate was a bit sweet but very well balanced. Nice use of chocolate malt in the back end. Great stuff.

4.4
Ibrew2or3 (8860) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2009
HOLY SHIT! This is pure yum. It pours deep and dark with garnet edges and adequate dark tan head. The aroma is milk chocolate, caramel, roasty malts, a dash of burnt malts (13 malts, you know some of it is black patent), a touch of biscuit, a modest level of dark fruity esters and a touch of heat. The flavor is ushered in on a creamy and smooth carpet ride. The taste begins with chocolate and roasty malts and then heading toward burnt malts, caramel, dates, prunes and figs. The booze wells up about midway to join in and help move this to the finish. The roasty and burnt malts persist with light amounts of chocolate and caramel heading from the finish and into the after taste with a modest sense of booze. Seems better than 12 when it was fresh. YUM!

4.4
PolakPorter (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2009
I am shocked and appalled at all these low ratings. Anti-semitism perhaps? Whatever the case may be, this is one delicious beer. Yes, it is rather thick. It’s 13% alcohol!! This beer is complex beyond words. The interplay between the predominantly noble hops aggressive assault of grain creates a beer that is unbelievably balanced despite its absolutely insane hop & malt bill. Good job Jews!!! Keep em’ coming!!

4.4
nearbeer (5636) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bomber. Opaque chocolate with a lasting covering of creamy bubbles. Aroma of molasses, oranges, chocolate and wood. Tastes of raisin, orange-vanilla, dates, chocolate, caramel and a big bitterness of peppery oak and citrus zest that more than tames the big malt. Heavy body is not syrupy at all, dangerously drinkable, and well dried long into the bitter aftertaste. Well hidden 13%. Mazel Tov!


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