overall
92
75
style
RATINGS: 1391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Heres Lookin Atcha!"

Laying there, staring up at the ceiling, head pounding, last night was a dim recollection. How did he get home? Was he alone? Looking to the left and right, the answer was yes, maybe. His head was full of rag water, bitters, and the blue ruin.His teeth felt like hed been chewing aluminum and his breath smelled like a burning tractor tire. There was a wrenching knot somewhere between his liver and East St. Louis and he couldnt be sure whether or not hed wet himself. A yellow sine wave rang in his ears so loud nit made his teeth itch and he was sure that if he touched his skin anywhere it would induce a rhythmic retching jag. Even in the face of all that, he found himself smiling at the realization that today represented the fresh breast of a new year- an undiscovered country- and also there was still one warm, half-full, flat redolent Hairy Eyeball on the nightstand. Yes-there is a God.
2013 vintage - 9.4% abv

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Yuck, thats mostly what I remember. Bought a single 12 oz. of this when I was out in Boulder. Tastes of maple, molasses, hops. But, it seemed a bit off, not very balanced, and too hot for me to enjoy for me. A quite unique beer, but not one I liked.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Poured a dark mahogany with some lighter highlites and an off-white head. Rich aroma of wheat bread, red wine, biscuit dough, a bit of molasses. Taste is strong and sweet with powerful notes of brown sugar, molasses, and maple syrup, slowly giving way to some earthy and grassy hops and a prevailing dryness in the finish. A bit of a metallic flavor clings to the back of the palate. Strong, assertive, somewhat unrefined, perhaps even more so than other of the brewers offerings. Have no idea whats up with the eyeball gimmick.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear garnet color. Head was thick and light tan with good retention and lacing. Rich malty molasses aroma with a hint of soy sauce. Slick, oily mouth feel with a touch of sweetness. Roasty malt flavor up front gave way to brown sugar, resiny hop, and subdued bourbon notes. Finished with ample hop bitterness and a smouldering warmth in the stomach.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerome6957 (17) - New York, New York, USA - APR 23, 2007
Pours a medium ruby, with a small off-white head that mostly disappears. Heavy aroma of prunes and plums, caramel and syrup, with some light pine resin floating in the sweetness. Flavor sweet, dark and fruity, with flavors of chocolate and a muscular bitter kick chasing down a long, chewy finish. Strong alcohol heat makes it a little harsh and astringent at the end.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
doubelknv3 (1088) - Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2007
Sweet, syrup, malty aroma. Brown-amber with a thin head. Licorice, sweet roasted malts, hops, syrup flavour. Fairly harsh bitter that lingers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2007
Very strong alcohol after taste. You can definately tell its 9%. Aroma of hops, molasses, caramel, and a touch of citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4155) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 18, 2007
12 oz bottle; Nose of grain, brown sugar, caramel, and some light piney hops; clear cherry brown with a medium beige head; flavor of hop bitterness, contrasting with medium sweetness,molasses, amd caramel; the bitterness lasting to the finish in the medium body. Very interesting!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrRain (472) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2007
12oz bottle poured in a flute. This beer pours a very nice mahogany color with a very lacy cream-colored head. It smells of molasses and candy. It tastes like bark and has a very strong alcohol finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2007
This beer pours a very dark brown color with a small creamy tan head and nice lacing. The smell is sweet with scents of citrus, pine, carmel and candy dominating. Very strong and lasting taste with an noticable alcohol presence. This is an interesting beer, very complex with sweetness and bitterness fighting for your tastebuds and palate.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2007
A flavorful beer, nice and caramelly. The aroma is not the forefront of this beer, very mild, but the taste is impressive. A nice strong flavor that hits the tastebuds and keeps it there. An enjoyable brew for a cold night, or a warm one for that matter!


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