RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Pure Milwaukee Genius Series 1: Made with three styles of fresh American hops and fruity ale yeast that requires greater fermentation, it finishes with a dark amber appearance, spicy hop flavor and bold, malty backbone. The punch this potent brew packs reminds us all that when you want to make a point, youre better off making a statement.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2011
pours ruby brown with a decent sized off white head. dissipates and leaves a nice thin film afterwards. aroma is piney hops. smells sweet. fantastic pine hops come out in the taste as well. sweet malts. goes down extremely smooth. very well balanced beer. highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a deep dark amber color. Aromas of sweet fruit, and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is spicy, hoppy, with a touch of alcohol. Beer finishes dry and sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10464) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Nice malt and spicy hop balance. Sweet n spicy, caramel chocolate rye? Body still lacking for a beer of this style, but pleasant overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2016
650ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Clear mahogany in colour with a thin but lasting beige head, very nice lacing. The aroma is malty, some chocolate, pine and cherries. The flavour is sweet, malty, some bitter chocolate, alcohol and cherries. Warming mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, bitter and warming. A weird Barley Wine type beer. The bitterness becomes too much as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (2315) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Amberish. Nose of malty caramel and some skunk hops. Flavor is sweet is caramel and toasted malt with some pine hops. Some candy and hops on the finish. Syrupy. Barley wine-like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lemke10 (976) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2015
On-tap this pours an amber color with a frothy beige head. The aroma is decently hoppy. The taste is smooth and malty. Good flavor, well made.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5649) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Nose is very sweet and malty with heavy caramel, some oak/bourbon and vanilla character leeching in, although I dont think this is barrel-aged, and maple syrup perhaps? Maybe I just associate strong ales with BA now? Pours a mix of ruby and orange, supports a medium, dense and rocky tan head. Medium body with alcohol showing but not burning, flat in the body as well as flavor departments, caramel and fruit with a little final tongue singe, berry with heavy spice, a little wood, a little spice, earth. Touch sugary but not cloying. Its bright and alive despite the utter dullness of mouthfeel, and there are some interesting treacle and burnt notes in the bg, but not many hops here, at least not anymore. Inching into English barleywine territory, intended or not.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12849) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2015
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel, bread, old books, chocolate, and nuts. Flavor of caramel, toffee, bread, brown sugar, and pine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Bottle. Rich and meaty aroma with a discernible hop presence. Dark red body with a thick, lasting tan head. Effervescent carbonation visible. Moderate to strong hops. A tad on the dry side of balanced. Overall an excellent brew. The best I can recall having from Lakefront.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
islay (2331) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2014
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-20-14. Reddish brown / dark amber. Moderate to large amount of long-lasting, light taupe head. Produces good lacing. Looks good in both liquid and head. Fruity, malty, juicy aroma. Scents of plum, red grape, blueberry muffin, cheap perfume. Strong aroma but not my kind of aroma. Flavor is along the lines of the aroma, but it is drier and deeper. Licorice flavor. Quite malty and fruity with some hops dryness in the finish and aftertaste. Poorly balanced and unsophisticated in taste. Medium body. Smooth in the palate. Mostly forgettable palate effects aside from the smoothness. Unlikable and unenjoyable. Becomes more palatable upon multiple sips, causing me to boost the overall score by a single point.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3649) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Soooooo. I bought a 22 ounce bottle of this at Cost Plus World Market in Natomas. It says it is 8.0%, No date on the bottle, although it has a 25th anniversary bottle cap, and the brewery was founded in 1987, which means this is either a 2012 or 2013 vintage. Regardless, this beer has nothing but cardboardy and sherry oxidation present on the nose without much else. Light toffee and caramel sweetness, perhaps. Somewhat transparent dark amber body with a pretty strong yellowish head present. Starts with a little fruity sweetness, before this becomes sherry like and full of oxidation in the middle. Good amounts of cardboard. Finishes with some candi sugars and some good leather and cigar tobacco notes. A little mint, too. This actually doesnt end up being totally horrible.

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