RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   IBU: 78   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
12th round strong ale is inspired by old-school American brawn. This beer is an exercise in simplicity, resulting in something powerful and complex. Toasty malt throws the first punch, followed by a barrage of Apollo hops, and the 7.6% abv delivers the knockout blow.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Tall boy can served in a Prairie teku A - Pours a clear chestnut brown with a solid off-white head. Average retention and lacing. S - Toasted barley, clean citrus hops, nut bread, caramel, earthy. T - Follows the nose with toasted barley, toffee sweetness surrounded by earthy tannins, peppery hops add firm but rounded bitterness, English yeast profile, nutty and bready, citrusy hops really starts coming off once warmed. Finishes nice and very dry with pecan like bitter tannins. M - Lush body with great carbonation, firm but sloshy. Dry tannin-bitter finish. It’s a hybrid English/American strong ale. Strong toffee/barley flavor, toasted with a rounded earth/tannin character. The citrus hops are semi spicy and paired with the firm lushy body makes for a nice drinking beer. This surprised me. Serving type: can 01-25-2014

WillRunForBeer (2728) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2015
16oz can from trade. Pours medium dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is raisin, molasses, booze. Flavor is burning brown bread, brown sugar, molasses. Some fruity esters too.

Chalumeaux (1649) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Poured from can thanks Willrunforbeer. Pours dark amber with a thin white head. Aromas of malt caramel fruit and bread. Taste is like a light barley wine with sweet malty caramel flavor.

boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 28, 2014
tallboy can into glass shaed with pal at club w, dark pour with off white head,m pungy malts, decent beer overall

alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle; poured an auburn color with a khaki colored head. Aroma of fruit, candy and cleaner. A pretty subdued flavor; like a barley wine light. Some toffe, fruit with some pepper notes. Ok

vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Can. Brown pour with tan head. Malty, dark and sweet tones. Off tones everywhere this is not good.

Caytinator (1005) - Waco, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2014
What is this name a reference to? The ruddy brown clear color laces well with a small head that burns off nicely. Pretty strong aromatic hops in the aroma, some warm malts as well. Seems almost like an arrogant bastard clone, not quite as good though. I like the strong bitter taste and it marries pretty well with the hop selection. Overall a pretty good beer if you’re down with the style.

askewbrew (25) - Edmond, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Served at recommended temperature on can (50F) in a snifter. Pours to a rocky beige head that laces well and lasts when given a little regenerative swirl. Color is a deep cherrywood red. Aroma is malty and slightly spicy, suggesting roasted malts, dark caramel malts and spicy/piney hops and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is much like an English "old ale", roasted, brown, and caramel malts with a balance of earthy hops with a dryish, resinous, boozy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly warming. Overall a very good strong ale that sits in good company with Pyramid Snow Cap and other such complex darkish strong ales.

Espo1 (35) - - MAY 8, 2014
A - chocolate with a light tan head T - nice chocolate notes with dark fruits and hop finish M - creamy with a dry finish O - good beer that fits the style but is aggressive in the malt bill with bitterness and a dry finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

mcberko (18572) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
500mL can, pours a dark mahogany with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out dry dark fruits, toffee, and bread malts. Flavour brings out toasted nuts, toffee, dry bready notes, and dry dark fruits. Dry, slightly tinny, toasty and bready. Drinkable, but nothing special.

jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 27, 2014
Pours clear medium brown with a small tan head with good lacing. Nose is malt forward, a little raisin, charcoal and wood, but no vanilla. Slightly floral but mostly resinous hops nose. Flavor is very sweet, almost cloying but I suspect it is because of the quite high gravity. It ends rather bitter. Heavy mouthfeel. Round but not oily - oatmeal? Lingers. Not bad but a little too sweet.

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