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98
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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 540   ABV: 18%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Three vintages to date:


2003 - 100 bottles

2006 - 100 bottles

2009 - 75 bottles

2014 - 110 bottles

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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2010
DLD10. Right place at the right time with this one. Thanks to whomever kindly shared this pour. Clear yellow with a thin head. Aroma of perfume alcohol and sweet sugars. Boozy flavors pale malts and so much alcohol. Too boozy. Ok 7/3/6/3/13

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2010
Bottle graciously shared by Ogglethorp. Seriously. This was one of those beers when I first joined me and the other Bastardos were after but never ending up getting. Years pass, trends change and this little bastard comes along again and finally a bottle pops up to share. Does it live up to all the hype and expectations? Not really, its hot, the flavors are cloying.... nothing really holds it together and its all together too sweet for me. Ive had worse at this ABV, but this really boils down to rarity and hype, not a great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Bottle shared by Ogglethorpe courtesy of thepiest: aroma rich caramel notes, some boozy hints, some fruits, spices. Flavor, toffee, spices and boozy notes, some fruits.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2010
this little guy was made available by jay at dlday 2010. thanks my friend... pours a deep orange caramel brown with no head but very nice boozy legs... golden honey aroma laidened with sweet boozy notes...thick and coating, the flavors lend themselves to sweet honey, lighter caramel and grains. smooth despite the abv level but there is some heat that adds a bit of a spicy burn. appreciate the taste!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2010
#2200!! BCTC 2010, bigthanks to whomever brought all these southamptons. 2009 vintage. INTENSE beer. rich flavors of intense maltiness, booze. very rich flavor, fuller mouthfeel, loads of intense flavor. very boozy & quite impressive

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle massive thanks to Andy.
Bright orange amber with not even a hint of head. Rich and warming, lots of burnt bread and chessey alllllllllcoholllllllllll. Slight cardboard and soy, over ridden completely by amazingly rich malt and fruit. Awesome belly warmth and prickly mouthfeel. Mad, great, awful, brilliaaaaaaaaaant. Come on get me drunk you mad nutter...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (6872) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2010
09 Bottle. Orange pour with a lacing of white bubbles. Sweet caramel, sugar, sherry and dark fruit notes, along with a good amount of alcohol warming, well it is 18 percent.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Big thanks to Diego. Pours a beautiful ruby color. Nose is dark fruits, sweet sugars, cherries, cocoa, rich malts. Flavor is much the same, dark fruit, hints of earth, every once in a while you get hit with some of that 18% ABV, but damn, not often. Masterful beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
j12601 (9689) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 29, 2010
Bottle (number 74 of 75... I still have bottle number 75, muah ha ha) that I took to Dark Lord Day and shared with Kan, Josh, Mike, and a few others. Pours the same sticky clear orange that you can see through the clear bottle, with a medium white head. Sweet caramel, and almost a candy corn note. Almost smoky, very smooth, with some rich slow vanilla notes. Obviously a little warming alcohol on the finish, but still has a lot of finesse for an 18% beer. So incredibly smooth and well balanced that I foresee myself not trading or sharing the other bottle of it I have, and just slowly enjoying it in front of the fireplace all by myself sometime next winter. Note to self, get a fireplace before next winter.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (5241) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
Thanks to maltzilla for sharing this one. Pours clear caramel color with no head. Nose is a ton of caramel with some syrup, dark fruit, and malt. Flavor is similar with a ton of sweet caramel, some dark fruit character, and NOT EVEN A HINT at the 18% ABV this thing packed. Very good Icebock with a great mouthfeel.


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