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RATINGS: 813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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The tenacious grip of big, juicy hop aroma and character slides smoothly into rich, dark malts. This heavyweight battle between fresh, Yakima Valley hops and dark, roasted malts is resolved harmoniously as the flavors merge to deliver complex satisfaction with a warming edge. Enjoy the ‘twilight’ for the bright and brassy hops!

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3.9
Chrisxx25 (82) - - MAY 3, 2012
Aroma is citrus hops, raisins and dark malts. Appearance is not at all black but a rich mahogany. Taste is pleasantly hoppy. Citrus hops are abundant and even slightly bitter. Very rich and nutty, with some licorice. Raisins, figs and even some tropical fruit. Something a little weird but pleasant, maybe wood? A smooth peppery finish. This beer is all over the place but comes together awesome. Very smooth, rich balanced and darn tasty. Wish I bought more.

3.9
DonKi11uminati (80) - , Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
The aroma has coffee, nuts, fruit, and pine. The flavor is full and a bit rich, with floral hops and some decent sweetness that is not over powering. I like the coffee notes in this beer that are not overdone like many others. This is a very good brew overall.

3.2
Chronoflash (76) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Slightly clear burnt brick below a sticky cream head. Forward hop aroma of cut lawn and oak over toasty sugariness. A medium weight feel, but big bodied booziness characterize the mouth. Bitterness takes a backseat to hoppy taste (grassy). Nice take on the IPA, more aroma and taste than bite.

3.8
swigswthwolves (74) - Michigan City, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2013
Pours medium translucent brownish amber with thin head. Aroma is caramel and malty with strong hop presence. Taste is opposite for me with an emphasis on hops and a caramel malt background. Excellent balance of hops and malt here. Palate feel is thick and robust making this a fantastic choice for many occasions.

3.9
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Pours a dark brown, two finger creamy head that clings nicely. Not much in the nose. Get the malts, hops but hops seem to lack the citrus. The first sip was quite bitter, but then things balanced out nicely with the malt sweetness, toasted malts coming through. Some grapefruit bitterness on the end. Pretty well balanced, not overly carbonated. A bit of warmth at the end. An enjoyable brew, will have again once in a while.

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brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2010
12 oz. Celebrating number 50 with a brew my dad picked out. Pours a dark mahogany, wonderfully inviting, with a billowing beige head (took me by surprise--pour slowly!). Aroma reminded me of Boy Scout Camp; fresh, clean, forest pine air, some citrus, and earthiness akin to dead leaves. Taste was both bitter hops and sweet malt, balanced such that they were inseparable with each sip, reminded me red wine, making a wonderfully harmonious beer. Finished sweet and clean, with a barely noticeable hint of alcohol. Went great with pizza.

3.9
NateBarnett (69) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Deep red-brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma is big sweet fruits, caramel and bread. Taste is also bittersweet fruity with hints of wine, some coffee. Good stuff.

3.9
hollybeery (66) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Bottle. Lots of pine resin and floral notes on the nose. Roasty malts and a kinda orange zest flavor. Nice head, but not great lacing. I would definetly have this again, though not in a flight, it makes everything else with it fall flat.

4.2
bilchak (63) - Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Had on tap at Dunedin house of beers. Excellent beer. Highly drinkable for such high a high alcohol content. Not overly hoppy. Reminded me of a great double bock.

4.4
peteysmu (63) - USA - MAR 23, 2011
Very thick, creamy and tasty ale. This has a bitter kick after a drink, definitely one of my favorites


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