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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
If you have never called a lager “ferocious” then you haven’t tried Massacre. We start with an imperial dark lager and age it in heavy-toast Kentucky bourbon barrels until it’s ready to package, at which point we dip each precious bottle in red wax to seal in the deliciousness. Very limited production, sold only in October. Make sure to get yours while it lasts.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftfreak (13) - USA - NOV 20, 2012
This beer turned out great! Don’t let the fact that it’s a Lager deter you. In fact because it is a lager I suggest it! Great flavors you expect from a bourbon porter or old ale but it’s light on the palate light a dark lager. Bourbon is forward and strong but not completely overpowering. I really enjoyed this. Nice work Oliver! And great wax work Rick!


3.8
n1940 (133) - Dunbar, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2017
12 oz bottle. Quiet pour with minimal carbonation and a bourbon, dark fruit, and molasses aroma. The beer has an opaque dark colour with a thin tan head and fair lace. It has a bourbon start with hints of dark fruit expanding into the middle. The finish is long with sweet notes of molasses, only a faint hint of hops, and an extended warm alcohol glow at the end. Lager mouthfeel.

3.6
jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle - pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of bourbon, caramel, meaty chocolate and oak -medium body

3.6
vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2017
Bottle. Dark pour with some light head. Light oak, dark malt aromas. Flavors are dark malt, maybe whiskey, oak tones.

3.8
darb85 (281) - Canton, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Boozy clover nose. Black with whitish tan head. Booze hits,. A bit Sweet with smoked coffee vanilla finish. Very smooth. Weird To think this is a lager. Thin mouth feel but it is a lager. Bit of booze burn on finish

3.6
TheBeerGod (6221) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Bottle courtesy of my friend Lance. Thanks! 2015 Vintage. Black pour with a short tan head. Aroma is malty and boozy with caramel notes. Taste is overly sweet with booze, vanilla, caramel, sweet malt and candy bars. Body is medium with a soft, dense carbonation and big stickiness. Finishes with more sticky candy notes, caramel, vanilla, sweet malt and booze.

3.7
SG111 (1821) - New York, USA - APR 26, 2016
UPDATED: APR 14, 2017 Tap at Clubhouse BFD. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is bourbon, sweet. Dark but not very lager-y. Boozy burn. Just a regular bourbon beer. Not bad, but quite hot.

4.1
markas101 (2451) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Brewpub, Ann Arbor, MI. Jet black, thin head. Massive aroma, inky, prunes, molasses,tobacco. Sweet, more prune and cocoa, with alcohol and deep resin finish. Great.

2.6
drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
11/15/15. Bottle during Ryan’s epic birthday tasting. Thanks, Mike! Fuck these Brewers for the wax. Seriously, if you’re reading this - fuck you. Fuck you to your core, you idiots. Anyway, this bottle says 13%. Booze all over the aroma, from the beer and a little bit of bourbon, otherwise ashy, charred, dark roasted malts, day old weak coffee, and a touch of sourness. Big, boozy flavor, bourbon, charred, ashy fireplace wood, old bad coffee, caramel, cream, lingering acidity. Not good.

3
rdixon77 (2829) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Thanks Danny! This one was just harsh all around. Bottle said 13% and it tasted all of it. Some coffee bitterness, maybe some oak, strong yeast, but mostly burn.

2.8
ebone1988 (1918) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Fought the wax for like 5 minutes so I hope this is worth it. Aroma is barrel, booze, vanilla, caramel malt, toffee. Appearance is dark brown, light khaki head, thin. Taste is booze, caramel malt, nougat, lots of weird bitterness, very woody, not good. Mouthfeel is light, woody, off-putting, wow. Overall, why didn’t I trust my gut? This one could visit the sink.


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