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Colossus - DuClaw Brewing Company

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86
very good

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 18.64%
Wants: 66
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  21.92% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kegatron on 04-01-2009)
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Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
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maynard713

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-15-2012 23:23:00 | More by maynard713
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

09-23-2012 14:47:21 | More by t0rin0
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Heathbrook

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-26-2012 00:49:51 | More by Heathbrook
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GaryMarkle84

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

08-12-2012 23:23:15 | More by GaryMarkle84
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nrbw23

Ohio

1.33/5  rDev -65.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

A- Pours a odd murky reddish brown color with a very thin head. Pretty much no head just a few bubbles and no lacing.

S- A bit of darker fruits, incredibly sweet smelling and alcohol.

T- BAM! Smashed in the face with sweetness. A totally stupid amount of sweetness. That's all there is to this beer.

M- Medium in body with a syrup like feel to it. Carbonation was pretty low.

O- I'm struggling to drink this glass. Way too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2012 20:52:45 | More by nrbw23
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jclaus01

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

06-19-2012 02:20:09 | More by jclaus01
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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

06-11-2012 18:11:36 | More by bmur112
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

05-31-2012 19:42:02 | More by OriolesFan1008
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gaffm

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-29-2012 23:24:29 | More by gaffm
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zaphodchak

Virginia

4.58/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Gradient of red through amber, no head, no lace, some legs.

Nose is lovely fruit punch-type fruit, not in a bad way.

Beer is dangerously sweet, tropical. Notes of pineapple, apricots. Tastes a bit like a mixed drink, but not too boozy. Kinda like the Samichlaus Helles. Some apple and cinnamon as well,a s promised on the bottle.

Thinnish mouthfeel but it sticks with you, almost syrupy glycerin.

Impressive, and not what I was expecting, but I don't know what I was expecting... Sweet, but not malty. Almost like mead.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 02:12:21 | More by zaphodchak
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Pencible

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured a nearly opaque light mahogany with bit of white head.
S: It smelled like sweet apple and honey and caramel, with some cinnamon wheat bread and alcohol.
T: It tasted like apple cinnamon and sweet honey, with a little caramel and wheat bread and white grapes. The aftertaste was sweet and lasting, with some alcohol warming.
M: It was thick any syrupy with some carbonation. Huge thick body.
D: This was a very nicely brewed beer, given the alcohol level. Scent and taste weren't too over the top. But the body was like sludge and the alcohol was obvious, so it must be sipped. Could probably age forever, but nice now. Bold and complex, and great to contemplate. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 19:48:18 | More by Pencible
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matt062286

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-10-2012 15:17:47 | More by matt062286
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sneth019

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

02-10-2012 01:55:29 | More by sneth019
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +5%

02-06-2012 04:57:25 | More by yourefragile
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

4/5  rDev +5%

01-29-2012 17:03:56 | More by Imstillthegman
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-10-2012 07:45:31 | More by ygtbsm94
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Khazadum

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Really has trouble generating and maintaining a head here. The coloration is deep caramel with apple cider nature. No collar, very very minimal bubble-age.

S- Super sweet, apples, bit of sulfur nature that I welcome, some spicing. Cinnamon for sure. Is that honey remnants I smell? Little bit of funk going on in the back end, like hay and saddlebag.

T- BLAM! Apples, caramel, cranberry, fruits, peaches. Some dark fruits help blend it out. Definitely has a honey sweetness on the finish and finishes out tangentially bitter. Just a few spots here and there. Delightfully placed.

M- Full bodied, bit creamy, definitely got a nice heat to it. Nothing near what a 20+% beer should be though. This is insanely drinkable. Like, holy shit if I'm not careful I'm gonna be on my face drunk. Not as syrupy as a huge stout or barleywine, so the heat doesn't hide as well, but I've had hotter 9-10% beers than this. Flavors are sticky, but not too long lasting. Very well put together, and it doesn't have anything disjointed I can complain about.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 00:15:03 | More by Khazadum
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

12-17-2011 20:48:08 | More by imperialking
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

12-17-2011 18:42:11 | More by Gonzoillini
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

12-05-2011 19:54:46 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Pecafaced

Maryland

5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-27-2011 21:16:08 | More by Pecafaced
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adrian21

Virginia

5/5  rDev +31.2%

11-25-2011 05:12:32 | More by adrian21
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2011 21:25:46 | More by DoctorB2B
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Exiled

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

11-14-2011 23:12:16 | More by Exiled
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clayrock81

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Since I have a sweet tooth I was dying to try this and glad I splurged 30 bones (live a little)...poured a reddish copper with small head that died quick and left tiny lace running down my snifter. A boozy aroma of malts as I pick up hints of roasted but mostly some caramel, syrup/molasses and/or sugary goodness, cinnamom and spicy pepper and a touch of chocolate, and for some reason I'm getting a touch of fruit like cherry (the label says apple but it smells/taste like cherry to me). Taste is more of the same as this is an intense brew yet for all its thick, sticky, syrupy, malty goodness I feel that it is surprisingly smooth and easy to drink. Real sweet as the caramel, cinnamon, touches of chocolate, and cherry-like fruit (although w/ label saying apple one could say this beer resembles a strong apple brandy), but also a dry edge as the spices and cinnnamon come into play. I also get a minor citrusy hop bite on the backend, which gives the slightly boozy and warming finish a little crisp snap. This beer was great to sip on and it took me a long time to sip and I think i had a minor buzz but it was worth the price as the sweetness doesn't get grating and kept going down easy and the warming enhanced the sweetness but the beer doesn't get too boozy.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 11:05:52 | More by clayrock81
Colossus from DuClaw Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.