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Tasmanian Devil - Buffalo Bill's Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

47 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Buffalo Bill's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerguy101 on 09-30-2003)
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

2.83/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a ruddy, slightly murky amber with a creamy, clinging whitish head.

S: Not a lot of character on the nose-some relatively faint scents of toffee, heavy cream, brown sugar, and grassy, herbal hops are all I can detect.

T: Notes of caramel, treacle, brown sugar, horehound candy, toffee, heavy cream, honey roasted nuts, grassy hops, and peppery alcohol dominate the mouth. The finish is sticky and sweet with ludicrously pronounced brown sugar and toffee flavors underpinned by grassy, herbal hop and peppery alcohol notes.

M: Somewhat full in body, but still thinner than I normally prefer beers of this style to be. Very sticky in the mouth. Carbonation is inappropriately airy and crisp. Alcohol is punchy and pronounced.

O: Nothing comes together here. This is a beer that seems to be stuck between stations. It is not a DIPA, it is not a barleywine, and it is also not a typical strong ale. I do not really know what to make of this, but at least it is not entirely unpalatable.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 13:14:38 | More by mrfrancis
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Mikeb8

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-03-2014 03:39:20 | More by Mikeb8
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-11-2014 23:14:19 | More by ChipMurray
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-05-2014 22:57:37 | More by AnitaBrewski
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neil2me

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-05-2014 11:28:50 | More by neil2me
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Jordan444

Nevada

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

01-08-2014 06:16:09 | More by Jordan444
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm going to cut this ambitious ale some slack because it had an enjoy by date of 12/24 and today is 12/27 (and I bought it today at Saveon - I am a little disappointed that they sold this to me - just a little).

I opened this baby and poured it, and I couldn't get half in the glass there was so much head. Decent head too - foamy. It it receding slowly, leaving cakes of lace. Best head I've gotten in a while.

It doesn't indicate any style on the bottle, so once I could get in through the foam, I started guessing. It obviously was a huge ale and it seemed pretty reddish and hoppy enough to be an IPA, but the classification as American Strong Ale is pretty accurate. The hops taste and aroma are pretty unified - as it there were just the Tasmanian hops. This allows plenty of malt to come through, nice and darkly too.

It has a deep bitter under the booziness. It lingers nicely. I would like to try this again but a bit fresher - I don't think this style keeps well.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 19:52:20 | More by schoolboy
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-08-2013 03:38:36 | More by buzzy
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%

12-01-2013 00:51:47 | More by mquinn919
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-21-2013 14:21:10 | More by Shawnspl
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

10-06-2013 17:17:36 | More by ROGUE16
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JasonFromLA

California

1.25/5  rDev -62.9%

09-24-2013 02:47:06 | More by JasonFromLA
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D0mDelm0nt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%

09-04-2013 19:27:23 | More by D0mDelm0nt
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-01-2013 19:44:21 | More by ColdWaffles
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barczar

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky copper with a dense cream head than lingers, leaving sheets of lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Caramel, toffee, prunes, raisins, and figs form the initial aroma, along with booze and light phenolic notes.

Flavor lacks far behind the promising aroma. There's a bit of bruised cherry and dates, but it's predominantly dry, with just a touch of tea-like flavor at the dry, bitter finish.

Body is moderate, with moderate to slightly low carbonation and high alcohol warmth.

Great aroma, disappointing flavor.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 03:15:20 | More by barczar
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-10-2013 19:42:54 | More by bacher468
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BoOmerG

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-06-2013 02:09:36 | More by BoOmerG
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Andrew526

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

07-22-2013 16:12:03 | More by Andrew526
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joshwalt

California

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

07-21-2013 03:23:01 | More by joshwalt
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-24-2013 17:20:07 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Nihilistkid

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11%

06-18-2013 06:18:04 | More by Nihilistkid
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-13-2013 01:41:11 | More by chasmandocharles
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really wasn't sure what I was going to get myself into with this one but I still wanted to give it a shot. The beer poured out as a nice looking amber color with a cream colored head on top. The retention was pretty good as well as the lacing on it also. The smell of the beer was really quite nice, not sure how old the bottle was but couldn't have been more than a month. The hop aromas really grabber me and I wanted to say it was just a Hoppy Amber Ale. The taste of the beer also had some nice resin-like hop flavors and pine in there blended with the toasted malts in the background of it all. The mouthfeel was smooth, very drinkable and honestly very refreshing to me. Overall I really enjoyed this beer, I would probably drink it again. I don't agree with the classification of this beer on here but to each their own... this one to me is more of an American Amber Ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 02:12:42 | More by Knapp85
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Hellpop65

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

06-07-2013 01:10:13 | More by Hellpop65
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swaghawk

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-01-2013 23:01:01 | More by swaghawk
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Tasmanian Devil from Buffalo Bill's Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.