Quack-Duck (8434) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from pivnizub - thanks! Full-bodied, intensively malty with the alcohol discreetly disguised. Lots of aromatic hops that add citrus flavours and some pine.
JorisPPattyn (8397) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light gushing to very good, dense & fine yellow head over hazy ochre-orange beer; shards of lace. Very cakey & fruity hops, caramel, maltsyrup, but also citrus, ureum, passion fruit, melon, overripe banana, etc. Bitter, on a sweeter, cakey or biscuity background. Bitter (hop)oils, resin, pine; vegetable bitterness and fruit as citrus (tangerine, grapefruit) or preserved fruit on syrup. Long-lasting flavours; Very oily-slick, rather well-bodied; bit fiery feel, highly carbonated. Quite a good one.
PawelD (309) - Gdańsk, POLAND - DEC 16, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Butelka. W aromacie żywica, karmel, owoce tropikalne, mango, ananas marakuja. Kolor ciemno złoty klarowny, wysycenie średnie do niskiego. Piana gęsta biała. W smaku słodycz tropikalnych owoców, przede wszystkim marakuja, biszkopt, spora miodowość i żywiczność, z wyczuwalną nutą alkoholu jednak nie jest ona gryząca. Piwo bardzo treściwe i aksamitnie gładkie w odbiorze, poezja.
rondphoto (2787) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber color, solid white head cover, sheets of lace. Nice looking brew. Aroma of malt and hops. Solid malt to begin, but it is countered immediately by just as solid hops. Neither side is willing to relinquish its presence, so both sweep through a carbonated swallow to a balanced, great tasting, long-lasting finish. A big, but not overwhelming, brew, a pleasure to drink.
UXO (776) - CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear medium to deep gold with two fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is pine resin, pithy citrus, caramel malt, tropical fruit. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, strong bitter, some peppery spice. (7/10) Medium to full body, soft carbonation, strong bitter finish. (4/5)
Well, that’s a Heelch of a lotta hops, all right. Not bad at all, if a little malty despite the starts-with-C-hop heavy handedness. Somewhat lacking in subtlety, shall we say? A fairly standard DIPA without a whole lot to distinguish it. Not as good as their Hop Ottin’, but still pretty drinkable. (15/20)
That1Guy (2052) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle pours a nice bright amber with a huge white head and great lacing. That’s about all I have left for compliments. Not sure how old this is. Once I could get past the light-struck skunkiness I get to the wonderful cardboard of oxidation. Skunked cardboard isn’t exactly my style. I’d try it again fresh, but this was borderline drain.
Cenzura (267) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: fruits, sweet malts, caramel, spices, vanilla. Taste: hops and malts in the foreground. Apricot, orange, brown sugar and caramel. Long hoppy aftertaste. Medium head, great lacing and medium carbonation. Price [Warsaw, Poland] 16PLN (bottle)
MacBoost (1489) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle from shelf, date code told me it was 2 months old or so, decided to give it a shot. Pours a light gold, slightly hazed. Aromas of sour metal and some caramel candy. Taste is bitter and sweet. Flavors of rotten dumpster juice with pine sap and crushed tylenol. Sticky and nasty. Like your filthy whore of a mom. This is terrible.
lafon (4) - FRANCE - NOV 24, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good taste. Biterness present. Equilibrated.
A little bit too strong.
Long hop behind taste.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. Hazy amber orange pour with a decent white head. The nose has pretty good tropical fruit and herbal hop notes. There is a bit of malty sweetness to balance out the hops. Overall not bad.