721Lance (60) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
At the draft in oceanside. Perfect American strong ale with tons of hops malts biscuit toffee rich with perfect big peppery hop flavors. Been on of my favorites forever and always so consistent. aAaaaaa++++++
DPBeer (2) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted on draught for the first time at Barley Mow (Bristol) stone Tap Takeover. Fantastic beer - goes straight into my 30 top 10 beers. superb aroma followed by good mouth. Hops are very prominent but good malt also. Great balance with strong biitter taste. Very good finish leaving hops, malt and bitterness on the palate
esox (1164) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Orangey brown beer thin lacy head. Aroma has lots of dried fruits: raisins, pineapple, wine gums and mangoish-floral-orange hops and whiffs of creamy toffy and toasted nuts. Thick malt flavor is not sweet; more like liquid white bread. Heavy, resinous and woody bitterness. Toasted almond and slight sherry notes gathering in the intense aftertaste. Hop flavor never seems to fade. Thick, slightly oily texture, full body. Iíve had bottled version a couple of times before and both are equally impressive.
AgentAle (917) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is honey, roasted malts, caramel, and light tanin bitterness. Taste is sweet malts balanced very well with the hop profile. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
acearl (403) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber, mahogany pour with creamy lasting light tan head, decent lacing, sweet malt, some dried fruit\prune, roasted, some wood, some bitterness at the end as well as some pronounced yeast, more resin than citrus not as overly aggressive as advertised
crazy_cat_lady (182) - - FEB 13, 2015
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at beerbistro. Warm brown with off white head. Lovely lacing on the pint glass. Very upfront bitter flavour that dissipates quickly. Not overly fond the first few sips, but it started to grow on me. Touch of caramel and toffee, but overpowered by the bitterness. Not bad, but not my favourite. Ended up not being able to finish my glass. Way too bitter for my taste.
Davros (2164) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a fading head.
Nose shows sweet rich malt, caramel, piny and resinous hops.
Similar rich, malty and bitter flavours. Comes off a little abrasive, could use a bit more sweet clean malt.
bpreo (1848) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Having enjoyed other American Strong Ales, Barleywines, and Russian Imperial Stouts, this one was not as tough as it wishes it was. It is delicious, however.
mvp (169) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of a grainy aroma. Dark reddish brown hue with a off white head. Strong flavor that isnít over powering.
Abrakarl (372) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Maybe there was something wrong with this one? Had it on tap and it was nowhere near the double bastard I like so much. Weak aroma and decent flavour.