EnnuiDivine (23) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fairly common in liquor stores, this is what American beer should be. Massive hop taste, lingering malts, nice colour. Head retention is substantial for a beer of this strength. It’s a brew that works well either with grilled meats or on its own. Not quite as smooth as its oaked counterpart, nor as godly as the annual Double Bastard, this is still an old standby.
nj_lee (29) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is an epic brew. Outstanding malty bitterness with a superb dominating aroma. A solid head and an excellent mouthfeel. Like almost an IPA with a serious maltiness to it, hmm, maybe more the ale than the IPA, hard to quite work out which dominates. Excellent
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Flanfl (619) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - SEP 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
German version. Deep copper, medium lasting beige head. Aroma if caramel, grapefruits, slightly piney. Flavours of caramel, strong bitter backones that comes right away. Grapefruites, other citrus, piney. Long verry bitter bone dry finish. Quite pungent. I would have like a hoppier nose. It's a 3 month old can always kept in a fridge so the aroma might be weaker. It probably was crazy in 1997, kinda feel outdated.
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Blastomorpha (72) - - SEP 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very inviting with its dark red amber color and the tan creamy head. The aroma is full of sweet malts and dried red berries, not hoppy as expected. Way better and rich in the nose than in mouth though.
Well balanced and drinkable, the bitter is strong but not too aggressive or overpowering.
Baramba (909) - ITALY - SEP 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear amber with tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, bread, heavy hoppy. Sweet caramel flavour, berries, herbal hoppy bitter finish
AnG_BrgNor (505) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has richness of malts, caramel, wood and some fruits. Taste has strong malts,caramel, some roasted and some herbs. A bitter and slight harsh ending. Good,
MikeBeermaster (393) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 23, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Can. German edition] Aroma is dominated by caramel and some roasted malts with earthiness in the background. Reddish amber in the glass with sparkling structure. Tan foam, good lacing. The long bitterness settles on the palate. Dried fruits and coffee cherries at the finish. Really disappointing.
sjorsvdg (425) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dit is een straf bier, maar dat belooft het zelf al op het blik. Aroma: koffie en zuidvruchten. Smaak: hoog bittergehalte en wat rook. Ook een aangename zoete fruitige laag.
Scrumpy369 (468) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at csakajo. Dark reddish amber/mahagony colour with a small white fast disscipating head. Nose is soy saucy, light molasses. Taste is medium bitterness that turns into a high lingering bitterness. Nice hoppy red ale.
marts89 (15) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Heard a lot so had to give it a go and wow, Massive from every angle, Sweetness on the nose, and big rich complex mouth feel with a long bitter finish. Not for a wussie :-)
Michael27 (803) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2016
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aus der Büchse getrunken (gekauft von Stone (Berlin)). Dunkles trübes Kupfer im Glas. Schöner stabiler Schaum. In der Nase noch zurückhaltend. Aber dann.... Hopfenbombe ohnegleichen und anhaltende Restbittre. Ein sehr anspruchsvolles, knackiges IPA.