Hopmaestro (410) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of caramel, loads of sweet malt and an opressive, heavy hop attack. The taste is like being dragged into a UFC-octagon, whipped with hop vines, drenched with buckets of sweet malt juices while a couple of servants from the maharjas entourage throws mangos, pineapples and lime at you from the sides. As a finale the Maharaja himself enters the ring and serves you a rear naked choke hold and you tap out in the last second. Winner on K.O. - The Maharaja!!
mambossa (50) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from pint to shaker. Gently hazy amber and luscious head with good retention. Resiny, slightly boozy aroma paired with a nice tropical hop. Taste is righteously balanced ripe citrus, pungent sour and earthy hop, sticky caramel malt. Full flavor. Only complaint is the gold-leafed top, ha.
rumproasts (3774) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle 2013. Light amber with one finger head. This has some age to it, so the hops have receded a bit, but Iíd say itís aged well. Medium body, with very little booze for the ABV. Hops are present, but well balanced. Medium bitterness.
rondphoto (2701) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Medium orange amber color, big beige head, waves of lace. Strong aroma of caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt that grows more assertive as it moves through the palate, adding an edgy alcohol burst in a medium finish. A strong brew, no doubt, but not heavy or filling. Highly recommended.
whodeytink (1) - Ellicott City, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hands down THE BEST beer I have ever had of any style. Amazing in every regard. The only downside is that it?s so hard to find on the East Coast. If you come across this one don?t miss the opportunity to try it.
Leafs93 (1840) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden orange with a small off white head. Aroma is citrus, pine and a caramel...that melds together perfectly. Taste is moderate to heavy bitters with a tempering sweetness. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a thicker texture. Very solid with the alcohol exceptionally well hidden.
theothermatt (275) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Great hoppy, bitter nose. Lots of citrus, pine, and grapefruit. Full bodied and bitter, intense hop resin, pine and citrus. Finishes clean and balanced.
LeRoytheAlien (55) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic Rocky Mountain style. Amber color, crushing hop bitterness, huge body that overtakes everything else. I almost want to take one of these and age it to see what happens. Very very good.
madchemist83 (151) - USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grapefruit, pine in the aroma. Copper with white head. Well balanced alcohol and bitterness. 10.2% ? Wow. Very smooth.
TattooJack (248) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a coupla bombers into the pint glass. Suggested by Vicki the beer concierge @ liquorama. Every beer Iíve bought at her suggestion has been top notch and this one is the best yet, 10.4% makes my day.