TimE (3577) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a supped up version of their IBA and is supposed to be loosely based on Rogue’s Brewer.
Dark brown color, no head. Sweet malty nosewith hints of dark chocolate, toffee and cherries barely make any presence on top of the lucious citrusy, cotton candy hop bomb. Wonderful. Up front bitterness attacks on top of milk chocolate brownies, cherries and toffee. Mouth is sweet, but dripping hops seem to make things balance out. Gangster rap style hardcore bitter finish. No-hop heads need not apply. Somewhere between Rogue Imperial IPA and Theakstons Old Pec. A work of art.