Desverger (1103) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BarleyWine, CPH - amber/orange pour with small off white head. Strong fresh hoppy punch to this, citrus and pine needles are prominent, sweet malty, caramel, slight herbal, bitter hoppy finish. Nice!
sic1314 (2403) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured medium amber with a huge, frothy off white head. Aroma of strong, sweet citrus. Medium body, flavour is thickly sweet, almost marmalade.
Bov (8978) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Erzbierschof - light hazy amber-bronze beer with a little foam; hoppy aroma of prune and quince marmalade; full-bodied and quite sticky, assertive, some sweetness below and very bitter; long hoppy fruity finish (more prunes and cherries) - powerful and very drinkable
Howlader (392) - - JAN 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle split with friends at a tasting in June 2013, Washington DC (first beeradvocate tasting)
kingstoni (1269) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine, sugar, yeast and caramel. Very sweet taste with medium bitterness. Sticky and a bit oily feel. Bitter and sweet finish.
Saeglopur (120) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be. Beautiful clear copper body, with a medium, creamy, white head, that leaves some lacing. Great aroma of litchi, grapefruit, citrus, tropical fruits, some sweet malt, some sharpness, some alcohol burn. Wonderful, smooth, hoppy taste, sweet and spicy, with grapefruit, mango and other tropical fruits, candy, slightly alcoholic and with a greatly balanced, biscuit malt backbone. Mouthfeel is medium, slick, slightly creamy and finishes complex, smooth, very fruity, spicy, with a moderate bitterness and a slight dryness. Yummy! Perfectly balanced, complex, very fruity, dangerously quaffable, with the ABV well hidden.
Rob_D_UK (598) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Lovely citrus hop smell. Full bodied taste to match.
jan23778 (49) - SPAIN - JAN 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2014 Lovely light amber colour that you could read a newspaper through, with a crisp white head that lasts for ages. One of the best aromas i have ever experienced, jam packed with tropical fruit, pineapple, mango and lots of citrus. Strong taste with more citrus, pineapples a hint of orange a suggestion of spices with slight malty background and a bitter aftertaste. A tad strong for my taste (as it should be, being an imperial IPA) but an absolutely fantastic beer.
NICKBAINS (10) - Bowness-on-Windermere, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep brown with a large tan head. Sweet and alcohol flavour with nice bitterness and background hop aromas. Wood, alcohol, hops, fruit and spice on finish
oops (138) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour hazy orange. In aroma hops, grape and a litle bit of alcohol. Tastes hoppy with hints of grape. Alcohol does not come out from taste which is good.