pivoveskotsku (201) - SCOTLAND - AUG 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden colour, white head, hoppy and spicy aroma, with some honey sweetness. Taste is sweet, malty, some more spices, apricot and hops. Powerful stuff. Interesting too, but it just isn’t brilliant by any means.
visionthing (2308) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 33cl bottle at Grünerlřkka mat- og mikrobryggfestival. Pours dark golden with a white head. Malty and hoppy aroma with caramel, spices, chocolate and alchohol. Very sweet and malty with a spicy bitterness. Sweet hop liqueur.
Arve_Christian (2675) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle at Grünerløkka mat & mikrobrygg . Golden color, some foam.
Aromas from hops ( medium intense) & honey.
Full body & high complexity. High viscosity.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Brewdog Camden. RATING #5,000!!! (okay, I have over 300 in my backlog, but lets not be picky). Beautiful bright ruby-amber with a smallish diminishing off-white head - looks syrupy. Utterly huge aroma; fruity thick malt, plenty of booze, grain and various bittering elements. Tastes sweet and boozy, apricot, dried herbs, sage, nomnomnom - a real "go for it" american bw. Slick, thick, syrupy, surprisingly well carbonated, a real ear-warmer and even a touch tart. Really loved it, but a pint of this would fuck you up big time. 5000 ratings in just over seven years. Holy shit, do I have ANY liver function left? Whocares. Wheeeee!
espenra (833) - Kurland, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle at Amundsen. Batch 72. Best before 2017-03-15. Orange colour with a small head. Aroma is rich and malty. Massive notes of malts and caramel. Faint hints of hops but it’s almost drowned out. Not a lot of alcohol either. Flavour is also rich. Alcohol is more noticable here. Caramel, malts, bread, toffee and of course alcohol, although the alcohol is very well hidden. Warming.
Cuso (3662) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from brewdog.com. Dark orange color with almost no head. Aroma of mango, peach, grape, grapefruit, orange zest, some spices. Taste, tropical fruits, grapefruit, orange zest, caramel, pines. Strong pine hops bitter finish. Alcohol is well present. Nice, very tasty beer.
kiwianer (3306) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It smells fruity, a bit apple. The taste is sweet, creamy, a bit alcoholic, hoppy-fruity apple, bitter-granatapple, citrus a bit orange-sugary, Very good beer with 14%! 10/12/11/11/-/12
haukur (1185) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
huge piney candy-ish aroma. Orange amber with a firm head. Taste is very sweet with pine and bitter notes. Excellent imperial ipa and surprisingly balanced
daknole (8333) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour. Aroma is sticky sweet with a background of hops. Flavor is sweet, very malty and light on the hops.
OleR (4587) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Utobeer, London. A dense yellow-shaded blond head, upon a clear deep bright orangey-golden body. Sweet and rich malt aroma, cakey with toasted bread and a whiff of honey. Bold resiny and orange zest scented hops to back it up. Full body. Chewy in the mouth. Lots of alcohol- and malt sweetness, almost held in check by a genrous amount of bittering hops. Quite one-dimensional, alcohol-sweetness and oily bitterness is totally dominating. For sure a well crafted DIPA, but drinkability is not the best.