Sizzler80 (464) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a frothy white head. Aroma: hops, malt, toffee, alcohol, oak, red grape, pepper. Hops hops hops. Very dry and bitter initially which sweetens a lot. Strong alcohol warmth which packs a punch. This has a massive set of aromas and flavours. Low carbonation. Hops, toffee, mandarin, cognac, pine, banana skin, red grape, pepper spice. Much more of a barleywine in my opinion.
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home.....It pours clear dark amber with a small fluffy off white head.... The aroma is flowers, hoppy, fruits and pine.... The flavor is flowers, sweet caramel, alcohol and dark fruits.... the alcohol is very profound.....
Yorker (1347) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear amber with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is fruity and resinous hops as well as sweet caramel malt. Flavour is fruity and resinous (very hoppy) and some malty sweetness. Pretty bitter finish.
cervewtf (52) - - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
color cobre con espuma blanca poco densa y poco persistente. aroma ligero a malta notas de oliva y alcohol . sabor alcohol de principio a fin con notas dulces y pino. cuerpo alto y escasa carbonatacion
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18/X/2012 - 33cl bottle from Dranken Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a (2012-1145)
Clear dark orange beer, aery yellow head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, peaches, very sweet, honey, hints of bourbon and whisky, spicy, bit peppery, English black liquorice. MF: good carbon, full body, alcohol burn. Taste: sweet sugary start, honey, bitter piny touches, citrus, sugary, bourbon, Mandarin Napoleon (mandarin liquor). Aftertaste: sweet English liquorice, bitter resin, orange peel, some citrus, hoppy, quite sugary, honey. And yes, this is a bit too pricy... (+7 euro)
tfredvik (1203) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I donít know if itís my expectations of a boozy brew that trick me, but to me this clear light copper body sort of looks like a pale cognac. It does have a head, however, a small, frothy, eggnog coloured head that is rather short-lived, but still laces the glass pretty well. The aroma is rather strong, nice, special but actually a bit too much. Itís hoppy alright, but the malty parts are even stronger. Burnt sugar, overripe fruits and alcohol. The taste is so much better! A moderate to heavy sweet taste with a heavy bitter and long-lasting and very warming alcoholic finish. The fruity elements are not at all tropical or citric or the other stuff that I often find in ((I)I)IPAs, this is closer to fermented apples than succulent mango and peach. Also resin, cough syrup, burnt sugar, herbs like anise and faint spices and liquorice. The vinous body is full and has an oily texture and soft carbonation. Calling this stuff very drinkable is a bit far fetched, itís too violently alcoholic and bitter for that, but still a very nice sipper indeed.
[33 cl bottle, batch 185, enjoyed 5 years before BB date (why canít the breweries print the bottling date instead, thatís so much more interesting!), from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]
toffeeslot (118) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Heavy duty IIPA with all the right aromas and tastes. Banana, toffee, caramel, spice and zest all come together to create a powerful beer. Very thick and syrupy mouthfeel. I paired this with a Madras curry!
Ktwse (2234) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber, clear, with a minimal white head. Aroma is rich, with caramel malt, spruce and resin, some citrus and grapefruit. Surprisingly fresh for a triple IPA. Taste is very boozy, with a clear port sweetness up front that slowly turns into a fairly balanced bitterness. As far as extreme IPAs go, I think they strike a nice balance, but of course, at 14% ABV itís way past the sweet spot for ABV versus absolute IPA taste, and itís definitely boozy, alcohol sweet and warming. Body is very rich and creamy, with almost no carbonation. Thereís a nice slight bitterness in the long, boozy finish. I quite enjoyed it.
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reminds me alot of yang from evil twin. Good mix between barleywine and IPA. Small offwhite head, with little to no lacing. Aroma of a barleywine, but the hops comes out when you taste it. Love it, will def buy again.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2012, from Geers Oostakker, complex bitter brew, alcoholic/bitter and slightly sweet/fruity, heavy, yet balanced, clear, nearly no head, good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!