DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, - FEB 24, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap and bottle in The Rake. Aroma smashes you with what seems like simcoe to me, very piney, tangerine, bit citrusy hit, underlying toffee malt, but its all about the hops. Taste is similar, but seems to keep it all balanced, its not too sweet or bitter, its just an intence rush of flavour on the tougne which melts together nicely. Good long finish. Extremly easy to drink for the %. Good show!
nickel (571) - - MAY 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Explosive aroma of different hops. Taste of malt, hops, citrus, honey.
Aftertaste is sweet and honey like from the start and really bitter afterwards. I would like it to be "hardcore" - just bitter :)
elpepe (3) - Moralzarzal, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cerveza sublime. De lo mejor en su género. Olores y sabores que no se encuentran fácilmente. Fascina.
henlo (8) - - MAY 22, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer, strong nose, full hops flavor without the extreme over the top bitterness. Blends well with the sweetness
overtheline (38) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, pours a magnificent copper with small white cap. Aroma is all passion fruit and sweet pineapple juice with a trace of herbal pine. Rich creamy mouth feel with a lot more malt on the taste, fruits ripen on the taste, definite overripe melon in there for me, then things bitter up on the finish and warm up too. Bitterness never gets mental but goes on and on accompanied by a deep, sweet warmth. Not really what I expected. A beer to savour.
SilverfoX (633) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
good grapefruit aroma, dark amber gold colour with a frothy white head, a quick burst of citrus then a big hit of bitter pinecones and a medium dry finish, really rather good with no hint of its strength.
kkarpfen (19) - - MAY 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mi-orge Mi-houblon, Arlon. Pours Clear amber, foamy head with medium retention, nice lacing. Aromas of lemon, hops and bitter orange. Taste is extremely bitter, but nicely balanced by sweetness and fruityness. Tastes of lemon, orange, honey, pine. Perfect carbonation, lingering taste. Would drink again :)
czar (5366) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared by albatross, many thanks for this fresh bottle from scotland, from your piuthar i sould say! pours clear bright golden with a creamy white cap, good retention and nice lacing. lots of melons and mangoes - their tasty juicy meat, sweet pine and spruce gum, doughy honeyed maltiness - gently toasted barley sugars - some sweetness indeed, clean yeast. light carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky; semi-sweet, boozy and spicy-citrusy-piney finish. nice american barleywine-ish offering - glad i had the chance to sample it fresh. good!
CorBon (9) - - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very rich IPA. Strong but not sweet and very drinkable. Nice orange colour and very fruity aroma and taste. There is a touch of overripe fruit that I dislike a bit - still great.
pedrolobodf (12) - BRAZIL - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coloração cobre, aroma frutado, espuma persistente, amargor na medida pra uma double IPA!
klas (345) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Systembolaget (33 SEK). Clear light brown with small white head. Very bitter, floral, grassy, pine and citrus. Powerful. 9.2 ABV. Very good!