phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), - NOV 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark amber pour with a nice but standard off white head. Aroma is some nelson sauvin hops with grape, pine, grapes, pineapple and some caramel notes. The taste is big bodied IIPA malt and caramel, but also lots of nice nelson hops, pineapple, grape, pine and in general very fruity. Really good.
Natai (90) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy gold with a small white head. Well balanced between malts and hops. Smooth flavor, but not as hoppy as you might expect from an imperial IPA.
Abrakarl (317) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This bottle has expired, but a nice beer anyway. Very bitter and not as nice as the 5 am Saint.
JonnyConga (89) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love this beer. Pours hazy orange like any good IPA. Aroma is sweet, malty and hoppy. Taste is sweet malt, then hops and bitterness. It's definitely not anywhere near 150 IBU as advertised. Jackhammer is a lot more bitter. Mmmm. Tasty tasty beer. And strong! Yum.
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djoeye (1528) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small off white head. Deep amber body. Spotty lacings inside mug.
Powerful scents of resin, citric hops, lemon, roasted malts, resin’ish malts.
Tastes resin hops, lemon hops, resin juicy malts, roasted malts, ash - warmth comes to palate, the body is powerful, carbonation soft. Long warm finish with resin, ashy roasted malts, lemon hops oil.
Overall probably what one may expect from an imperial/dbl-IPA.
[33cl brown bottle , 9.2%ab, BB231214]
BlackHaddock (3797) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap half-pint in the Birmingham outlet on 17th Sep 2014.
Poured a hazy dark orange with an off white head that gave some thin lacing. Aroma of a large fruit basket with caramel and honey notes. Taste was very like the nose: grapefruit, oranges and a sweet malty backbone. Bitter finish with a pine hop feel. Hides the alcohol well.
Maarten1993 (315) - - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank 21-9-2014 with Masum. Light brown color with a little foam. Bitter IPA smell. Taste is also extremely bitter. Beer is thick for IPA standards. Cocao hints as well. Okay beer, but still too bitter.
AndyReynolds (891) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The hero of all the Spaks, Superspak says, " 11.2 ounce bottle into tulip, best before 7-26-11. Pours hazy dark red-orange color with a huge 3 finger off white head with fantastic retention that eventually reduces to a thin lacing. Aromas of huge pineapple, mango, orange, and pine; with caramel and a some honey. Very nice an balanced aromas, a bit different than I am used to in a DIPA though. Taste of big grapefruit, orange, pine, and spices on the front; with big caramel sweetness afterward. Nice strong bitterness on the finish that lingers for a while with caramel, citrus and pine flavor. Very well balanced bitterness and sweetness with the sweetness being a bit more prominent. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied. No alcohol noticed on taste or finish. Overall a very good and unique imperial IPA."
mnurda (1133) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled sample from Happy Harrys in Grand Forks. Tasted great considering the expiry date was May of 2013. Strong hoppy Imperial IPA
haymerch13 (1) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid beer. Smell is not too great but taste has a good body to it. I would recommend this, but it’s not the best.
MSBrindbergs (348) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska på Viking Amorella.
Dimmig rödbrun vätska.
Bra beska, men något saknas.
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