pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle: words fail me. I haven’t the ability to describe the ecstatic experience a beer geek’s palate goes through when it meets this glorious elixir. All I come up with is; intense, crazy hopping but balanced with super rich malting, peaches, citrus, malt to the max....like a west coast DIPA liqueur.
For the price, I’d rather buy a bottle of this than malt scotch...this is the most intense IPA you will ever encounter.
Rune (8493) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not exactly pretty to look at with its cloudy, almost muddy, apricot coloured body under film-like layer. Hoppy aroma with a solid punch of alcohol. Taste of orange and apricot with strong but surprisingly well integrated alcohol. Bittersweet fruity ending with alcohol sharpness. Good for late night sipping. (Ølbutikkens smagning at Ørsted Ølbar, 06.11.2010)
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gold/amber pour with white head and lace. Resiny hops and abv and a paint thinner kicker. Harsh like eating orange and lemon zest combined with pga and a chemical flavor and some sweet.
jcwattsrugger (11226) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours no head and orange color. Aroma is initially resin/lemon, 2nd medium malt-caramel. Then iodine/acetone. Taste is biting hops, then turns to grain alcohol, warming/burning all the way down the gullet. Both aroma and taste start impressively, then goes explosively downhill. Initial 9/3/7/4/15=3.8 then 4/3/4/2/10=2.3
rlgk (11489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Stockholm Ber Festival 2010. Golden color, no head. Malty fruity aroma, of course with some alcohol. Malty flavor with hoppy grassy notes. And alcohol...
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2010
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I had this beer at Churchill’s in San Marcos during the New Brew Thursday 1st Anniversary Party. I just didn’t enjoy this beer; it seemed tart, but not in a good way.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a beautiful auburn with some great legs!! aroma was pine, butterscotch, maple, and fusel. flavor was fire!!! Hot!!@##$ pine, and bitter. I really enjoyed this and I think that brewdog is one of the few breweries that can pull off a monstrosity like this.
j12601 (6863) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Joe’s ridiculous going away party tasting courtesy of Ryan. Just what I needed when I was already gone, a 41% bomb! Pours a hazed golden amber with a thin white head. Smells just like what I thought it would, a hop cordial. Spicy hops, big earthy pine, lots of booze. Vanilla, caramel, and loads of citrus. Tough to drink, but certainly interesting.
finol (2257) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours boozey amber. Very intense hop aroma, like a fruity pale ale such as Alpha King.
Taste of licorice, hops, Cointreau and anise.
More beery than expected, like a whiskey where the smokyness have been exchanged with hops!
Some recemblances with Nanny state in extreamity.
hirigalzkar (2358) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I was really surprised with this one! The aroma is great. Intensivly hoppy, sweet and with some nice alcohol in the background. The taste is very hoppy at first, but has also got notes of licorice and aniseed. I prefer this over a lot of liquors available.