olsvammel (4686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at SBWF (Wicked Wine). Wow, what an insane beer. As you might expect it’s packed with boozey and alcoholic flavour, but it doesn’t feel as strong as 41%. It doesn’t have the same biting alcoholic feel that a whisky or a vodka have for instance. It also packs allot of flavour, a very fierce bitterness and lots of hops. It felt like chewing a hop cone, like drinking a concentrated super extreme DIPA. Very interesting to try but a normal DIPA is allot better.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Two, 1/15 ounce samples at Chancey Smith’s. Turbid orange with no head. Doesn’t look good at all. Nose is surprisingly appealing, with pine, pineapple, some alcohol, citrus, resiny hops. Taste is very strong. Really like a scotch. Intense alcohol with pine and sweet candy, some butterscotch, pineapple. This really kicks you in the ass. My mouth puckered with each sip. It is also very hot, but at this alcohol percentage, that isn’t surprising. Hot, piney finish. Wow.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Mekong for the St Feuillien/Green Flash Collaboration Tapping on 08/05/2010. Clear golden amber body with a small white head. Sweet caramel and alcohol aroma. Very sweet alcohol flavor with lots of caramel. Medium full body with no carbonation. Way too much booze overall.
hankchinaski (14) - Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The first super high gravity beer I’ve had that actually tasted like beer. Massive hops on the nose, orange, grapefruit and peach come through. You defiantly get the alcohol but it doesn’t overwhelm the overall flavor which has brandy like tones with serious bittering and flavor hops.
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at the Ginger Man, NYC. Pours a cloudy, amber-red with very little head. Strong hop aroma with pine, citrus and alcohol. Flavor has some sweetness like caramel and lots of earthy, fruity, resiny bitterness. The body is thick and full, with slight carbonation and tons of warmth. Finishes hoppy with lingering bitterness and boozy burn. Not too shabby.
dmac (4958) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle shared by jtclockwork at the jimmack Invitational ’10. Holy booze bomb Batman. My rating should stop right there but I will continue. Poured a clear lifeles, headless brown body. Aroma is soooooo boozy that it’s ridiculous. There are some hidden traces of honey, maple syrup and citrus. The body is hotter then any alcohol I have ever tried and the only redeeming quality was that there was a hint of carbonation to signify that this was supposed to be a beer. Amazingly after the gasoline flavor passes you can actually pick up some notes of hops, citrus rind, wood, caramel and toffee. Maybe this is a ber after all, a bad never should be made again beer but a beer none the less.
dbcfd (7) - USA - SEP 14, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Whew, don’t try to drink the whole thing. With all the alcohol, it will drink like brandy or whiskey. That being said, it still has some great IPA flavors, just amplified, overemphasizing some of the piney/hoppy nature. Grab about 10 friends, some shot glasses, and add it to the tasting list.
gunnfryd (13324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Patricks. Dark golden colour with no head. Aroma is alcohol, sirup, hop, pine, citrus. Flavour is alcohol, sirup, hop, pine, citrus. Intense and strong hop drink nearly tto much in my opinion.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, ericandersnavy) Pours a deep amber-ruby body with excellent legs. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, bread, earth, grass, and alcohol. Flavor of pine, alcohol, and resin with dry, extremely bitter finish.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by wavers1 – thanks Baker! Pours clear amber with no head. The nose is hop oils and booze. The taste is oily hops, pepper, spiked grapefruit and booze. Slick mouthfeel. Very unique.