bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a light ruby red when held up to the light. No carbonation. Appearance seems quite oily as it coats the side of the glass. Huge initial aroma of dried apricots. Some honey, resiny hops and alcohol in the back ground but for me it is all about the dried apricots. Taste is initially quite bitter followed by alcohol burn and more hop bitterness. Resiny hops dominate the finish and hang around for a long time. Mouthfeel is quite full and oily. Definately better than expected.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ RB meeting by Joes. A hazy orange colored beer, with no head. The aroma of lot of fresh hops with alcohol and fruits. The taste of bruny alcohol with hops and floral notes. The aftertaste has bitter and it’s burny.
omhper (20332) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2010
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms SoFo, Stockholm. Viscou amber, no head. Huge hoppy aroma with peach and tropical fruits. Very sweet and thick, fiercely alcoholi cand very hoppy. More similar to Hungarian peach brandy than any beer I know of. After the initial aroma it’s all about the alcohol and sweetness. Interesting? Definitely! But not a beer I’m dying to try again.
SaintMatty (5648) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from a bottle (Thanks Tbone) - Amber in colour. Sharp aroma with aniseed, pine and grapefruit. Sharp and hoppy taste with grapefruit detected. Tastes like a spirit with a hoppy beer added. The finish is rather warming.
bierkoning (10742) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ UDRM, Oirschot. Hopflowers and peach in the glorious aroma. Grapefruit. Pineapple, peach, loads and loads of malt, fresh hops. You almost forget the alcohol. Concentrated op hopbitterness, floral and fruity hop flavors, hopoil, tropical fruit. Very intense fluid, but it is impossible to finish the bottle.
sebletitje (7028) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
cheers to askdrtodd for opening this one.
pours deep orange, no head.
Aroma, thank goodness for having some hops in there covering the mess that felt almost as huming boozy fumes. Just that could get you wasted.
Flavors, lots of booze with an acetone/alcohol. Despite the whole boozy moutfeel, the hop profile is decent adding some nice citrus and grapefruit presence. Some caramel malts to be noticed as well. I’d definitely like to try this DIPA with about 30% less abv.
Don’t know what else to say, this race for strongest beer is getting a little ridiculous. I feel if I wanted to try a good whiskey I’d drink that, and this beer does just that, add to the wow factor. The price certainly does not warrant what you are getting.
Marko (4108) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tremendous, enormous thanks to TBone who shared this one with us! Poured a red-gold body. Appley aroma hops in the nose, some sweet maltiness too but mainly alcohol. Aromatic hopiness mixing with saltiness in the taste, definitively quite malty too, maybe some notes of caramel. The alcohol is warming. You can definitely feel that this is huge, maybe not this huge but what can I compare it to? Still, I don’t care much for beers with some kind of alcohol presence, and this one fits the bill unfortunately. Still, huge respect and again huge thanks to Timo!
Theis (13986) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ØLbutikken - thanks Yespr. Clear amber - no head. High hoppy, resin, citrus, grape fruity, caramel, light nutty, light malty sweetness, high alcoholic, acetone, sharpness, chlorid, swømmehal, unbalanced.
tomthompson89 (1922) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
WOW most extreme beer i have ever encountered. Thanx Sammy for bringing this one in. Amberish almost rose color. nose is resinous, alcoholic hops, hops of every variety . Flavor is booozzzyyy, and tons more hops. I thought the Dogfish 120 was crazy this one takes the cake, drinks like a sherry/hoppy scotch
Sammy (9143) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from the brewer, wrapped in a paper bag with a 41%! warning on it, and a bottle stopper should you choose self-control and drink some many hours later. Grapefruit colour with amber highlights, and lacey. The aroma of many hops is a side-show. The taste, and its a sipper and full mouthfeel, is a bitter hops in high alcohol, and a little sherryish. Undertstated carbonation.