KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle. This brew poured a hazy dark copper like orange topped with an average (1-2 finger) light tan creamy head, which slowly receded and produced some superb sheets of sticky lacing.
As for the aroma it was bold and robust of a sweet light bread malt, floral and resin hops and a chewy doughy yeast, it also possessed notes of caramel, toffee, mango, citrus (orange), a light hint of butter and a strong scent of alcohol (cognac).
The taste was rather intense right off with a sweet maltiness and had a nice buttery caramel presence from the get go, but quickly become very hoppy with a bold resin flavor and a sweet fruity alcohol ending. The aftertaste was with you for a very long time preceding the swallow, with a sweet hoppy alcohol warming left behind for further enjoyment.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and somewhat syrupy in texture with a medium carbonation.
Overall I found this to be an Imperial IPA that was very sweet, in fact it tasted more like a Barleywine than anything else. That being said, it was a fantastic brew with a easy drinkability and a fantastic fruity hoppy taste...
slowrunner77 (2178) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As with batch 4, in no manís land as far as style is concerned. Not resembling any IIPA Iíve ever had, though this may have been out for a while. Kinda fruity sweet hops and malt with an odd combo of fruits (curucao) and toast and caramel. You can tell itís hefty, but no heat. Kind of a weird one, but enjoyed."
Enjoyit (3460) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unclear amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of sweets, honey and malty. A flavor of citrus, spice, yeast and orange.
jsquire (3468) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep amber color out of the bottle with a fluffy off white head. Big sweet nose with lots of dried fruit and a hint of leather. Big bready malt flavors with a rich creamy mouth feel. Flavors of raspberry, bitter orange, vanilla, honey, apricot jelly and alcohol. Some cardboard with an aged patina. Very nice, aged beer.
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber. Small off white head little lacing. Big sweet malty aroma. Slight fruit and raisin. Taste is a big malt with a slight citrus fruitiness. Finishes sweet and a little warm.
Beerdedone (2625) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of orange peel, ripe fruit, citrus, caramel and had some floral notes. Flavor of caramel malts, orange zest, citrus, alcohol, tropical fruit and a touch of toffee. Sticky texture, medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy amber with a dense white head. Nose is toasty, bready, nutty, sticky fruity hops. Flavor is sticky malts, some earthy hops, nutty, bready, and toasty. sweet malt. Pretty solid brew. Like.
hopdog (8940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Poured a hazy golden color / orange color with a white head. Citrus, floral, grassy, some bread, and spicey. Medium alcohol burn in the finish.
merc7186 (2114) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Heavy Booze, Orange Peel
T: Orange Peel, Floral, Biscuits
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
Overall, this bottle was about two months old and was pretty much a total barleywine.
BVery (6298) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Orange pour with a white head. Rich resiny aroma and taste. Some fruit. Super rich. Soooo good!
Crispy34 (385) - Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share... Thanks, Donny! Aroma is sweet like oranges with a dank, hop smell. Appearance is a murky bronze. Taste starts sweet then turns slightly hoppy then finishes sweet. Palate is surprisingly sweet. Overall, a interesting beer. Would try again.
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