williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2015 Amber pour, foamy offwhite head. Aroma of Orange, grass and yeast. Flavor is quite sweet, of orange and lychee candy.
tonypreto (130) - Akron, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bomber poured into tulip. Very yeasty and alcohol aroma. Minimal head on it. Tastes very yeasty and heavy alcohol prescence. Good, but wouldn’t do a bomber solo again probably.
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@SBWF2014. Deep golden colour with a mediumsized fluffy/foamy white head. Aroma is yeasty (spicy) with some sweet malts, mild zestiness as well as some slight hints of alcohol. Flavour is quite similar, with a bunch of citrus and some bitterness to it.
Skvader (130) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has marzipan and amaretto notes reminiscent of a British barley wine. sweet flavour with a discrete hop bitterness. Some sherry similarities in flavour. Does not feel like an IPA at all despite the description.
Pyrmir (5611) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at O’Connors. Hazy orange with off white head. Aroma of lemon, alcohol, malt and fruit. Taste is alcoholic, caramel, malt, slight marmalade, apricot and other fruity hops.
patricks110 (2428) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting American take on a Belgian strong ale. Pours a dark burgundy with a light beige head. The nose is lightly toasted, caramel, nuts and mild toffee. A nice spice blend of cloves, coriander and green peppers. The middle has no sweetness, no hops to find and a bit of fruit. The finish has an overbearing Belgian yeast and estery profile with a boozy emphasis and light spiced notes. Very drinkable and palatable. Overall, a good brew.
Mindwarp (167) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very clear dark amber with very little foam. Strong sweet aroma.. Strong spicy taste which showed up once it warmed up a bit. Spice and dark fruit it what I’m getting, unique taste. I keep letting it warm up now I think I’m getting a clove taste in the back ground, no bitterness or sweetness. Overall I like this beer but I don’t think I would like to drink a lot of it.
rumproasts (5054) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. amber orange with small head. i was really excited to try this one, but found it a bit disappointing. boozy. quite a bit of marmalade. definitely a sipper.
commonmac (1061) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Happy Gnome. Bowling pin style glass. Wheelhouse orange color with a slight haze. Lacing is impressive. Aroma has mostly citrus and yeast. Hop comes out to play too. Taste is also citrus at the onset and finish. Almost straddles the line of a double IPA and a Belgian tripel. Alcohol well hidden. Officially, the first muffin top I would welcome in a warm embrace.
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange body with a small white head. Nose is strong yeasty tones, floral citrus hints, resin, hints of syrup and cinnamon. Taste is cinnamon, floral honey tones, grains, hints of syrup, pine and citrus. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Pretty decent, but not fantastic.