lightbias (328) - USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber tipped with a fickle, short-lived, off-white foam. Deep aromas of spruce and pine waft up from the glass. A tasty liquid, sticky and thick, too malty for my taste in a double, but still a solid brew. The finish is a little overbearing because of the tenacity of the sticky brew. A tasty beer, but not an easy drinker.
Psytron (1607) - Turku, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.0 ABV. smell of hops, alcohol, spruce. Dark amber/brown colour, beige head. Aroma of oak, spruce, hops, grass. Sweet and medium bitter. Oily texture. Heavy body. Lively carbon.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass -- Aroma is super malty, looks like a hazy amber color. Taste is a malty bitterness that is quite pleasant. Yeah, this drinks quite well. (bottle says 12%abv)
novemberpapa (1) - FINLAND - SEP 4, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brownish amber color, small but stable frothy cream head. Aroma has caramel, pine, wood and citrus. Flavor has caramel, grapefruit, resin and raisin with a slightly nutty finish. Some alcohol in the flavor, too. Medium sweetness and bitterness in taste. Full creamy body with average carbonation, long bitter finish. Quite nice for a 12 ABV imperial ipa, but the alcohol is a bit too sharp. Might be this bottle wasn’t fresh enough for optimal experience.
rosenbergh (8860) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Thanks Timo A!
Clear amber golden color with a small off-white head.
Dark fruity hops, moderate bitterness and sweet malt in the aroma.
The flavor is sweet malt, sweet hops, alcohol and some herbal notes. Strong.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Kristall-König (2521) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Geruch äußerst angenehm nach Grapefruit, Mango, Malz und leckerem Kuchen. Beginnt süß-ölig. Anschließend Zitruseinschläge, Grapefruit, Malz. Alkoholisch gepfefferter Abgang, gleichwohl fein ölig, süß, Zitrus. Sehr gut; im Abgang dominiert der Alkohol. Dieses Bier hätte Franklin Pierce gemundet.
klm1 (563) - - AUG 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish brown, haze/opaque, with stable creamy white head which stays for a few minutes.
Aroma is gorgeous: basket of tropical/mediterranean fruits (oranges, mango, kiwi, lemon, avocado etc.), without any trace of an alcohol (12% abv.?!).
Flavor: Alcohol is mild noticable. Malt sweetness is high (prevails notes of wheat, bread, with hints of caramel), but is almost perfectly balanced with hop bitterness, which is medium/high (prevails esters of tropical/mediterranean fruits, with some floral and even spicy notes.
body is soft and almost like by barley wine sticky. Carbonation is soft.
Very proper Imperial Ipa.
dlovell2 (1307) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. No date on bottle so I have no idea how old this is. Dark amber color with off white head. Aroma is grain, caramel malt and pine resin. Syrupy mouth feel. Rich caramel malt start with brown sugar. Some fruity flavors in the middle. The finish is pine resin. Some lingering bitterness and booziness.
HoppyScallywag (152) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy malt and caramel aroma. Quite a bit of sediment floating in it after the pour with even more at the bottom of the bottle. Malt flavor is blatantly dominant with a slight caramel left on the palate, followed by a warming alcohol feel. Pretty darn good, but at $7 a bottle I probably wouldn't get it again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rjplumer (718) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bold malt aroma. Rich hazy brown body finger thick fine foamed head. Deep malt taste balanced with bitter bite, so well so it gives it smooth sipping quality. Only by it warming your palate does it give away it’s Imperial strength of 12.0% ABV(as per bottle label).