Imperial_Scout (126) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep cloudy amber/light brown with cream head into 12 oz snifter. Sweet/cirtus nose with toffee/creamy malt nose. Bitter on the tongue with sweet/lgith caramel taste. Bit of alchohol burn with a nice malty blend. Defintley a warmer as it goes down. Really great parts but needs a bit more of a blend to turn this good beer into a great one.
djroehler (151) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish brown, small white head. Lemon and orange, vanilla and cinnamon. Medium body and carbonation, smooth mouth feel. Orange and light pine, malt is rich vanilla caramel and cinnamon. the high alcohol isnít noticeable.
maxwelldeux (2217) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a darker brown color with a reddish tinge and a smallish off-white head. Nose is quite hoppy, with some slight floral elements to it. Taste is a bit of bitterness, but is balanced well with some malty sweetness in there. The nose is much better than the taste, in my opinion, but still a solid DIPA.
drsordr (206) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour amber with copper tones. Nose of dank hop and syrupy caramel. Taste of sweet caramel and bitterness, but lacking in aromatic hop and flavoring hop for my preferences.
ryecatcher (349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (2013 edition, 12% ABV) Pours a caramelly cloudy copper color, thick pour minimal head. Nose is malty and tropical fruit (mainly pineapple), some pine pitch. Mouth is full and sticky, malt and resinous hops up front, then some caramel and bitterness, finishes warm but kinda weak for a beer with this much body. Good, but not outstanding.
harrisoni (10909) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from The Bottle Shop, Canterbury. Hazy deep reddish brown with some floaters. very thin head. Strong toffee aroma. Some hop. Itís sweet syrupy and hoppy, alcohol comes through later but not as a warmth. Just not a very subtle double ipa. Too sweet too much toffee. OK hop on finish. Bit boozy. Gets you drunk but not a great beer.
rxeight (427) - Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kind hoppy, but the hops really dont jump out at me the way id expect for something this big. very malty, malt balances out most of the hops, pretty smooth concidering the high abv. Iíll pass on this one going forward.
devman171 (164) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle, thanks Ben! Aroma is malt, resin, and pine hops. Taste is very bitter at first, but dies down just a little. Hopheads rejoice! I need a little more sweetness.
Mittenator (453) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep caramel with a hint of red. Light tan, thin and dense head. Bright floral and resiny aromas. Juicy, carmely flavor with a candy finish. Thick body.
khoffman43 (844) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is really good. Orange, vanilla and malts but super good. Fuck, this is almost 14% abv? I could hammer 5 of these. Super smooth, well-balancedand good.