Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a stemmed La Fin Du Monde glass.
The color is a dark amber/maroon with a finger and a half foamy off-white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.
The smell is hoppy with some interesting malt background. There is some interesting fruity aromas that come out in big beers like this. An orange and grapefruit aroma that is sweet and sour at the same time.
The taste is so sweet with a malty flavor I have to stop in my tracks and pry the different flavors apart. There is a grapefruit flavor that is sweet ad sugary and is so sweet it takes on a sugary mass of flavor with some slight orange and other citrus flavors as it makes up the tent-pole of this beer. There is a sugary flavor that is holding in the hoppy bitterness and keeps it from taking over. This beers flavor is turned up to eleven.
The feel of this beer is big, there is a whole lot of beer here and it is nothing to toy with. Some truly great back-end flavors and a nice slap on the back from the ABV is there to say hello. A beer with a smooth feel and a big kick.
Zakoon (181) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours murky dark amber with a one finger off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt, floral, tropical fruits, caramel, bready and perfumelike. Flavour is sweet and medium bitter hops. Medium to full bodied, sirupy texture, average carbonation. Finish is sweet and slightly resinous.
emusche (7) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at local craft brewer. Poured into 10 oz snifter. Dark amber color, nice lazy head with very hoppy aromas. Hints of orange, floral, and some darker fruit (raisin? plum?) along with the faintest scent of alcohol. Taste is big and bitter, but very complex. Very smooth and easy to drink; surprising for a beer at 21% ABV. Not quite good enough to crack the top five, but probably hovering around the top ten.
Panzuriel (1382) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree is a rich red amber clear brew with a firm head of tan bubbles. lively carbonation. Nose is crisp, slightly sweet, strong with floral and evergreen hops. Taste is lightly sweet with a bit of a clover honey taste. body is fluid but lively. a bit of hops on the finish. a very nice beer. not nearly as hoppy as the nose advertises, but that isn’t a bad thing as all.
Serapac (210) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Malts Attacks. Murky orange-amber, small off-white head.aromas marmalade, hops, orange zest in chocolate, plums, honey, even hints of coffee - as if a cross between imperial ipa and imperial stout. Taste goes in the same direction; bitter-sweet, long hoppy finish. Very special, complex beer.
hohops (471) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 12% abv. Appearance is amber, fairly murky, a small white head which quickly disappears. Aroma- pineapple, grapefruit, mango, hints of apple, caramel and toffee sweetness, hop resin. Taste- fruity, orange peel, bitter hops, fairly full in the mouth- bready malt, hint of caramel sweetness, fairly sticky finish, with some alcohol burn. Pretty good.
Petkus331 (329) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of a sweet late harvest reisling with some oregeno-ish hops. Appears hazy orange-gold with white foam and lace. Tastes of bitter grape skin, sweet reisling, an some sappy pine resin on the end. Palate is fizzy and thick. Overall, very reisling, the the alchohol is very hidden, nice!
firstsip (585) - Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Beautiful opaque orange gold. Gorgeous Belgian lace. Mildly sweet nose. Beautiful full body of flowers, honey, just the right bitterness.
bubblehouse (668) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown color with a really delightful aroma. Really bold flavor. Really good.
mrohia (186) - - APR 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Archer's, Dayton, OH, draft. Cooper. Hoppy, bitter, grapefruit. Lacing doesn't stick. Fizzy head.
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conway (1926) - - APR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light brown. Caramel, earth, floral, tropical fruit and toffee. Alcohol is present but well-chosen. Pretty good.