cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... from my De Molen 09 haul ... deep brown ... thin off white lacing ... light sweet pine hop ... big sweet fruit juicy hop ... light bitter ... quite sweet ... some pine and some lime peel ... bitter from the lime peel
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at the Rake, 14th May 2010, with tdtm82. Murky reddish orange appearance. Nose has maho, port, cherries, oak chips and tons of alcohol. In the mouth it’s sweet and rich like JW Lees Harvest Ale. Many sweet flavours of marshmallow, sherry and icing sugar but the hopping ensures a dry finish. Dangerously drinkable, this is another impressive De Molen beer.
jerohen (2032) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Opaque black, thick brown head. Complex nose, malts, hops, coffee. Malts and some notes of caramel in flavor, quite bitter. Pretty good stuff.
tdtm82 (712) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dissapointing on the appearance. Very good dry hops. Lemony dry aftertaste. A little sour element among the amarrilo hops. Just a solid IPA. Caramel malt and citrus hops. Alcohol not over top but don’t down this baby. Menno, a pleasure! Love this.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Poured a hazy orange/brown with a medium sized, soapy beige head. Nose is caramel, plum or fig and earthy citric hops. Mostly full body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor starts with big caramel malt notes leading into some more bitter notes of pine resin and grassy citrus. Finishes bittersweet.
darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle sent my way by George. What a nifty little extra. Nose is big piney and resiny hops with some modest passionfruit. Big malty backbone with tons of caramel sweetness balanced by big fruit and pine notes with a decently bitter finish. Not my favorite style but this was very very good. One of the best euro DIPA’s I’ve had, if not the best.
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… Murky burnt orange ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Good retention. The bouquet is a bit reserved, but I’m finally able to discover some very pleasant fruit and caramel notes veiled within. Full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. The malts dominate as the flavor releases bittersweet caramel and toffee. Finishes mostly sweet and leaves my tongue numb (Novocain-like). Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
jonas (5849) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBF 2009. Amarillo nose.
Cloudy brown, low head.
Grass pine citrus earth.
Fresh not cloying in hop oils.
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks Timo A! Dark reddish reddish. Very sweet with soapy-lemony hops, toffee, raisins. Thick toffeish flavor with soapy-lemony hops, biscuity and nutty maltiness, dark fruits and firm bitterness. I like the raisiny barley wine character but the hop profile is too soapy.
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml waxed and caged bottle 249/324 Feb09 @Tampa Wkly Gathering @BT Thanks to Ibrew2or3-pours a light tan head ring and cloudy orange/brown color. Aroma is sweet orange/resin, secondary medium malt-caramel. Taste is sweet resin/orange/herbal, secondary medium malt-caramel, some alcohol. Has become BW-ish.