jksipa (292) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a hazy orange with small beige head that clings to the glass. Nose is oranges, honey, grass and cognac with a metallic tang to it. Taste is sweet mandarin orange and an alcohol edge with some metallic bitterness in the long finish. Medium creamy body with medium soft carbonation. Quite a lot going on here, but I find the metallic taste a bit distracting.
Erasmus_ro (1289) - Alabama, USA - NOV 7, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 Bottle. Pours a dark orange amber with a decent-sized, off-white head. Aroma hits you right off the pour with a load of caramel. Thereís a whiff of something hoppy, but not much. Taste follows along the lines of caramel, some fermented fruit and a bit of grain. Quite a hit of ethanol, perhaps a bit of sourness. Not much in the way of hops. Disappointing. Stiff and well carbonated.
SrSilligoose (3226) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 Bootled March/2013. offered via glouglouburp courtesy toss, for whatever that is worth. aroma of sticky raisins, melon, caramel syrup. seems more like a barley wine, bub! taste is green raisin sweetness cut by faded spruce/pine hop. raisined dough. touch too syrupy for my liking, but not bad. pleasant booze/resin left on the pallet. okay, but not really my thing.
Reimer96 (1173) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orangish bronze with a small off white foamy head. Aroma of grass, honey, pale malts, resin, orange and other fruity floral esters. Taste is grass, sweet orange, honey, caramel and a nice alcohol warmth throughout. Medium carbonation with a nice smooth bitterness throughout. Nice full body and flavor yet so easy to drink for a 9 percent beer.
daknole (8948) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light orange pour with a white head. Flavor is fruity and malty up front followed by a light hop presence. Belgian style IPA in my opinion. A bit too much malt and the hops arenít fresh tasting.
maneliquor (3011) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A little disappointed with this. Very resinous and sticky with heavy focus on sweet fruits. Quite boozy too. Not what I would have thought it would be. Possibly not fresh at all
tompete (207) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a pale orange with a very thin off white head. Aroma is floral hop and sweet malt with hints of citrus and metal. Flavour is alcohol, more hop, sweet crystal malts. The body is surprisingly barely medium, it makes this very drinkable in that respect. Usually a beer this big will be heavy on the pallet. But the flavour is a real letdown, it seems like there should be a bit more there, just not intense for an imperial. Finish is very balanced to slightly sweet.
ChopperPY (53) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Superbe mariage entre un houblon fort présent et un malté caramel dans une bière orange transparente.
ysolem (35) - - AUG 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Le chaman est en moi ... Une bière au goût délicieux de miel avec un houblon aux saveurs de fleurs
Jur (261) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from LCBO, Toronto.
Pours clear orangey-yellow, off-white head. Fades.
Nose: honey, mild booziness, dried apricot and orange. Taste follows these scents. Very well balanced and pleasant carbonation. Some toffee stickiness and resinous finish. Quite drinkable for its 9% ABV.