Maris (1085) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 341ml bottle on 20/12/2013. Pours a slightly cloudy very dark golden with a tiny head. Has a quite unusual aroma dominated by an array of fruits, particularly mandarin, tangerine and mango, with some toffee and molasses. Flavour wise, thereís a background of toffee, with some marzipan and lots of sweet fruit (orange, mandarin, peach, mango). The bitterness is firm but modest by DIPA standards. The palate is syrupy and the carbonation modest. Very easy drinking for 9%. The blurb suggests this is an attempt at a US west coast style imperial, but it comes across as something quite singular and unusual, which is a positive. Not what I was expecting but still very nice indeed. Just donít expect a real hop bomb.
rosenbergh (7787) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml bottle. Bottled on 03/13. From saveur-biere.com.
Cloudy golden colour with an average sized foamy off-white head.
Very dark hops, caramel sweetness, berries, bitterness and malt in the aroma. The flavour is really nice. Darkish hops, mild bitterness, mild sweetness and malt. No hop or sweetness overdose. Balanced and enjoyable.
jksipa (455) - 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 (1630) - 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.
SrSilliGose (3280) - 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 (1427) - 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 (10034) - 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 (3372) - 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 (229) - 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 (54) - 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.