ColovianTrader (461) - - NOV 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loads of caramel throughout, with notes of apples, spiced cider, sweet grains and hints of tropical fruit. Solid citrus hop bitterness. Sweet sugar finish.
BrewMstr (167) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - NOV 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at falling rock denver. Wow, BIG BEER, not for wimps or whiners. Malt base to carry the alcohol and hops, hops, hops otherwise. Amber colored, thick syrup taste.
puboflyons (2783) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the 12 fl. oz bottle dated 07/22/15. Served at about 45 degrees. Handsome looking copper-amber pour with yellow hues around the edges underneath a moderate, long lasting cream colored head. The aroma has an enticing sweet malt character up front and nothing in the way of hops like I expected. Also a nice orange, peach, and mango note. No alcohol to speak of on the nose. Big bold body and smooth. The taste has the same sweet malt and fruity characters but there is an alcohol burn that kicks in and warms my chest as it goes down. Not a lingering bitterness. Extremely well balanced given its high ABV. And this one was a fresh one! They say it ages well. I wonder how it might have been a year from now. Glad I finally got to try it. Worth the hype it gets.
BlackBeerPG (145) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste: giant hoppy bitter alcohol bite, warming barley wine mouth feel.
Copper color with a semi haze. Nose is big and complex of hops. Full body with and average head.
GenDV138 (4555) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 oz bottle pour at ChurchKey shared by solidfunk, thanks Josh! 2012 vintage. Clear amber with off-white head. Aromas of floral, caramel, toffee, booze, oak. Tastes of caramel, floral, oak, booze, light citrus. Medium body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (6479) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kind of messy, but then this is three years aged and without any of the fresh hops a 120 minute ipa should have. Pours amber with OK head. Lots of malt and booze. Bittersweet finish. Bottle pour from 2012 at Churchkey.
Ahuth (134) - - OCT 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Cooper brown. Has a big hops taste. Has a big piney hops. A spicy hops after taste. Has a huge hops taste. Worth the price of the bottle. Have to sip the beer
gregwilsonstl (1702) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoozah this has booze...almost to much. Not too hoppy for an ipa. More hype than anything i notice. Tasted at Elijah Ps Monsters of Beer festival.
TattooJack (401) - Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the single $11- bottle, nice orange with a little collar for about 30 seconds. Smells like concentrated hops and fruit. Taste is Strong! Its like they took 2 IIPA’s and took the water out to make it 12oz. I felt a buzz on the 2nd sip, and was sweating half way thru the glass. Gets easier to drink as the palate adjusts but still a sipper. I know where a 4-pack is hiding, I’ll check back if I buy it. Wow, that’s all I got.
sinfull (1260) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It was surprisingly easy to drink for this ABV. Pleasant aroma of ripe apricots , malt , grapefruit and only hint of alcohol. Sweet , malty taste with moderate bitterness at the end. Warming alcohol in aftertaste. Fortunately, brewers managed to balance sweetness, which is overwhelming in many strong beers.