DocLock (7745) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A big thanks to JPDIPSO for this. I’ve been seeking out this beer for a long time. It pours orangish/dark straw with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, hops, strong Caribbean fruit, some honey, and alcohol. Tastes very rich, dense, sweet, with some finishing tropical fruit, spirits, sweetness, and slight astringency. This one is huge, but the alcohol is fairly well hidden. I wouldn’t seek this out at the current price, but I respect what they have done here. This beer is very good, and very unique. Surprisingly, I’ve had many hoppier beers but very few with a level of syrupy sweetness as high as this.
heykevin (1274) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Attractive, yet alcoholicly stinging aroma. Full hop aroma, exotic fruits. Touch of solvent. Big rich sweet malt. Huge, but doesn’t come across as very alcoholic at all, very surprising. Sweetness masks the alcohol quite well here. Doesn’t come across as overly hoppy. Dare I call a DFH beer elegant?
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small head, clear orange body. Aroma is mostly sweet and alcoholic with plenty of hops and pepper tones in the background.
Flavor is very sweet fruity and almost vinous at first with a nice balanced dry hoppy flavor hiding behind the sweetness. Very little alcohol present, hides
the alcohol exceptional well. A very different and interesting beer. Thick, smooth and flavorfull, almost like beer concentrate. An outstanding experience!
Bov (9371) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
clear amber-orange colour without foam, strong apricot hoppiness with alcohol notes, very oily, the initial sweetness is followed by an extreme bitterness, the aftertaste is very long and bitter showing more alcohol - very strong, to enjoy slowly and carefully ...
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Too strong for me, way to strong, didn’t enjoy this one bit, only had a few sips. very thick, sweet, did like the hoppy aroma, but this is so not for me.
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man, is this beer strong, I had one of these and felt tipsy, but this is a very great beer, very thick, and lots of hops! Kinda expensive per bottle but worth it!
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2007 bottled from NBD, LES, NYC,-bronze, orange color fomay head.Sweet flavor, Super hoppy aroma,a great mix of etxreme hops ans some sweet malts.Vinny said "mad flava kid" And he likes crap. a whole lot going on here and this 40 proof. crazy
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice IPA aroma. Hops, honey, a touch of bitterness. The flavor was not as much alcohol as I expected, but still overwhelming. Maybe if it had time to age it would improve.
MartinT (7760) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Resinous green hop giants bathing in their Gargantuan honey baths...Heavy bitterness beautifully balanced with the malt cookies...Orange zest and a masterfully hidden alcohol...A very tasty but lazy mammoth...
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber color with hardly any head. Strong malty aroma with not as much hop presence as I would have expected.
Extremely sweet, malty flavor on first sip. Very full bodied with a nice hop kick at the end. Hard to believe that it has
20% alc/vol. Will probably be much better with a year or two of cellaring.