jsnicholas (110) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (12oz): Very very strong. There is a bitterness, but he alcohol masks it. Has a creaminess to it. Not an everyday beer, but is like no other I have tried.. Bottled 3/17/14, drank 4 months later.
Steverus0 (159) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish gold straw with a lazy head and lacing to match its high ABV, the nose doesn't reveal the boldness of this hop monster to the unsuspecting. That's a big pat on the back to the brewers who tried to instep dice enough malt to make this monster approachable.
Make no mistake that this hophead's delight will ruin your palate with bitterness and a high alcohol burn, but what it delivers, although technically a malted liquor (I think) still comes across as a beer.
Sweet alcohol and malts are a bold balance to strong hop character, although it's hard here to divine the different variety characteristics (e.g. Pine, citrus, floral, etc.). Finish is deceptively smooth with just the burn to let you know this is no session brew.
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Waterboy (5) - Yucaipa, California, USA - JUL 15, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is definitely exotic. Wonderful sweetness but such an intense alcohol bite balanced with a really nice malt. Initial maltiness and sweetness, finished by a light fruitiness. Definitely not something I would drink often but a really good beer to try at least once.
jeffnickclark (1) - - JUL 13, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Well it is a hard beer to get your hands, I finally got my hands on a few for $10 a piece. I have to say it is worth every cent, not only is it one of the best beers ive ever had but it is strong! I like the fact that it ages well. It is much like a cognac or brandy in my opinion with a very sweet flavor and great aftertaste
Christpuncher (1103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Jesus this is a strong and hoppy beer. Extremely hoppy and malty almost now citrus flavor. Bitte finish and smells malt. Alcohol bite at the end. Had at home out of a 12 oz bottle
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Modularman (119) - - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell of caramel and slight pine. Appearance is amber with khaki head. Taste is sweet caramel with slight bitter finish and alcohol warmth.
jayzz (318) - Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a goodbeer and I?m glad I found some to try out. Sure doesnít taste like 18 percent..
Dr_Fellini (388) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy light amber orange color with a thin light tan head. Aroma has a faint citrusy piney hop character, with touches of molasses, caramel malts, and a nice alcohol burn. Flavor is quite potent, with a strong alcohol burn, heavy bitterness, and caramel sweetness. Thick sticky mouthfeel with a lingering astringent character and burn. Very solid beer. More of a strong ale with intense bitterness. Huge ABV!
kkleu357 (269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Havenít really cared for Dogfish Head beer. Still felt the need to try this. Hazy copper color. Very little head. Malty alcohol aroma with a mild hop smell. Tastes pretty good actually. Not really an IPA flavor though. Much more like a barley wine. Lots of alcohol burn. Feels more like drinking liquor than beer. Iím glad I have someone to share with.
chacobella (44) - Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wondering why the abv is not on the bottle?! At beer club we say "thatís a little hot" when we taste the alcohol...great beerskey or whisk-eer