e303 (286) - - APR 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to beer tulip. Fresh bottle. Pours a golden orange brown like iced tea. Aromas of burnt sugars, pine, earth, marmalade jam, some citrus. Taste is very sweet at the start and finish with a piney resin middle. The alcohol is well hidden in the taste but I feel it. It's very sticky and big. No grapefruit at all which for me is awesome! Overall a really big, really good beer. At 18% ABV you are certainly getting your money's worth.
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Dal9000 (399) - Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark golden. Immediate aroma of sweet caramel and wood smoke. Initially sweet on the tongue with a butterscotch caramel finish that lingers. A burn of the alcohol evaporates the aroma into your nose. Sweet finish.
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SoberDave (178) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle aged 3 years by redpooba. Awesome caramel aroma with bitter notes and strong alcohol. Pours golden brown. Sweet caramel flavour with grape, plumb, hops and strong alcohol. So smooth.
LetsGoState (742) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance is hazy amber with a medium white head. Aroma is strongly alcohol. Taste is some bitter hops and hints of spice, but also strong on the alcohol. Overall reminds me more of a Belgian.
Taryn (3) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was a pleasant surprise, as the 90 Minute sometimes seems a little heavy for my taste. I loved the balance and mouthfeel of this beer. If only the price wasn’t so high!
ARH (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2015 12oz bottle poured into a sampler. The aroma is a bright, warm orange blossom floral note with just a slight rubbing alcohol hint, and some undertones of clove, as well as late, a warm caramel hint. The beer is a hazy orange, with a fuzzy, even, off-white head that has a decent retention. The taste is a beautifully balanced medium high bitter and sweet - both aspects do a good job of countering and complimenting each other. The beer is slick and smooth, with a creamy and fuzzy carbonation. The full body includes notes of caramel, sweet citrus, and clove honey that finishes with a bourbon-like clove and wood character. The aftertaste is quite clean and crisp with an astringent character and hints of grass, pine, and bourbon caramel.
CObiased (185) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a tulip from 12 oz bottle....a nice hazy, thick golden orange with a minimal head. I smell sweet biscuity malts, fruity hops with notes of orange, peach and citrus rind. First taste is huge...full of big layered hops, balanced malts and a boozy background. Nice bitterness. Candy malts. Gigantic ABV. Over the top.
ludhaber (85) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
March Madness 2015.This "beer" is best described as a fine wine. And among wines I would compare it to a port. Very nice complex flavor. Very smooth buttery flavor. If you can afford it, it’s an awesome enjoyment.
bigben873 (169) - Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating one from my stash; this one has been aging since 2008. One of my favorite beers. Smooth, malty....but this is one where I can only have one, and sharing a bottle with a good friend is actually the best.
Mep3222 (1044) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice citrus hop aroma. Flavor is the same with a ton of malt and noticeable alcohol. A bit sticky palate but not terrible. Fairly sweet finish. A bit over the top, but has a ton of great flavors. Would drink again. Actually more enjoyable than I expected. Would drink again on occasion. Way more malty than hoppy. Expected a super hop bomb, but it is a malt bomb well balanced by citrus hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone