nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WoW!!! everything about this beer is huge! beautiful pour, very thick and bright orange and amber color. Thin head and soooooo sweet smelling. same with the taste. wow sooooo sweet and the alcohol is well hidden but present in the nose. definately a sipper(i guess thats an under statement!!! ha ha ha!!) Very good. just like a port wine I think. Another well crafted brew from one of the best around.
Pith (122) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aged in bottle for one year. From Port Jeff Beverage, NY. Pours cloudy orange (slightly rusty) Medium carbonation. Minimal off-white head. Aroma- light almost hand-soap light citrus... floral.
Taste- sweet floral star, into gentle beautiful spicy citrus floral soap flavor before malt over turn harsh end.
End- heavy strong spicy caramelish malt taste with finish increasing to almost bitter. The finish is so bitter it almost makes you forget, but the journey to there is delightful and rather enjoyable.
UDBeernut (904) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another one in my small list of backlogs. Pours medium amber with a thin head. Nose has flowers and citrus, malt. Taste has a solid bitter base that is in constant struggle with the full malt body, citrus and pine on the finish.
rumproasts (1193) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Amber with small head. I absolutely love both the 60 and 90 min IPAs, and was hoping for more of the same. Unfortunately, this seems like theyíve taken it too far. Itís very sweet, which Iím sure they needed to do to get the ABV cranked up. Extremely harsh and boozy. Hops are good, but the sweetness and alcohol bite are a major distraction. Definitely more interesting than good.
13skywalker (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at DFH Rehoboth. While definitely more boozy than hoppy, this is still a well balanced beer with a lot of complexity...just donít expect an IPA.
timothykstone (6) - Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2013 does not count
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Trinity Hall - Avoid at all costs. The only redeeming factor about this beer is you can sterilize surgical instruments with it, because it is straight up rubbing alcohol. 18% ....Really!?!
ansalon (248) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a reasonably clear amber. Nose is caramel, figs, dates, wine-soaked raisins. Taste is figs, dates, caramel, burnt sugar, long sweet aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ktwse (772) - SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear orange amber with no head. Aroma of ripe peach, apricot and mango. Taste is alcohol and fruit sweet, very balanced after a year. Body is thick and alcohol creamy. Brilliant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
williamstome (571) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Citrusy hop and alcohol aroma.
Super hoppy sweet intense flavor, and quite alcoholic, but I would be surprised if it wasnít at 18%.
oipivo (243) - Poznan, POLAND - JUN 2, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grand! My rating system is as follows: bad, meh, good, great, grand, OMG!
Elwood (2552) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a deep ruddy amber with a very thin tan head. The nose is a potent mix of boozy caramel, pine, and tropical fruit notes. The flavor definitely starts off sweet but the massive amount of hops eventually reigns supreme with notes of pine, tropical fruit, and candied citrus. Fully bodied to the point of being almost syrupy with a very warming finish. Letís face it, this one is made for balance and it isnít. If you arenít in the market for a bit boozy bomb of a beer, skip this one. But if you like your strong ales on the potent side, this one is worth seeking out. It changes nicely over time as well. Young you get a nice hop blast. As it ages the hops fade giving slightly oxidized notes to a solid barley wine.