chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle- pours a seemingly very carbonated pale copper color with an off-white head. smells hops, pine, some cherries, and a caramel maltiness. also some wood in the background as well. tastes very different than it smells. extremely complex. malty and sweet, syrupy mouth feel. coats the back of the throat with alcohol and warms like cough medecine. now that ive made that connection i cant get the taste of nyquil out of my mouth. The hops seem very subdued in this one maybe it is the barrel aged thing. I think i would enjoy seeing how this one tastes in a year or two.
11thMan (20) - Dennison, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very nice amber color. Has a very nice whitish head. Smells of hops and alcohol fill the nose. Has a very nice woody/hoppy taste with an alcohol warming after taste. A very good IPA!
raphael (1173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweeter than I expected, honey-ishn with some oak flavor, and the edge of the hops. not much head or carbonation. aroma is sweet as well, with a little sour-yeast tang.
BeerBiker (1414) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2007 [Bottle from Beermouth tasted with the hop-bros at Jessí cosy inn.]
A sipper beer, because itís more a barley than an IIPA. But itís OK, donít punish for that. Oaky head and aroma of raisins, brandy and fruits. Flavor is similar, but ending up in some unbalanced final impression of this beer, but that bad is it not!
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oak aged complex flavor is ruined by an annoying cream soda taste and diabetic sweetness. Limited carbonation sticky syrup. Barley wine and IPA are two of my favorite styles but this falls flat in most respects.
glennmastrange (2685) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2008 Bottle. Nice fruity complex aromas. Roasted/nutty and molassesfor the malt, orangey hops, and a bit of soap. Other noticable notes were raisins and dates and the oak itís aged in. Itís got a small fizzy white head which mostly diminishes, but it has excellent lacing on the glass. Color is rust/red. Taste is heavily sweet from start to long finish. Itís got a medium to full body and is syrupy on the palate. Carbonation is soft to flat and has lightly dry and alcoholic finish. Not my favorite Dogfish but still tasty.
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Generally, I liked it very much. Itís very sweet, very carmel. Definitely has some of the 90 minute taste, but much sweeter. Had to sip it due to the sweetness and the ABV (over 10%). I liked this beer and if it were in the $2-$2.50 range, I would buy a six pack. Donít think I can spend $15 for the 4-pack, though.
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2007 Intens clear brownish/orangey color with nice huge head. Intens sweet taste with fruit, hops, malt, caramel and spice.. Nice one..
drpimento (3185) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2007
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
this is SIN! mein gott! gives me shivers, Had this at the Bodega Brew Pub dowtown and it is soooo delish! whoa
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Flying Saucer, Houston with Brett Weir, BillBrasky, and my fiancee. Pours like a top-shelf cognac/whiskey with an intense aroma of white grape, riasin, and peach. A rush of bourbon barrel-raised hops immediately innundates the tongue, only to be quelched by a soft, thick river of sugar candy. Full and thick on the palate. Geez, another fine beer- from Dogfish Head. Can someone please check the temperature in Hell???