MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2007 New 12oz bottle. Clear, deep orange with a medium, rocky head. Damn this smells fine; pine, citrus, oak, vanilla and caramel malt. A little yeast too, I think. Sweet taste, medium body. Lively carbonation. Slight alcohol finish.
I sometimes get a little disgusted at Dogfish’s overpriced art-beer; but this time, I think they have something. Very interesting, and pretty good.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 12oz, shared by my roommate, dated 1/8/07. pours amber clear with thin white head. nose has mild floral hops, vanilla and oak. taste is way too sweet and not bitter enough. flavor notes of tons of vanilla, caramel, brown and cane sugar, and fruity hops. alcohol is extremely well hidden. mouthfeel is creamy and carbonation is low. i hope this ages well cuz this sucks fresh.
Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - FEB 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of malts and sugar. Flavor of bitter crisp caramel green apples, very sweet finish. Well balanced hops and malt. I really liked this one a lot. But the 12.99 price tag for a 4 pack is limiting.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-brown body with an off-white head. Lace really clings to glass. Sweet malt nose with a bit of plum. Flavor includes alcohol, sugar plum, molasses and brown sugar. Hops allow for some bitterness – but finish is also quite sweet.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not my cup of tea. Nose is promising, but a touch sweet, making wonder what the flavor is like. WHOA!!! Way to sweet for my liking.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear caramel, off white head. Aroma is apricot and hops. Flavor is sweet apricot, caramel, hops, wheat. This beer is too sweet for me. It’s a bit on the syrupy side.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
poured a thick reddish brown with small off-white head, small bubbles also existed much like that of a champagne….aroma was that of apricot and dark fruit, slightly hoppy…..tasted sweet and hops were subdued, barely any bitterness at all...not bad by any means but i prefer the normal 90min and 120min to this....
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark copper with a medium sized white head. Aroma is mellow hops, not too strong. Flavor is not that hoppy at all. Medium bodied and sweet. Slightly syrupy and malty. Can taste the effects of the oak aging but I can’t say that heightens anything. It’s still a good beer though.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Earthy hops, sweet brown sugar aroma. Dark golden brown in color with a full palate. This flavor is sugary sweet with lotws of brown sugar and not as hoppy as I expected as the sweetness overwhelms the bitter components. Interesting.
LinusStick (3156) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Imperial IPA? That is stretching the definition. The aroma was malt all the way. The taste was sweet. Too too sweet like Dogfish Head tends to do. There are fuity undertones as well as the oak-y presence everyone is so into right now. But guess what? Not much of a hop showing. This is a very complex beer, but calling it an IPA let alone IIPA is pushing it.