bubbleflubber (2131) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber, with the effervescence of orange hues. An eggshell head diminishes from a cap to a thin ring, leaving soapy lace. The nose contains sweet malt, dried fruits and tiny herbal notes, all earthen-oak enhanced. Well-bittered and nicely integrated into the overall flavor palate, the wood shines through lightly toasted malts and sticky pine sap. Some sweet toffee/caramel notes and a minor tart are present, with the Glacier hop predominance finishing off an earthy pull, lightly peppering the back-palate and lingering well. Alcohol warms the mouth after the end of the pull. This is certainly complex enough, with a mouthfeel on the crisper side (carbo levels) of oily, in lieu of a sticky palate. Again, very well integrated, and a definite "fork" on the traditional impy IPA. An interesting rate, and I’m glad I picked up a few so that I will be allowing the other to age to sample at a later date. If the character changes, I will re-rate accordingly. Nice job.
Dorkenstein (315) - - APR 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 1/25/15. Aroma is pine tar, grapefruit, peach, oak and booze. Taste is caramel and peach, grapefruit rind, oak tanin, and pine tar. Warming in the chest with a boozey after taste.
BeerdedDave (1159) - - MAR 31, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hoppy, alcoholic, barleywine-like aroma; amber color; strong (10%), slightly sweet, yet hoppy and bitter with an oaky finish; a very complex beer; a barleywine-like IPA
Bawelt (371) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAR 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pas si complexe et riche que cela mais très bien vieilli et tout de même très bon.
Bouquet très caramel, on jurerait une barley wine.
La bouche est de même très barley wine, on sent une pointe fumée, un peu pomme, et légèrement boisée.
Elle a un cachet noble, le tout est doux et très buvable !
eduardovl (1277) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2016 330ml bottle served in regular glass. Purchased and enjoyed in Hong Kong.
A: Pours a beautiful slightly cloudy amber color forming a medium and very creamy yellow head with medium retention forming some spotty lingering lingering and molasses lacings in the glass.
S: Sweet nose. Strong notes of caramel malts, orange zest, honey, pineapple and grapefruit. Notes of resin and pine. Light boozy end,.
T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel, toffee, crystal malts, honey, grapefruit, orage zest and resin. Quite grassy and Biscuity. Strong bitternes. Good bittersweet balance.
M: Heavy body. Medium carbonation. Persistent toffee and grapefruit combination in the aftertaste.
O: Excellent drinkability. Authentic Dogfish Head quality.
allmyvinyl (8677) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Craigs, dregs run. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of wood, resin, pine. Taste is sweet, oily, boozy finish.
McNeillR (2118) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear caramel golden, soft dusty white head and decent ring with rounded lacing. Nose is spicy, ginger and marmalade with a woody backbone. Initial taste is a rich upfront booziness that clears the decks. Vibrant maltiness and juicy sweetness. Carbonation is still firm and mouthfeel is fairly lean. Finishes a weep of more boozy sweetness and firm woody linger. Good times. And over a year old?
Bottle fae Trembling Madness, Pig Out Tasting.
GlasgowTAD (1162) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange with a large white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, mango. Taste is caramel, pine, medium bitter, some earthiness, peach sweet.
Stuu666 (9240) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear orange, nose is sweet toffee, crystal malt, grapefruit, taste is similar, cheesy, oak.
VastActiv (4978) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Barcade, New York. Originally rated 20160212. Colour is clear copper with slightly creamy small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, some sweetness, some fruits, some dryness, some wood, hops and malts.
sirzekel (36) - Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had several times. Like it more that 90 minute. Nice one to drink real slow. This one has had a lot of thought and effort.
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