deaconmike (458) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Amber orange color with offwhite head. Disapates to a thin cap with some heavy lacing that lasts for a while, but eventually disappears. Heavy citrusy hops in the aroma with a touch of the oak. The taste is hops, hops, hops - more earthy than in the nose - however, this is not a hop-bomb and the 10% abv is well hidden. It goes down smooth with a bit of a slick/oily mouthfeel. Overall, very good beer. Learned recently that this was a blend with 90 minute IPA, which is one of my favorites.
gschrade (1011) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark gold with a white head. Taste citrus, earthy, slightly sweet. I thought this was good. I could drink this again.
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Sdaniel90 (821) - Mexico City, MEXICO - MAY 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 355ml. More or less aged 1 year. Clear orangeish with a creamy tan head. Exquiste roasted and hoppy aromas. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Medium sweet with heavy bitterness. Deep aged and roasted character into a complex malty and bitter alcohol finish. Stunning beer, has aged brilliantly.
Percy0103 (543) - MEXICO - MAY 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 355ml. A dark amber beer with a medium size white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of alcohol, bourbon, wood and spices. Taste is bitter with a strong alcoholic aftertaste. Medium bodied, dry and astrigent. Strong aftertaste that reminds me of wood and bourbon, with a nice malt character. Maybe not as hoppy as some of the Imperial IPAs I have tried, but definitely very nice.
humlelala (1280) - DENMARK - MAY 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(ancient tasting notes from backlog; 355 ml bottle from Kihoskh; BBD: 03/04/13 13:4) Pours clear amber with ample, tan head. Good retention and beautiful lace. Aroma is malty with resinly, floral notes. Oily texture, full body, soft carbonation and a sweet, warming finish. Flavour is sweet with a little bitterness. Interesting.
OsuStu (197) - - MAY 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2016 Draft. Orange to yellow gradient, milky white head. Aroma is spicy, alcohol, dried fruit, wood and leather. Beer is sticky, medium body. Dried fruit flavors, toffee, little bitterness, warming alcohol.
Ysok02 (791) - MOns, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Une magnifique imperial IPA à la robe ambrée, à la mousse crémeuse, au nez puissant et complexe sur les agrumes et les fruits mûrs et une bouche ample, riche, puissante, longue et raffraîchissante avec une superbe bulle élégante. Un délice.
Dorkenstein (368) - - 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 (1233) - - 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 (458) - 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 (1302) - 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.