GRM (2488) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 12 ounces, bottled in 2007, gift from Philippe Boutin, savoured on September 23 2008; eye: peach, lightly hazy, slight effervescence, voluminous white head that falls and becomes a tiny ring; lots of lacing; nose: fresh hops, grapefruit, malt, caramel, slight ash, slight leather; mouth: resinous hops, astringency, grapefruit, caramel malt, citrusy, alcohol warmth, finale in lightly resinous hops with a good presence of caramel malt, mild astringency, lightly sweet, mildly bitter, medium-full body, slightly harsh texture, below-average carbonation; overall: quite likable
Bouteille brune, 12 onces, embouteillé en 2007, cadeau de Philippe Boutin, savourée le 23 septembre 2008; oeil : pêche, légèrement voilée, très légère effervescence, mousse blanche abondante et qui tombe pour devenir un petit anneau, pas mal de dentelle; nez : houblon frais, pamplemousse, malt, caramel, très léger cendré, très léger cuir; bouche : houblon résineux, astringence, pamplemousse, malt caramel, citrique, chaleur d’alcool, finale en houblon légèrement résineux avec une bonne présence de malt caramel, astringence moyenne, légèrement sucrée, moyennement amère, corps moyen-corsé, texture légèrement rugueuse, carbonatation sous la moyenne; en résumé : bien aimé
AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
3.28.2006 bottling date. Clear amber with a frothy off white head, nice lacing. Big malty white bread yeast, oxidized aroma. Medium body. Lots of yeasty white bread in the flavor, along with some heavy pale malts. The alcohol is noticeable but doesn’t get in the way. Pretty good for a two plus year old lager.
Swolf3 (261) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from GMCC2181. Golden color when poured with thick head, Taste is malty with a hop taste afterwards. A good everyday brew.
GMCC2181 (1424) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2008 750ML Bottle from Ibrew2or3. (2006) Orange/yellow in color. Malty aroma. Taste very sweet. Malt backbone mild amount of hops. For a lager it was very easy to drink. Mild amount of carbonation. Overall another solid beer by DFH!
DuffMan (5196) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep orange-golden. Perfumey floral aroma, sweet malt. Very malty foundation, sweet, generously hopped to deliver complex floral aromatics. Finish is long and bitter. Delicious!
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2009 750 ml. bottled on 0306. Syrupy concentrated aroma. Oranged hue, lasting head, good lacing. Probably much more hop presence 2 years ago, more barley wine character with leafy hops providing depth. Thicker and heavier than any pilsner I’ve had. 2007 bottle - clear gold, thick strong white head. Biscuity doughy aroma, lighter stemmy hops on the nose. Floral with rosehips, coats the mouth a bit with some honey. Peppery spice in the finish, cruncy dry hops late in the finish.
StefanSD (1797) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle from Secret Santa (sprinkle). Pours a 18k gold color with a big white head that has good retention. The aroma is moderate in strength with dry biscuit, corn and hops. The flavor was complex with malts, musty fruit, spices and hops. The mouthfeel is full and smooth with lively carbonation. The finish is long with lingering sweet corn. Overall: A very fine beer, but the alcohol makes itself known, this is too strong for me to drink every day.
Avengedpoet (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a beautiful clear yellow. Darker than your average Pilsener and with next to no head. Aroma is super-pungent Noble hops; a very beautiful thing. Very clean tasting. Pretty much exactly what you would expect an imperial pilsener to taste like. There was no surprise on this one, unlike most Dogfish Heads for me the first time. Was somewhat disappointed. On the plus side, great aroma and balance. Just not exciting to me.
msante79 (2124) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours clear yellow gold with fluffy white head. Aroma is hops and citrus and some light fruits. Flavor is hoppy with light malts and some lemon. Alcohol comes thriygh a little at end. Drinkablility is limited by alcohol but would like all of my pilsners to be imperialized for now on.
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. creamy off-white (mostly dissapating) head into clear golden body with decent lacing present. aromas of strong hops (perfumey and citrus) and moderate malts (caramel). flavor is initially light bittersweet and finishes a strong bitter. slight alcohol warming (but hidden well). sticky dry mouthfeel. long long long lasting finish duration. lively carbonation. very powerful but good european strong.