dfearnley (878) - Alberta, - JAN 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
660mL bottle to flute
Aroma of flowers, plums, grapefruit, papaya, faint spruce, and tropical fruits. Appearance is a reddish amber with a decent white head white with minimal lacing. Strong fruity flavour with strong, but not overpowering bitterness throughout. Mouthfeel is full bodied, and oh so oily and silky that it coats the tongue. Best beer I've had in a long time.
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2014 Bomber received in trade. Thank you StefanSD! Pours hazy golden with a rather small frothy offwhite head that leaves lots of sticky lacing and trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet, tiny fruity and tiny herbal with caramel, sweet dark bread, resinous wood, pine needles, moist grass, grapefruit rinds, orange peal and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and herbal with caramel, sweet dark bread, biscuits, resinous wood, pine needles, lemon balm, grapefruit juice, orange peal, moist grass and hints of metal. Mouthfeel is round, tiny sticky sweet, oily bitter, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and herbal with caramel, toffee, grapefruit rinds, pine needles, resinous wood, moist grass, orange peal, lemon zest and alcohol. Less than 3 months old but very sticky. Tasty US style barley wine, only the slight metal notes drags it down.
larsniclas (5528) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles at Alex
Caramel in the aroma and biscuits in the flavour. Slightly metallic.
The flavour is sweet. And alcoholic. Sweet fruits.
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to _angst_. Clear golden beer Caramel aroma, grassy, citrus, bready, biscuits, toffee, herbal, some floral notes. Hoppy biscuit flavor, hay, citrus, some herbal notes. A bit cloying but still a good beer.
arnold931 (400) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from San Diego sis. Pours cloudy orange with nice white head. Nose is pineapple with malt sweetness. Taste is thick with lots of alcohol.
Nocturne (744) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Bottled in April so about as fresh as an import to Europe is going to be. Pours a hazy shade between gold and amber with a lovely white head and lace. Nose is bursting with peach fruitiness and grassy notes. More citra than simcoe perhaps. Opening with some fruity sweetness before bitterness takes hold. Hint of herbalness. Really doesn’t feel like nearly 12%. Solid stuff without being overwhelming.
zimbo (525) - SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Despite assertions that I truly am an old school type of beer drinker I am an absolute high octane Triple IPA whore. And this delivers the goods. Nice big evergreen nose and crystalline orange golden colour. Sort of a muted slow chalky start which leads to a super juicy bitter middle which goes on and on. Good carb and intensity with wicked potency. Love it. There is no better style.
matthewjk (887) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, this thing is pretty over-the-top! Lots of pine and spruce in your face! There may be some turpentine in there too! This is a high-octane hop fest! I like it! Just on the verge of the ABV becoming unmanageable.
italianjohn (2279) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles 3/24/14 Hazy golden orange pour thin creamy soapy white head with light sticky lacing .... Aroma of piney and grapefruity hops with a caramel malt and rindy grapefruit ... Taste is of piney, grapefruity hops and a bit boozy with caramel malts, very bitter and high on the Ibus .... Has a lingering bitter piney bite and rindy bitter goodness .... Solid stuff
Ed5388 (1972) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber shared by Dan P. Pours a clear golden orange color with a small foamy off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, sweet citrus and tropical fruit. Nose is super fruity. Taste mimics the nose. Really citrusy and tropical. Not boozy at all. Really solid!
MrBunn (2438) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. I don’t see any possible way a beer that is 11.3% (as per the bottle) with Simcoe and Citra could be bad. Just thought I should get that out of the way. Pours a light orangish gold with a decent head and aromas of ABV, fruit and resin. The nose was much more available at the onset, but it seems to burn off as this one airs or something. Flavor is boozy and hoppy. Darn nice. Lots of ABV warmth on the back end and a nicely balanced huge beer.