john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg Half Pint at White Horse European Beer Festival 2012, Parsons Green, London in Aug 2012 - Reddish Amber Brown in colour. Aroma and taste are very vinous, winey, grapey. Very Fruity; grapefruit and orange citrus and tropical fruits. Hoppy; piney resinous and slightly peppery hops. Malty; toasty malts, some toffee. Alcohol quite evident; pronounced taste of dry white wine. Bitter-sweet throughout; fruity and dry. Dry bitter hoppy finish. Unusual but good. Nice vinous IIPA!
Oakes (13186) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy brown. Aroma is quite vinous, a bit woody, and has some alcohol as well. Sweet, bit of bubblegum, then chardonnay, then a lot of candy sweetness, cut only by a bit of alcohol. Interesting, but clearly not for everybody.
MrHangover (3068) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber orange beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is very malty, slightly alcoholic and has some fruity notes as well. Big caramel presence, hops have faded. Flavor is rather sweet and malty again with touches of booze. Juicy hoppy influence and well balanced. Alcohol burn is not noticed. Light cloying mouthfeel, bittersweet aftertaste. Decent DIPA, that’s exactly it.
allmyvinyl (5529) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Brewdog Edinburgh. £12! Ouch. Hazy amber put, thick white head. Big floral hop nose, some white wine. Bitter taste, wood notes. Clean finish. Good, but pricey.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Hazy amber/copper with 2 finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Bread, vinous, acetic marzipan (not vinegar but not marzipan in between......weird), certainly smells like wine.
Taste: Medium bitter and sourness with low/medium sweetness.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light/medium texture, average carbonation, lingering vinous, sharp, malty finish.
Comments: Very good and lace.
mike_77 (3730) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper colour. Aroma has floral hops, caramel malts and a bit of bread dough. Explosion of flavour. It’s tart and fruity with some pineapple. The bitterness is moderate and the sweeter elements are balanced well by the tartness.
caesar (5598) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Almost clear golden color, short head. Soft aroma of some grapefruit, bit citrus, bit grassy, some malt. Medium bitter in taste. Quite one-dimensional and a bit boring.
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1018 -March 9, 2014 - My pick for #botw and #beerguychrisgeekbeer for #week10. Clear golden-yellow pour with a bubbly white foam, spotty lacing. Citrusy sweet, mild floral, grassy hops on the nose.. Mouthfeel crisp, mild alcohol warmth, low-medium carbonation. Taste is sweet orangey lemony notes with the spicy tang and huge dry hop bite lingers into the finish. Little chardonnay tang of dryness in the finish there too. Far out. Other adjectives associated with disco. And Such.
dEnk (4162) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ 2nd tuesday tasting. Aroma is sweaty hops, some yeast. Don’t like the aroma. Flavour is way better, big hops, nice balance between malt sweetness and hop bitterness. Fruity notes. Nice.
jmgreenuk (5532) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the March 2014 De Molen monthly tasting. Poured a clear medium to light amber with a bubbly white head and some broken lace. The aroma is strong woody hop resin. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a smooth wood hop light bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. For a 10.5% ABV beer, I couldn;t tell where the alcohol was. It was really super smooth and well balanced. I should buy some of this stuff for my cellar!