Bov (9245) - Bienne, - NOV 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
from Erzbierschof - pours a cloudy dark orange beer under a long lasting white foam; hoppy aroma of cream, marzipan, honey and apricots; full-bodied, sticky palate with some astringency; pretty effervescent and tasty; hugely bitter and pretty dry; long fruity hoppy finish with a never ending bitterness
erickok (3419) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange to amber bodied, cleaner than I expected. Strong sweetness, powerful malt base, caramel, concentrated. Even a small sip will burst into aromatic goodness on your tongue. Sweet, barley wine like, yet enough hops too. Dangerously well hidden alcohol. (33cl bottle shared with Flavia, from Bičre comme ŕ la bičre)
Ericular (560) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy pale gold with thick white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is sweet Walla Walls onions with a little garlic, a little sweet malts, and noticeable booze. To be honest, if a pizza arrived and smelled like this, it would be a good thing. The taste starts out with just more sweet onion, but I think this results as a combination of the huge malt bill required for this insanely high ABV, matched with an attempt to balance with bitter, drying hops. The malts win in the sense that this stays mouth-coating and sticky, and the hops give it their best with a moderate drying bitterness. Strong and boozy overall, and in the end it’s not much more than a liquid onion. Taste on its own is not great, but it’s an interesting venture outside the box.
gnomungus (41) - - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ripe, fruity smell. There’s an intense, resinous body full of light brown sugar that gets walloped, as promised, by a numbing quantity of hops. A bit too much for me.
martjoobolut (565) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33L bottle. Pours amber with off-white head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, tropical fruits, caramel, and strawberries. Taste is sweet, strawberries, pine, caramel, some bitterness and alcohol. Finish is long pine bitter. Overall: great brew.
BrewTom (225) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong & sweet with plenty of hops to balance it off. Caramel, pine & wood flow over the tongue. Despite the intense taste, this beer does not taste like 13%.
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Berard (268) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours murky orange with thin white head that dissipates. Mild carbonation and hop aroma. Much more of a hop forward flavor than the aroma would indicate. Some complexity with cherry pine flavor. A bit boozy. Reminds me of dfh120.
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Christopsy (95) - SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at BrewDog Dundee. Pours copper with a nice creamy white head. Body was thick and full. Smells of fruit and a malty sweetness. Tastes, well amazing. So complex, fruity, sweet, and even citus. I was blown away!
merc7186 (1959) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Big Tropical, Citrus Notes, Onions, Bready Malts
Appearance: Orangish/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Pineapple, Mango, Bready Malts
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Drying
zach8270 (3370) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Copper pour with a thin white head. Big citrus aroma with some very light hops underneath. Big malt bomb flavor with almost no bitterness whatsoever. Lots of citrus.
Bacterial (1398) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice clear amber pour with a white head. Big hops and a big malt character. Reminiscent of a hoppy barley wine, but somehow more drinkable. Alcohol is hardly noticeable. Really nice.