fidelis83 (2167) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy old gold pour that turns to a nice, peach and bright amber when held to light, with a thin off white head that has great retention and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is full of caramel, burnt sugar and sweet citrus, some tropical and pine, toast and sweet malt, just a hint of toffee. Flavor is caramel, toast, muted biscuit and fruity esters quickly blown out of the water by sweet malt and sweet and bitter citrus, something very much citrus rind-like, probably hops, but I wouldnít be surprised to find grapefruit or orange rind in the recipe, syrupy floral notes and sweet hay. This thing is really just full of sweet and bitter malt, fruit and hop notes fighting it out in a tug of war that has a different winner every second. Palate is medium to heavy body, with a slick and chewy entry, light, blanketing and sharp carbonation and dry, slightly puckering but still somewhat slick and sticky finish. Good stuff, but pretty boozy and a little astringent in the finish, the all over the place, extreme sweet to bitter and back balance grows fatiguing.
Nuffield (3806) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very big beer, without a doubt. Mostly clear appearance with a rich golden color and very thin head hanging on in a tulip glass. Perfume and intensely chemical (in a good way) nose, more floral and pine, but still a hop dimension that far exceeds the usual...deep spruce cleaning solvent. Intense. Doesnít feel like 13% but you canít hide that entirely. Rich palate, syrupy but not offensive. Very nice beer, though so intense.... Bottle.
Kauge (658) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy amber, massive amount of stuff floating. Headís small. Not very impressive on the nose, citrusy, sweet, tropical. Tastes really bitter, coated in thick sweetness. Carbonation average, body medium plus. Faint alcohol later on, but overall rather nicely hidden. Hard to make something more noteworthy of my notes - seems I was enjoying it!
Iznogud (1461) - CROATIA - JUN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Hoppy sweetish fruity aroma. Heavy sweet fruity flavor, malty backbone with medium to heavy bitterness. Warming alcohol.
RhetoricalAns (551) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Slightly hazed copper amber pour. Nice tall off-white head, fair bit of sticky lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and pine hopping. Taste is sweet too, but has a nice strong bitter finish. The 13% ABV was completely unnoticed. Body is slightly syrupy.
SudsMcDuff (6764) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, Iíve had the Lite before so .. . Hazy Amber .. Head like a chefs hat .. . Big citrus and resin tones .. Mouth has a bit of heat but nothing to bad .. Nice straight forward double .. . Youíre easy as a Sunday morning? You a hoe
djd07 (5892) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. The aroma is strong pine and citrus. Medium mouth, strong hop bite, hides alcohol well, lingering bitter finish, very good.
mateuszk (540) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. A bit hazy, amber/copper. In aroma - sweet fruits, citrus, caramel. In taste sweet, caramel, fruits, hoppy flavours - all sweet but itís backed by solid bitterness. 13% ABV well hidden. Full bodied, low carbonation. Taste like mix of imperial IPA and barley wine. Malty and full bodied but bitter, hoppy on the other side. Nice one!
beeratarian (160) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy copper to orange. Aroma of garlic and dank hops. Flavor is sweet malted barley, hops, onions, garlic. Very dank and thick. Malt supports the massive hop bitterness. Compare to the devil dancer. Pretty good find at piggly wiggly myrtle beach.
SperkeleForce (758) - FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ bierbier. Pours hazy orange with white lacing head. Intense taste. Very filling taste. Notes of apples, citrus, much hops, butterscotch. Would work good as a dessert.
RexTalionis (2985) - FINLAND - JUN 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Unclear golden, off-white head. Creamy apricots, lots of ripe exotic fruits and sweet notes in aroma. Sweet fruity taste, quite filling for that matter. Ripe apricots and peaches in taste with a sweet afterpunch. I do like the sweetness and ripe fruityness here. Like a liquid very fruity dessert.