jmm635 (904) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy copper in color with a bubbly white head. Aroma of dank, sticky, resinous hops. Big malty, sweet flavor with a strong dose of bitterness. Really enjoyed this one.
Temptation (248) - - MAR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer, close to a barleywine because its color and its malty, alcohol character. Nevertheless, the balance is sweetier than expected for a great Imperial IPA. Not a bad beer at all, but I expected more.
mysland (45) - GERMANY - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flasche. Kupferfarben, leicht trübe. Kleine weiße Schaumkrone. Duft nach Blut-Orange, Mandarine. Im Antrunk leichte Süße, wieder Orange, toller Malzkörper (Karamell, brotig), aber auch extreme Alkohol-Präsenz und vor allem extreme Bitterkeit im Abgang.
k0mpsa (1490) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at roundhouse taproom, hong kong. Amber color, white head. Aroma is rich sweet malty, fruity, mango. Boom! Hops, fruits, body, sweetness and hint of alcohol.
jfb (4345) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) murky amber-brown colour with a frothy beige head and quite a few floaties. aroma of alcohol, caramel and plums, with a touch of orange peel, some light kiwi and yeast. flavour is mostly treacle and treebark, slightly oxidized and resinous, with a light sweetness, some more orange peel and alcohol. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
Rob_D_UK (1135) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A golden orange colour with a thick foamy off white head. Aroma and taste of syrupy citrus fruit, caramel malt, grass, and hints of pine. Lots of grassy citrus bitterness in the flavour.
RCx240 (103) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy coppery amber, with a foamy off white head. Aroma is floral, resin, caramel, malt, and a touch of alcohol. Taste is earthy, floral, faint citrus notes with a strong malt presence. Finishes slightly astringent, with lingering citrus. Light body, soft carbonation, slightly oily texture. I’m impressed.
Bif (1595) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.pours a cloudy dark amber color with a small head. Aroma of pine and citrus with a bit of fruit. Taste of pine, bit of grapefruit and light fruit. Solid bitterness that lingers and a dry finish. Medium body, crisp with no hint of the 10% ABV.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2671) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from CBB. A great looking vibrant and deep copper pour with a soapy looking head of foam. Fruity sweet aroma mixing hops & sweet malts. I get grapes & honeyed graham biscuits. Very much in that area between Imperial IPA & American Barleywine. Medium bodied with a zesty mouthfeel. The taste is remarkably sweet, fruits, grapes then it gets bitter with grapefruit pith and some pine sap yet it retains a nice amount of residual sweetness while hiding the high ABV barring some warming in your belly. Solid.
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cervmagpt (287) - PORTUGAL - FEB 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 14C). Bottle 35.5 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: predominant malty aroma with some caramelisation. mild hop notes with a citric note. APPERANCE: amber color and slightly hazy. medium ivory head with good retention. TASTE: similar to the aroma with a predominant malty sweet flavour. some faint hop flavour exists in the background with a floral character. high bitterness that lingers well beyond a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium body with médium carbonation. no astringency. OVERALL: an odd imperial IPA, too much balanced towards the malt, and lacking hop presence (aroma and flavour), maybe because it was bottled in 2013.