fidelis83 (1910) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy copper pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves a little lacing. Aroma of blood orange- like citrus hops, floral, grassy, spicy and light tropical hops, toast, biscuit, light caramel and a little cat box and pine, more noticeable as it warms. Flavor is caramel, white bread crust, sweet fruity notes, the hops roll in with some nice, sweet citrus, resinous hops, light mango/tropical fruit, bitter sweet grass and a light, nutty, almond like note in the fairly bitter, grapefruit finish. Medium body with and amazingly creamy entry, all the way up to the creamy, but slightly dry finish. The dryness lingers and becomes pretty astringent after that. Carbonation is light, to moderate, with a somewhat sharp feel. Very good overall, though the finish is a bit bracingly bitter and a little medicinal after an otherwise fairly sweet IIPA drink.
Beese (1540) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at BrewDog, Shepherd’s Bush on 23 July. Poured a hazy amber, with a thin white head. Aroma of mango, toffee and floral hops. Malty flavours, with some caramel and grapefruit. Finish was bitter resin, tart fruit and dry grain.
monkeychugg55 (838) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very hazy burnt orange with a small, not retentive head. The aroma has citrusy and floral hops, strong caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is pretty much the same but I can tell from the hops it has been sitting awhile. There is a boozy caramel that is similar to a barleywine, but finishes dryer than one. There is some strong bitterness and also some residual hop flavors on the finish. Good but I’ll assume better fresher.
Satyroneto (94) - - JUL 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cor dourada escura com espuma levemente amarela de média formação e baixa persistência e pouco lacing;
Aroma de caramelo torrado e frutas cítricas amarelas;
Sabor de início de caramelo que evolui rapidamente para amargor intenso;
Corpo médio e carbonatação média.
Sjohnh (123) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pineapple, grapefruit, citrus. But...totally stomped on by the alcohol. Bitter finish, which would be great if it followed a huge hoppy fruit rush rather than booze, but it doesn’t. Reminds me of drinking Tenants Super as a teenager - a great imperial IPA surely shouldn’t do that.
andriesradu (461) - ROMANIA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear orange with a moderate white head. Nice hoppy and herbal aroma with notes of tropical fruits, citrus and light caramel. Flavor is light sweet, heavy bitter with a long duration, herbal hoppy, caramel. Ends dry with a long bitter aftertaste.
RespertFTW (520) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Mark. Tropical fruit and pineapple. Sweet and tasty. A nice dipa.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Mittenator (1251) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep gold with a beige head. Sweet pineapple and tropical fruit with mild hop aromas. Tropical fruits, slight malt and not much bitterness.
mR_fr0g (2520) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s bush. Golden coloured pour with a lasting white head. Aroma is wood, oak, spicy hop, orange peel and warming alcohol. Flavour is big grapefruit back of the throat bitterness, semi sweet, alcohol and some Belgian yeast characters. Palate is resin and oily on the tongue. Flavour also has varnish and resin. Harsh lingering bitterness and alcohol. Balance is off.
GIJOE (598) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a ruby-tinged amber with a thick, frothy, beige head that lingers long. Nice lacing. Nose is a bit like fresh apricot with notes of pine. Taste is bold and bitter on a backbone of rich malts. Medium body, lively carbonation. Not my favorite style, but it’s a tasty, interesting brew.
mkel07 (3136) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique December 2013. Does this guy make a bad beer, I think not. Yet another fine example of gypsy brewing at it’s best.