beerlord (217) - tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not much aroma at all, very surprised. Great hop flavor followed by a huge hit of malty sweetness, very well balanced, medium mouth feel, great beer except for lack of aroma.
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ The Collins Pub. Clear orange-brown pour with an off-white head leaving moderate lace. Floral nose, heavy body. Fruit, brandy and whiskey, syrupy without being overly sweet. Full mouth feel, hint of oiliness. The high ABV is obvious.
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bought bottles at Bristol Farms, La Jolla. really blown away by all the rings it left im my glass, great retention. aggressive earthy hops throughout this punk addition to the fd portfolio. the abv is well integrated into this seductive ale. very good, and I’m not the biggest hopH.
zomba (212) - Nokia, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a thin head. Aroma has is sweetish with orange and alcohol. Alcohol is also very much present in taste as well as sweetness.
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting session @ Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival
Lots of peach and apricot, followed by some lemon rind and a slight earthyness. It finish of bitter and very boozy.
kimjongill (207) - - JUL 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of bottle. Great aroma, but taste is a little too hop-heavy for a pale. I was hoping for more malt character or at the least a better balance. Slight fruitiness.
Glazed9884 (207) - USA - APR 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice Mahogany if you will, deep amber if you wanna be a d*** about it. I drank a 22oz stone imperial russian stout and then this, and it got me toasty so it has that going for it. Actually very good beer. Aroma is a piny hops. Piney? piny? Has a nice hops character, not too much of an alcohol burn considering its 10.5% although you do know its there. Nice strong hops flavor, piny flavor to it. Like I said, you do know the alcohol is there, you cant taste it... but it doesn’t burn so I’m happy. Marginally cool bottle although no tribute to Hunter S. Thompson. Anyway, all in all I would say this is a quality brew and I’d be glad to get toasty off of it anytime.
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle . . pours dark amber and cloudy . . like apple cider . . aroma is citrus, grapefruit, hops, grass, pine, honey . . taste is strong hops, tons of sour grapefruit . . very bitter and potant, but a nice finish . . alcohol is hidden well . . very creamy, but you cant drink too many of these . . very rich . .
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with a nice size off-white head. Aroma is full of alcohol and hops with a slight malt sweetness. Taste is very bitter and full of alcohol, however; it is somewhat balanced in the finish. I feel that for the high alcohol content it is very well done. Not the best Imperial IPA, but definitely an experience in itself.
tobias (204) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle champagne corked: pours a hazy burnt orange color with a creamy off white head. the aroma is of carmel and citrus, with some apricot/peach. there is a strong malt flavor up front with a balancing citrusy/piney bitterness. this is a really good beer.