Tstamba (319) - Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Hazy gold with frothy white head. Lots of citrus and pine resin hop aroma. This is balanced with some raisin and caramel sweetness, substantial alcohol presence on the back end, some bitterness on the finish... I can see why it did well in Beer madness last year...
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RichTheVillan (2993) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; clear light copper pour with a creamy light beige head, pine and malt aroma, taste has bitter grapefruit, sweet caramel, pine, some tangerine, some dark fruits the ABV is quite in your face and a bit harsh.
DiscerninDrunk (43) - - SEP 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange, some copper/red with a fairly thin yet very persistent off white head, some lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, some sweetness, a little red berries (cherry?). Big mouthfeel, flavor heavy pine and citrus, late flavor is sweet with quite a bit of alcohol but a resinous bitterness loners with it quite pleasantly.
badwhale (369) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Bottle to tulip glass. Pours a copper, amber red with a 3 finger head that hangs on. Lots of hop notes up front, and a birrage of hop flavor on taste. Really heavy mouthfeel. Delicious!
solidfunk (4026) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of pungent citrus and fresh hops. Pours orange with decent head and lacing. Some sweet candy and a lot of hops. Bittersweet finish. Cask at pizzeria paradiso.
jbruner (2327) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to trade with mikericm! Pours a slightly hazy copper with fluffy khaki head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of strong caramel malts and raisins with a hint of oxidation, hops have all fallen off. Taste follows, lots of big caramel malts, dark fruits, sweet booze and burnt sugar. Booze is there, but not too much, just a slight burn on the way down then your drunk. Decent for what it is, would like to try it fresh.
Gaultier (350) - SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen. Aroma: Malty, fruity, some hoppy notes. Taste: Malty, sweet, caramel, pine needles, fruity, some hoppy notes. Body is full, the finish is heavy bitter and alcohol warming.
ElCapitan22 (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a nice creamy head. Has strong lacing and smells of spices and slightly sweet. Tastes of spices and bittering hops. A very good DIPA!
Alengrin (1801) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very American double IPA with moussy, snow white head and warm orange blonde colour. Aroma strongly perfumed with lemon peel, raisins, pine needles, bitter honey, mint, grapefruit, lemon grass, tonic water; unusually intense taste, beginning with grape- and lemon-iike fruitiness, bitter honey, smooth, but then totally overpowered by an almost corrosive, peppery and citrussy, very challenging and extremely long hop bitterness, drying mouth, throat and inspiration alike. Only for the brave-hearted.
rayaron (171) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at American Strong Ale tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear copper-yellow with low beige head. Sweet malt aroma, floral, woody. Very sweet flavor, malty, very bitter, woody, a bit yeasty, balanced. Oily texture. Light carbonation. Full body. Sweet-bitter aftertaste.
Jorn69 (960) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Taphouse, Copenhagen 16/7-14. Malty and fruity with (a bit too much) alcoholic notes, sweet and caramely, grapefruit, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and heavy bitter with alcoholic notes.