Gription79 (2440) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Pours a cloudy golden color with bits of hop. The aroma is grassy, tropical fruits, woody/oaky, slight hint of caramel malts. The flavor is resinous, oaky, ripe fruits, slight heat from the alcohol. This is fairly complex and the bourbon barrel is restrained. Nice beer.
cstuartj (1017) - Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, nice golden yellow with a huge white pillowy head. laces well. big hop, pine, grassy nose. clean bitter hop attack and a dry finish. good IPA.
pushkinwow (2214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Think this was a Bailey’s water bottle filled by staff to go. Hazy pale orange with an off white film for head. Hoppy tropical fruit, dry, quite bitter, some vanilla and light oak but quite a lot of booze. Moderate carboation and full body, quite a lot of flavour and barrel chacteristics.
Zeswaft (1446) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Highly carbonated. About 3 inches of head. Aroma is oaky, alcohol, and a little bit of belgian tang. First few sips are quite barrel and oaky. Once you adjust there’s a very citrusy hopped IPA that finishes with vanilla and oak. Not a lot of belgian in the flavor. Unique twist on an IPA.
flannelnomad (57) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle- hazy, muddled orange with a bright white head. Smells like boozy, bouillon with a bunch of heady herbs added. Tastes like oaky, boozy, heady herbs- basil, oregano, thyme with some aromatic spices. Tastes like a medicinal tincture with a ton of grassy, citrusy hops. For the price it’s amazing and the whiskey is integrated so well. A solid option.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:   Dark straw, a bit dirty, thick, moderate foamy white head, spotty lacing.   Bright citrusy nose, a little barnish and also musty.   Does have a bit of a Belgian flair in that its musty, a little barnish.   Strong citrus peel, some candied pith.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Musty and barnish hop profile on the finish, remains citrusy but a little dull.   The label mentioned a barrel-aged imperial Belgian inspired IPA, but the barrel aging to me is very soft if at all.   Just seems like a musty and barnish IIPA.   Pretty solid for what it is, but barrel aged?   Oh well, pretty tasty as is.
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours a hazy orange/gold with tons of frothy yellow/tan foam. Smells earthy and wild with hints of grapefruit, cinnamon, cedar, peach and pineapple. Has medium body and has flavors all over the board ranging from pineapple/grapefruit to cardamom, clove and black pepper, and that’s not to forget the general bite of this beer, it’s bitter through and through.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pine and sweet malts in the background. A touch of vanilla, spice and yeast. Finish is thick and sticky with a sweet bourbon aftertaste.
jgb9348 (5010) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep super hazy golden and orange-tinted body with a thick, rich, four centimetre tall tan head. Bright aroma of oak, yeast, bright floral and piney hops, alcohol, rich malt and wheat, some sugars and a very pleasant honey and sweet note. Medium to Full-bodied; Very pungent oak and dry characteristic with some wheat, grass and hay, all coupled with the bright piney and floral hops and a rich honey sweetness on the end. Aftertaste shows the large complexity and the delicate flavours of hops, flowers and yeast - very nice and robust throughout, but especially on the end. Overall, one of the best Imperial IPAs (or Belgian) that I’ve had in a long time - definitely worth trying if you can find it! I’m glad I brought this one back home with me! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon for US$7.95 sampled at home in New Paltz, New York on 17-January-2014.
boFNjackson (4187) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The BeerMongers... Caramel aroma floral hops on the nose. Not a whole lot barrel character but a good, earthy and pine-like spiced IPA. A bit of warming alcohol with floral tones and some bitterness. Failed as a barrel aged beer, successful as an IPA.