badwhale (410) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to green glass mason jar. Pours a amber / yellow with sparse head. Nose is of pine cones & grapefruit. Great thick and lingering mouthfeel. Lots and lots of hop goodness on the taste. Citrus and pine. Complex. AVB is masked very well, but you know it’s there. 12%...yikes!
westknife (70) - USA - JUL 1, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Suprisingly drinkable for a beer that is 12% alcohol. Know what I meannnnn?
elbernays (1164) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 1, 2016
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from mchughs. Pours copper red with fluffy off white head. Dead aroma of once vibrant hop. Methyl notes, alcohol, dusty malt. Flavor is biscuit sweet with an astringent horrible throat burn the like I haven’t experienced in a beer. Awful which is disappointing.
TEJA (2148) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Founders devil dancer
Living beige head.Almost clear copper colored.A bit alcohol aroma with a resin hop aroma.. big distinct bitterness but low hop taste. A bit low body.
olsvammel (5603) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at a Systembolaget tasting. Boozy smell with some fruity notes. Sweet taste with dried fruit and toasted sugar. The body was a bit too light which made the strong bitterness a problem. The aftertaste was not pleasent at all and reminded me of a throat burn (puke). Seeing which beer I had and the scores it have I wonder if I got a bad bottle.
Johnstledger8 (654) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. Pours a dark ruby red with a thin off white lacy head. Aroma is of grapefruit, resinous pine, perfumey, caramel, citrus. Taste is of grapefruit, pine, exotic fruits, chalky, caramel, floral. Oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.
Fatehunter (2125) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours two finger of head on a dark straw body.
Aroma is complex: lemon, pineapple, papaya and a little bread.
Taste is moderate bitterness but bold, fairly sweet at the back end, a little alcohol heat at the finish.
Texture is thicker.
axl (486) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle. Clear redish with beige head. Aroma is caramel, sharp hoppines with spicy, grapefruit and citrus notes and warming alcohol. Taste is sweet caramel, grapefruit, mango, dry citrus zest and again almost spicy hop notes. Fairly heavy almost rough mouthfeel, medium carbonation and lasting bitter aftertaste with pressing alcohol warmth.
Zymurgeist2 (1695) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Ale Arsenal. Clear copper-amber. flavor is really geared to the malt/sugar. The high alcohol shows itself with high residual sugar. A very good beer, but would love a little more attenuation.
cobaink2 (389) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bottle rev in Raleigh NC. Looks deep caramel and tastes of it as well. Older hops in this maybe because of the age. It's quite sweet unlike a 120 ipa. It's a little underwhelming but should have tasted it younger.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
willisread (2174) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Thanks Gregg! Tons of toasted caramel, toffee and very malt-forward on the nose and palate. Well-balanced with the malt doing the heavy lifting, but the hops shine on the finish and leave a nice bitterness. This feels and drinks a lot more like a hoppy barley wine. Still good stuff.