kermis (3669) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF. Pours clear dark golden with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, rye and grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
RickTStiles (626) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pour very dark amber with thin white head and some lacing. sweet, boozy aroma with notes of maple syrup and dates. taste has notes of maple, grapefruit. finish is boozy and bitter.
want1DIPA (150) - - OCT 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour a few months back. You can clearly notice the off flavor of the rye which complements the rich hop and malt flavors. I really liked the uniqueness of this beer.
Bebum (137) - - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber, light copper, clear,
Full body, avg carbonation, rich,
Bitter like an IPA but well balanced by a sweet background without cloying.
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oifedleg (3) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Anyone else think this has barley wine characteristics? Great flavor and aroma. A solid beverage!
Johnsense (600) - - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper/amber pour with a small head. Aroma of grapefruit, anise and booze. Taste - Rye, Grapefruit, black liquorice, booze, dark toffee, toasted malt with Rye taking the forefront. Medium body with low carbonation.
MotherBrother (622) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour a cloudy dark amber, with a one-finger off-white head.
Aroma of old hops, caramel, rye and some sticky toffee. Seems a little more of an barleywine than an IPA... (I don’t know if can have something to do with the age of this bad boy??)
The taste is pretty sweet, with a slight hoppy-bitterness to it as well. Sticky and oily - medium bodied, with a semi-flat carb.
cstuartj (853) - Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep gold, with no real head or lacing. Nose is strong, firm, malts, alcohol, hopy pine straw. attack is a clean bread dough, malt mixture, but hops quickly come forward and help the clean bitter finish. very nice double ipa.
Beerenberger (1108) - Fischer, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
The nose is malty, with caramel and notes of rye. Pours a deep copper with an off-white ring and no lacing. The taste is malt forward initially and then the hop bitterness kicks in like an afterburner ablaze. Carmel, citrus, pine, a bit of pepper, alcohol, and strong lasting bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this was an enjoyable well blanced beer that had something to say…or shout!
zacgillbanks (1476) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits, Kissimmee, Florida. This is a dark amber-brown beer that has rich currant, red fruit and burnt toffee flavours, orange marmalade notes, a creamy mouthfeel and a warming bitter grapefruit finish.