Sammy (8678) - Toronto, Ontario, - MAY 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great hop aroma. Generous head. Above average mouthfeel. Good malt backing. Nicely drinkable IPA. Recent bottle from Premier Gourmet.
NeoHippie2 (1012) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big 32 ounce bottle from chuckaduck, thanks man! Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, and resin hops
Flavor is great balance of sweet malts and resinous hops. Tasty.
sudomorph (617) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1qt bottle. Pours a clear, golden yellow with a fluffy, white head that sticks. Aroma has notes of pine, resin, tropical fruits, and citrus. Taste is bitter but balanced. Orange citrus, resin, pine, and a slightly sweet aftertaste. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. A not resiny in the mouth with a big, dry finish. Overall really nice. Would get again!
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazed golden amber ale with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, nice fruity biscuit malt with resinous floral hops, pungent notes, light sulfur, nice. In mouth, a nice fruity caramel malt with floral hops, grapefruit pulp, fruity esters, orange pulp, alcohol warmth, very nice. As Holiday Ale.
pushkinwow (2017) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12K joint milestone tasting (Lubiere gets most of the credit with 10K, I only get 2K). Small bottle, 2011. Dirty amber with an off white head. Citrus, sweet, apricot, more barleywine now but still good, some alcohol, full body, moderate carbonation. Good.
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent brew with a ton going on, dried fruit aroma almost belgian strong ale. Really nice spicy and hoppy almost conjoined. Very enjoyable BIG beer.
RafeAU (122) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8% ABV. Nice hoppy strong ale. A bit like a double IPA. bottle at thai with marito and Neil.
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
20140920 32 oz bottle from Friendship. Well, this one was a big surprise that I never would have purchased if the enthusiastic beer dude at Friendship hadn’t offered me a sample. Lovely to look at, with a sixteenth inch white creamy head that lasts throughout the drink. Clean pale amber in color with lazy eff. Aroma is garlic, green pepper, and lemongrass. I ate some five guys fries with this and it was a great pairing, where the mild acidity and soft eff cut through the fries’ fattiness. Just the mildest alcohol note gives appropriate warmth to the rich and bitter concoction. to me, this is a more refined Founder’s Double Trouble, and that’s saying a lot because I love love love that beer. Despite my hesitancy about 32 oz, by the end I was wishing for more.
jjsint (785) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Euston Tap. Hazy gold, tiny head with loads of white lacing. Aroma of candy sugar, peaches, dill, strawberry, a bit of maple and a tiny bit of hairspray. Taste is a sweetish bitter with a watercressy umami. Bitter herby/medicinal finish and aftertaste. Weird. And certainly good but maybe not worthy of the hero worship displayed in other rates. Smells a lot better than it tastes.
AdiBeer (1136) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: intense citrus, caramel, tropical fruits, mango. Appearance: clear gold, medium, creamy white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: citrus and lime creamy cookies, zest, refreshing, remains modestly sweet, soft carbonation. Overall: massive American Strong Ale, this is fantastic, excellent aroma and palate! Pint at Earl of Essex, Islington.
ABUSEDGOAT (2402) - California, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nearly clear golden orange color, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus, herbal. Medium bodied, moderate to high bitterness, dingo/kiwi hops dominate with enough malt backing to balance.