jfm (1724) - Holbæk, - JUL 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very nice hop aroma. Nice deep amber color with a thick white head. Very nice full body with hint of citrus. Nice bitter and hop filled palate. Very nice.
SuperTiti33 (518) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambrée roux. Semi opaque. Entré sucré. Café (grain légèrement torréfié). Caramel. Sèche. Belle amertume soutenue. Résineuse. Orange amère. Un peu vanillé. Biscuité. Fine chaleur d'alcool. Bien.
Xavalias (147) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Omegn, Torvenhallerne, Copenhagen, DK. Pours unclear dark amber with a small fizzy, tan yellow-ish head leaving some lace. The nose has a lot of hops and some fruits, in the mouth it is grassy, with some pine, a bit of grapefruit. Solid bitterness balanced with a strong sweet malt base. Maybe a bit too sweet, as often with iipas. Smooth sticky-syrupy palate, very drinkable despite the high alcohol content (that doesn’t really show up).
slowrunner77 (1743) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
"I dig the sweetness and the fruit in the nose and the flavor. It is a little too malt heavy for my liking but for a malt heavy double it’s quite nice and easy to drink. Medium bodied and slightly sticky. A bit dark for anything called a pale."
oqnid (81) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10 mars '13
-->Imperial IPA ambrée, 9.2%, 500ml
-rouille orangé, léger voile; mousse fine et compacte
-nez choux de Bruxelles, houblon, marmelade, miel
-entrée houblonnée, marmelade, sucre candi, mangue
-ronde; fait pas son %
-finale florale et amère (tenace), pêches, oranges (sucrées), miel
via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BeerViking (2468) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, cloudy orange-brown, malt, pine and tropical fruit nose, rich and dry-bitter body, very tasty.
Abijen (1472) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orange slightly unclear beer with a good white head. Smells tropical fruits, sweet fruits. Tastes tropical fruits, grapefruit. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky dry texture.
Bosbouw (1239) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt honing, hop, orange. Smaakt bitterzoet, fruitig, hop, honing. Goede bittere nasmaak.
RW80 (600) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50 cl bottle
Appearance Copper body with on top of it stable frothy head of 2 fingers. Leaving some lacing
Aroma: Strong heavy resins, a huge amount of caramelised malts, very powerfull. But a bit one dimensional. .
Taste: Powerfull, but it’s unbalanced. Sweet caramel and heavy resinous hops, with a strong finish with some spices and were the alcohol kicks in a boozy way even slightly burning overtime.
full body, slightly below average carbonation.
A lot of powerfull stuff, but i’s not fully working., specially when the alcohol is comming too much through in the wrong way.
erickok (3533) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper body and stable frothy head. Heavy aroma with resin and concentrated sweet malts. Very imperial indeed. Strong taste, quite alcoholic yet not nasty at all, just powerful. However, towards the ending it all becomes too much. The alcohol burns a bit. Unbalanced. Not bad at all and great aroma with complexity, but I can’t get over the sharpness (even while I love alcohol in my beer). (50cl bottle from De Hopduvel)
vanelst (150) - AUSTRIA - JUN 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bitter dissapointment. Hahahaha! Anyways, aroma of sweet malts, malts, malts, pine and way too much alcohol. Oh yeah and sweet malts! Taste is sweet (no kidding) , soapy with a sharp hoppyness (grass, a bit of citrus) and a bitter spicy finish. Verdict: totally unbalanced, not refined at all and quite frankly rather poor double IPA.