Rastacouere (6134) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gently hazy dark amber ale covered by an everlasting white cover, endurant indeed for a beer of this size. Intense aroma feels as malty as it is hoppy. While the dry-hopping has faded more than a little, there remains plenty of floral, citrusy, oily resin aromas. On parallel, estery fruits and butterscotchy diacetyl fit nicely in, hinting at upcoming sugariness worthy of any English Barley Wine. In mouth though, it is not as simple. The resinous hop character is strong enough to greatly attenuate the sweetness sensation, that’s almost a miracle considering the initial fruit candy and caramel attack. Despite being probably almost a year old, it maintains a certain freshness, hops have been preserved nicely enough and their bitterness certainly is all there, cutting through the malt’s toastiness swiftly. Round and almost suave mouthfeel. Very malty, even by Danish double IPA standards, but that may be why I enjoy them , when crossing the Atlantic, they just can’t compete with fresh IPAs that have not suffered the same travels. Might as well make them different and more complex in their own right.
ERB92 (338) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruits, hay, caramel and some citrus in the aroma. Amber with a off-white head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a rich DIPA with lots of flavours and warming alcohol in the back, nice.
Eckan (8) - Høvik, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pleasing beer. Dark amber. Bitterness well balanced. Goes well with rich foods. Quite well carbonated.
Madsen1635 (284) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost clear dark amber pour with tan head. Powerful and sweet aroma with flowers. Balanced creamy taste with a kick from the hops. Medium carbonated.
SuperTiti33 (558) - 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 (160) - 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 (5977) - 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 (2571) - 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 (1499) - ’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 (1302) - 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.