Rastacouere (6161) - 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.
Listigovers (548) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice reddish dark amber, long lasting head. Mostly malty smell. This is a more malt heavy DIPA, plenty of piney hops and bitter aftertaste too but a thick caramel malt backbone is the highlight. Very smooth and easy to drink, totally full bodied.
Jorn69 (1818) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Havregatan 151007. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Fruity and hoppy with grapefruits and caramely notes, sweet, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter and fruity.
Peter_L (1186) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaska från SB. Bärnstensfärgad vätska med fingertjockt skum. Kakig, blommig doft som påminner om en brittisk ipa. Det finns även något störande typ burkmajs i aromen. Smaken beskrivs bäst som brittisk maltkropp hemmahörande i en ESB eller bitter. Till det har sedan tillsatts amerikansk humle. Inte god.
Ktwse (2880) - SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy apricot with a finger of white head. Aroma of ripe mango, oranges, light resin. Taste is initial sweet followed by a rich medicinal bitter finish. Light to medium rich body, smooth, with soft carbonation.
Turtles (769) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy dark golden, small white head. Heavy malt notes in the aroma followed by floral and grassy hops, hay, straw, pine. Oily mouth feel, solid body, low carbonated. Taste starts heavy with malt, caramel, chocolate, butterscotch and dried fruit followed by grassy and citrus hops. Finishing with pine bitterness and booze.
ken1 (1348) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: fruity hops and notes of yeast and alcohol.
Flavour: a strong fruity bitterness with floral notes. A very dry aftertaste and a somewhat alcoholic and creamy mouthfeel.
Colour: cloudy orange with an offwhite head.
From: 50cl bottle from Bilka Tilst Sept. 2015.
AleRider78 (249) - - SEP 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick frothy off-white head and has a golden amber appearance, almost coppery. Nice thick enough lacing. Aromas are earthy hops, spices as well as bready and toasty malts. Flavours have a nice balance of hoppiness and bitterness. Big orangey and citrusy notes, but also quite malty with breads and hints of caramel even. Somewhat yeasty also. Quite bitter on the palate, sort of an astringent mouthfeel. For higher abv, goes down very well.
drmet (430) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
-pours a hazy amber-red with a huge,frothy,offwhite head
-great head retension
-low to medium carbonation visible
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
-slight alcohol warming
Really good malty DIPA
FunkyF (477) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Flaska från SB. Dimmigt gulbrun med vitt skum. Lite unken doft av hö och honung. Smakar lite honung, gräs och te med besk eftersmak.
Tognetta (430) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ambar escuro turvo, espuma branca de boa formação e média persistência. Aroma caramelado, maltada, misto de amadeirado e resinal, adocicado. Paladar mantém as características do aroma, tendendo para o resinal adocicado. Boa, mas tive dificuldade para associar o aroma.