SG111 (1013) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Drinking this 02/24/15. No idea what the bottling date is. Pours clear orange ruby color. Small white ring of lacing. Aroma is like a really hoppy barleywine. Lots of heat from the 14%. Sweet sticky toffee, some fig and date notes, maybe a bit of burnt sugar, honey, some citrus (orange), grapefruit. Very complex aroma. Flavor is hoppy, boozy, lots of toffee, fig, vanilla notes. Bitter finish. This drinks 100% like a barleywine. Hoppy finish. Reminds me of 21st Amendment’s lower da boom (which is a favorite of mine). I’ve been told this drinks like aged DFH 120. I have never had DFH 120, but that’s supposed to drink like a barleywine over time. This is exactly that. Great beer.
GarrettB (1376) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
June 20th, 2013 - Here’s a Double IPA that’s like a delicious, Danish breakfast in a bottle. Why? The aroma chockablock full of tasty early morning ingredients: caramel and sweet apple (pancake toppings) and the very underrated American cereal "Apple Jacks." For the more natural breakfast food consumer, there’s also a nice sliver of mango in the aroma. The flavor brings more carbohydrates, including rye and buckwheat pancakes, and something uncharacteristically breakfast: a heavy booze notes. The aroma and flavor deliver very different experiences, but I enjoy both, and regret seeing the "Retired" tag here.
villevav (384) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tuoksussa runsaasti appelsiinia. Todella voimakkaan humaloitu maku; jonkinlainen humalan saturoitumisraja lienee jo saavutettu. Korkea alkoholipitoisuus jättää suuhun hieman suolaisen jälkimaun.
slowrunner77 (9232) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"The Mikkeller version of a 120 I guess, though this seems at least a little closer to an IPA. Smells of citrusy and floral hops, along with a healthy dose of sweet biscuity malt. Quite sweet and moderately bitter flavor. Candied citrus and a bit of pine or evergreen. Feel is full, and a bit sticky. Well carbonated and good head for such a strong beer. Alcohol definitely shows as this is very warming, but not hot for the abv."
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange color. Fresh hoppy. Intense burning alcohol following fine with the heavy hop flavor and high bitterness.
miquelcrush (2034) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.
arnold931 (1196) - Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber color with quickly disappearing head. (I think the alcohol is eating it) Nose is sweet citrus and a lot of malt. Taste is similar once you get through the alcohol burn.
StilleStorm (1311) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DWF; Pours hazy orange with off-white head. Nosetrils fills with tropic fruity, malt, alchol, citrus and caramel sweets. Taste is heavy sweet, alchol, heavy bitter, balancing and lasting. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat to soft.
k92488 (387) - NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
DWF. Hvit skum. For mye alkohol. Karamel. Aroma av alkohol. Skuffa. Hadde gledet meg til denne
zvikar (4119) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Chula. Pours an hazy yellow to orange with a pearl color head, aroma is sweet with caramel, toffee, honey and marmalade, flavor is bitter and Alcoholic with caramel, toffee, grass and mint, medium bodied, difficult to drink.