superhaffy (23) - - AUG 10, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer that will be even better with some time, lots of hops aroma, piny, fruity, citrusy delicious American hops. Very sweet, but sweet like a 10% beer and the bitterness is enough to make it ok, and I expected a lot more alcohol taste for this, but it really holds its own, I mean it’s 14%, something you would never guess if you didn’t know. I liked it a lot!
daje (4131) - NORWAY - JUL 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, april 2nd 2016. Clear light brown body with a thin white head. Aroma is boozy with honey and piney hops. Taste is toasted with strong bitterness, grapefruit and lots of caramel. Quite boozy finish, with a dry bitter hop aftertaste. While it has the hop characteristics of an ipa in my opinion at 14% this is more resembling of a barley wine. Who cares about styles though, an alright beer it is.
metalhead0043 (207) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz from Triangle Wine for 5 bucks. Pours a deep, hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is huge caramel, citrus and pine hops. Reminds me a lot of a barleywine, as others have mentioned. Taste is very piney and syrupy, some caramel malts with a strong alcohol burn on the end. Heavy, thick body for the style. Overall this one is more of a barleywine than a double IPA, but is still a fine beer nonetheless. Too bad it’s retired as of this review.
Cimbasso (772) - - AUG 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange colour with a beige head. Rich aromas and a taste which is sweet, but very complex with notes of candied fruit, tangerine, pineapple, resin and leather. The alcoholic strength is surprisingly well hidden but is definitely there! A lovely, well-made beer, close to a barley wine in style. A really great Imperial IPA which can be savoured with great pleasure.
bytemesis (6982) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yop, shared by Brian. This bad boy is a Barleywine, no doubt. Pours very hazy dark hazel, small beige head, some lacing. Aroma is sticky caramel and pine and booze. Flavor is very sweet, lots of sugars and pine, medium bitter with a boozy bite. Medium body, quite hot and alcoholic. Not my favorite.
jjgmd (1998) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
With Z , July 4th evening, pours a clear light rusty gold color with an ephemeral beige head. Nose has champagne notes with alcohol and hops. Taste is bitter sweet with strong alcohol and hard resin and pine notes, and well balanced... enough to taste some caramel, toffee and malt. Finish is bitter sweet, with the bitterness accentuated along with the alcohol, ending is dry and long. Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1891) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a rusty orange with a beige head and aroma of Citrus, pine, and light spice. Taste is strong, with citrus, pine, caramel, spice notes with hops leading to a bitter, warming, dry finish.
weark (654) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - JUN 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteille achetée che Erzbierschof - De couleur orange pâle avec une fine mousse blanche - Au nez une bière très complexe, tout de suite des notes de malt, de biscuit, d’alcool, de caramel, presque un barleywine, mais il y a aussi des notes de houblons bien présente, du fruité, de pêche, de mangue, d’orange, de grapefruit, de résine, une petite présence de vanille et de cassonade, impressionnant - En bouche ça ressemble beaucoup un un barleywine mais en beaucoup plus fruité, les 14% se font bien sentir, beaucoup de malt et beaucoup de houblon, plus d’agrume, très impressionnant et très complexe - Corp puissant, amertume forte, bonne carbonation, douce et amère, une final longue fruitée (orange) maltée et amère - une bière tout en puissance très complexe qui devrait bien se conserver
larsga (7316) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smallish offwhite head. Clear amber body until I poured the dregs in.
Full toffee raisins and nuts aroma with earthy alcoholic notes.
Intense sweet toffee and syrup taste with resiny notes. Full-bodied.
Sharpish, hot mouthfeel. Bitter resiny fruity aftertaste with syrupy
toffee notes. Lingering wooden notes. Age has mellowed this into
something that’s not exactly easy drinking, but neither is it
offensive. Very full of flavour, and not exactly balanced. (0.33l
bottle, I have no idea where from. BBD July 2023.)
jspronck (157) - BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange color with white head, hoppy and malt aromas. In mouth, caramel, honey and citrus, sweet, thick creamy texture, strong but surprisingly well hidden ABV
HomerBeerOdysy (103) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
APPEARANCE - Opaque, cloudy, no head, some lacing, amber.
AROMA/SCENT - Hops, sweet, pine, malts.
TASTE - Hops, bitter, pine, nutty, caramel, brown sugar, bread, toffee
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Thick, no carbonation, smooth, creamy, warming, heavy, syrupy.
VALUE - $7.99 for 12-oz bottle. Good deal for import?
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - ABV surprisingly well-hidden. I wish there was a bit more carbonation, but what do you expect at ABV 14%?