Benzai (8009) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. A bit hazy dark orange color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, alcohol, sweetness, overly sweet raisins, overripe fruits. Medium body and carbonation.
SlackerMads (1510) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Hazy hazelnut brown with a tiny off white head. Alcohol, cheese, soap, citrus, herbal, washing powder. Medium body, sticky texture, medium carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Sticky, hot, raw, unpleasant.
Niall73 (1651) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Rate Beer European Summer Gathering on 09/08/14. From brief notes… Dark sticky fruity aroma. Medium to full body. Sweet, though there is also a bit of an odd sour edge to this... A little shabby.
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
660mL bottle, 9.5%abv. Pours an orange amber, tiny white head that dissipates quickly. Big sherbert and grapefruit aroma, can tell from the nose that this is going to be fairly well balanced with caramel and toffee to combat the bitterness, taste equals that along with some booze burn. Carbonation is off a bit, not that I want too much but this needs a bit more, can make the case that it too closely resembles a Barleywine with this little carbonation. Finish is pure hoppy bitterness with booze burn.
jfb (3745) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught) pours a clear deep amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of caramel, raisins and strawberries, quite resinous, with a hint of mint and peaches. flavour is heavy caramel, with some hints of oranges, grass, roasted malts and a light-bitter finish. full-bodied with soft carbonation.
Stuu666 (1988) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at the Hanging bat. Sweet caramel and toffee, rich and fruity, bitter.
daje (2132) - NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Øltorget Mathallen, september 3rd 2013. Hazy dark orange body, foamy offwhite head. Aroma of tropical fruit, strawberry, caramel malt. Taste is quite malty with pineapple and oranges, thick body with a lasting sweetness. Ends on the sweet side with toffee and apricot jam. A bit too sweet for me, but still a nice beer.
RuneStumo (2172) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
01.03.2014. 0,66l Bottle. Trade with abemorsten!!! Thanks. Dark amber golden colour. Strong aroma of dark malts, alcohol and yeast. Rich beer with flavours of malt and alcohol. Kind of sour aftertaste. Aftertaste is bitter with soft sour notes. Strong beer.
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TET (1602) - FINLAND - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BBE 31.3.2014, only one month to expiry date. Orange brown beer without head, only white bubbles. The nose is sweet and fructose, tropical fruits, peaches, sitrusfruits, some caramell. Taste is strongly sweet, tropical fruits and caramell. After beginning the bitterness starts to evolve, mouth dries and taste turns to piney, slightly citrusfruity and then in the end is strongly pine needled. No carbonation, almost full bodied, not heavy. Not very good condition but still quite nice even this old. Strongly sweet DIPA, the bitterness is there after beginning.
dfearnley (920) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Grapefruit, pine, and caramel; a little boozy too.
Clear deep amber with plenty of small bubbles, but no head. Caramel, pine, straw and huge long lasting bitterness. This is quite the beer and not like other English IPAs I've had to date.