Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at The Stockbridge Tap. Pours a dark amber colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, passion fruit and alcohol. Similar flavours with lingering passion fruit and alcohol again. Mildly dry and nicely bitter with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Quite challenging. Just a little sweet with alcohol quite prominent. Reminded me a little of a hoppy barley wine.
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Stockbridge tap. Big dipa here! Sticky malt, tropical hops, very easy drinking. Slight keens cheddar rind note at beginning then passion fruit and mango to the fore. Gentle carbonation.
stravale (2778) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rare Cask @ The Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh EIBF 2012
Rich amber, clear, slight off white rich head, good lacing for abv
Aroma - rich orangey caramel malts, rich resonous hops, some grassy hops, orange citrus, dense juicy malts, rich resin, quite complex and fairly boozy
Taste as main aroma with rich orangey malts, rich caramel barley sugar malts, complex malts, grassy hops, soft citrus hops, sweet but not overly so, lots of flavours, saturated, quite boozy
Palate - soft carb, full body, oily silky texture. Finish as main flavour, smooyj not astringent despite big flavours.
Overall - Really glad to have tried this - very much into barley wine territory than US DIPA, lots of malt and resinous hops. Perhaps being at bit colder with some extra soft carbonation would enhance the drinkability.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It smells hoppy and sweet. The taste is first nice sweet-hoppy then it more becomes fruity-hoppy and the sweet is less. Good! 10/10/10/11/-/10
madmitch76 (22063) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
29th August 2009
9.5%. Cloudy amber brown beer. Slightly dry palate. Wow! Finally an English beer with real balls!! Rich rich salty malt with plenty of hops making their presence felt as well. The malt is also creamy and the hops well integrated. Really comes over as a Barleywine but who cares - it’s English and full of flavour! Whoo Hooo!
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
660ml Bottle (at 9.5%ABV per the Bottle).: Got in trade from stobbe74; THANKS Soeren! Aroma of malt, hops, Earth, citrus, and a hint of caramel. Poured a muddy brown/orange in color with a small, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout around the edges. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, citrus, oranges, pine, light resin, tropical fruit, and hints of Earth and Caramel. Medium body. Oily, then medium to dry texture. Average carbonation. Light malt, citrus, hop, resin, pine, light tropical fruit finish is light to medium sweet, medium bitter, and dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Aaron. Pours light brown with a small off white head. Nose is light citrus, some pine and other dark fruits. Grass and sweet caramel malts too. FLavor is sweet and just a tad bitter, great balance for an english IPA. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean and has a shorter aftertaste. Not bad at all.
DURRUTI57 (9) - Vigo, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 Cerveza color Ambar algo turbia con cabeza de espuma blanca poco duradera. Aroma afrutado y fresco. Sabor citrico con toques a pino, gran cuerpo e intensas notas a lupulo con final muy seco. Gran cerveza.
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like this double IPA. Light brown coloured and unclear. Has a white head, medium duration. Heavy hoppy aroma, citrus, crisp, fruits, mango, moderate malty too. Flavor is starting moderate sweet and finish heavy bitter, more herbal hoppy notes. Dry texture and lively carbonation.
Zita (6121) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
dry hoppy fruit aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,