RichieBoy (59) - Getzville, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice imperial IPA. Poured a thick head and left nice lacing around the glass. Aroma was tropical hops and finish was a little dry but nice. At 8.4% you couldn't really taste the alcohol.
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RhetoricalAns (819) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loved the original Mad Tom, can;t say this is twice as good but definitely a strong brew. Light amber pour, medium frothy off-white head, good lacing. Nice sweet aroma, lots of pine. Tate is big and bitter pine backed up by a decent amount of sweet caramel malt.
dchmela (3005) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Steve for the bottle. Pours a light gold with a nice white head. Big aggressive citrus and pine aroma. Light malt body with big residual citrus pine hop bitterness in the taste Good stuff.
Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LCBO. Should’ve checked the BB date - got it a week ago and it’s due already. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a fast dissipating creamy white head. The nose is... disappointing - the hops have faded, and giving an earthy note, yet I do get some sweet, unripe blood orange and malt sweetness, and resiny hints. Tastes along the same lines. But it’s light - the alcohol shines through, it really does. The thin crisp carbonation, the alcohol and finishing harsh bitterness don’t make for a successful trio. This one really seems to suffer from the past BB date (unlike the original Mad Tom, which was pretty nice). I’d give it a maximum 3.0, but as I sense it’s a nice beer if not the old age, I’m tweaking the score just a bit.
I know I’m still not being fair. I’ll try to get a fresher one and rerate.
AlainG (1877) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Entre le blond et l’ambré, elle est voilé et recouverte d’une mousse mince et soyeuse. Une dentelle désintéressée s’accroche à la paroi du verre. Ça sent les agrumes et les conifères sur une base de malt. Des effluves poivrées à l’occasion. Des saveurs dans la même palette avec un aspect croquant et alcoolisé se retrouvent en bouche. Une lente amertume arrive en fin de parcours. Y’a quelque chose d’herbacé et un côté gras et dodu. Merci Mark! (1580-070915)
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
17/VIII/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 7/VI/15 (2015-1096) Thanks to cards04 for the trade!
Note: whoops, didn’t see the bottle printing of the date when I got this one. Had I known, would’ve drunk it immediately, though I did save them in the fridge all this time. Another claim for brewers to put dates on bottles more clearly, if even at all.
Clear orange beer, aery irregular yellowish head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, marzipan, alcohol, fruity, sugary. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, citrus touch, bitter, malty, marzipan, fruity. Aftertaste: very bitter, some mango, citrus, bit oxidized, malty.
Ron (3507) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at MacGregor’s for Phil’s last week. Sweet and spicy aroma with caramel and citrus and pine. Clear orange amber under a white cover. Caramel malt with some resinous pine and faint citrus. Medium body, moderate carbonation with a lightly bitter finish.
jb (2871) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I prefer Tom when he’s mad but not double mad. A bit too much Tom. Booze not well hidden in nose or taste. Absolutely no subtlety going on here. Grainy. Clear dark gold.
ElManana (1729) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tderoeck’s place. Smells almost like a barley wine, very sweet, malt, not an inviting smell. Taste is better than I was expecting, but it’s in no way on earth an IPA. Very sweet, malty, caramel character. However, not bad!
adamnowek (1648) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big and bitter taste. Really nice floral aroma. Hazy orange in appearance with a thin head.