auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Strong, near-barleywine hop perfume for an aroma. Dense and a good bit caramel. Floral, resiny, and backed with alcohols. Pours a slightly hazed orange-amber, with a nice white head. Flavor is a spicy version of hops. Saffron, black peppercorn, cardamom, and a bit of mace. Very sticky. This is very drinkable, considering it’s heft. The alcohols rise quickly and bring many resins, pine cones, and morning flowers to the nose. Lots of grapefruit. Smacks very dry and long, with satisfying bitterness to play off the caramels. Excellent! Another Michigan Imperial IPA that I think can hold it’s own against the West Coast versions.
markas101 (2280) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, Bill’s beer garden, Ann Arbor, MI. Amber, caramel veg hop aroma. Long alcohol sweet caramel finish.
darb85 (222) - Canton, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrus nose, Cloudy Amber with minimal head and decent lacing. Sweet molasses cloves and citrus. Thick mouth feel. Decent.
ebone1988 (1316) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is floral, citrus, malt, light but piny. Appearance is hazy, amber golden, light tan head. Taste is booze, pine, citrus, malt. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, pine and booze aftertaste. Overall, this one is ok.
oh6gdx (25207) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled@The Bishops Arms, Umeå. Hazy amber colour, small white head. ARoma is glue, fruits, grass and some crisp maltiness as well. Flavour is hoppy, some alcohol and grassy notes with also some mild wooden and sweet malty notes to it. Slightly too much on the boozy side of things.
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Umeå. BB 02/2016. Murky orange color, small white head. Resiny, "dry yeasty" aroma. Medium-bodied. Resiny, piney, alcoholic, a bit glueish. Heavy.
thornecb (5452) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 5, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep gold into a tulip. Pancake head with good retention recedes leaving scant lacing. Sourdough and grapefruit aromas. Soft with sweet pineapple and caramel upfront turning to hot resin and grapefruit before the lasting overripe banana finish. Meh.
rondphoto (3976) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Hebron BrewHaus / Hebron KY --- Clear deep maple amber color, ivory head that drops to a thick rim, splashes of lace. Taste is malt with mild caramel that scoots through mild carbonation to enough citrus hops to balance. This is good, but seems light for an imperial.
ajnepple (4994) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz single bottle (10%) from the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Hazy orange appearance with sediment throughout. Aroma of resinous hops, light citrus zest and light grapefruit. Similar flavor, adding caramel malt, light toffee and light butterscotch. Medium to full body with a bitter finish. OK.
Cool_Bond (2293) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2016
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good fruity aroma. Fruity with a little bitter taste. Not so good bitterness that fills the mouth forever. To be so strong it was a little too bitter. But otherwise fine. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Mark_Eck (1914) - - JUN 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from summer. Pours a hazy orange. Aroma and taste are caramel, citrus, and pine.