Marsiblursi (2989) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2007 (Bottle at Plan B, Copenhagen) Pours hazy brown with floaters. Medium sand coloured head. Aroma of chocolate and violets.Grassy/flowery hops. Notes of fudge. A tiny warm smell of clorine/alcohol. The flavour is chocolate, alcohol and some swedish julmust. Bitter hop ending. Medium body. Some liquorice. Second try: Pours dark red to drown. Flowery, piny aroma with violet and chocolate. Big malty backdrop. Undertones of grapefruit, lime, orange and some caramel. Pretty smooth moutfeel. Bitter flavour with orange chocolate, flowers, pine and grapefruit. Pretty unique (I)IPA because of the well notable chocolate tones. Marsiblursi likes!
pilsnerrogge (2451) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2008 [Bottle] Dark reddish brown with a large and thick head. Aroma is sweet with notes of malt, hops and liquorice. Rich and slightly oily mouth-feel. Flavour is sweet and loaded with hops and malt.
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Flavour is rosted coffee and hop and malt.
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark reddish-brown. Aroma is chocolatey and rich with crystal malts and a woody, slightly fruity hop character. The flavour has an intense hop bitterness, lots of sticky dark crystal and also some chocolate malts. Chewy, bittersweet finish is dried out slightly by alcohol. Except for the strong chocolate character, this is pretty standard stuff for the style, and could do with some more dry-hopping.
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 50cl. Shared with Mette. But not the first i drink - and not the last. Almost black, but clear - white head. Aroma: nice hoppy. Taste: A very bitter beer, sharp taste, some bitter licorice, malty, roasted, chokolade. Very bitter finish.
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. It pours as a brown ale with white foam. Looks very good! Very good aroma but it is hard to describe. Maybe like a crossing between an india pale ale and a barley wine? Slightly dry roasted taste. A bit sweet. Sorry but I am too much of a beginner to descibe this beer! Very complex. One of the best beers I had.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown color, this beer has a nice citrusy hop nose. The flavor is very malty with a nice touch of chocolate. Good kick of bitterness at the end. A very tasty and well made beer.
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2011 First rating
Bottle at Delirium Cafe in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Dark brown color, small white head.
Very hoppy scent mixed with some chocolate. Some acid smell as well.
Acid and dark malt taste. Good bitterness.
Rerate on November 12, 2008 at Cafe 3 Små Rum, Göteborg - on 50 cl bottle BB 071112 (last bottle in store at this place, for now).
No notes for this one, since it’s "only" a rerate, new numbers though: 7/4/7/4/15=3.7
50 cl bottle from about 2007, gift from a friend
A lot of the hops character is gone, but now it even more feels like a Barley Wine, it has held up very nicely. Sweet and smooth, very enjoyable, and highly drinkable. Storing this a while seems to have been a very good idea.
Bottle sampled on February 26, 2011
Hazy dark red color, yellow head. Sweet scent. Salty, malty, bitter taste. Alcohol aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark brown with huge head. Very hoppy and some caramel sweetness. Slightly spicy. Large chunks of yeast in the bottle.
Furseth (1947) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2006
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tested 14/10-05. Bottle: Dark brown, clody colour. Aroma of Lots of bitter casade hops! This beer is exploading in my mouth. In the begining the sweet malty, and then Lots of hops is atacing . The finish is smuth and have a long finish.Full body!
This is the first Double IPA I have tested, and it is definitive the best!