Saeglopur (434) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Craft Bier Fest Wien.
Brown body, with a big, creamy, dark beige head.
Aroma of nuts, slight roast, dark berries, tropical fruits, citrus.
Smooth and complex taste of chocolate, nuts, earth, slight coffee, citrus, berries, peach, tropical fruits, biscuit.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter, but smooth, with citrus and dark malts.
Wow, tasty! A really unique DIPA, that is quite dark in look and taste, with a broad, smooth malt body and loads of various fruity hops. Complex and very smooth to drink, ABV isn’t noticable. This was my highlight at Craft Bier Fest Wien!
Frode (308) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 50 cl.
Amber with off white head. Malty caramel, hoppy citrus. Medium sweet and bitter. Long and nice.
Unde (422) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Orange to brown colour, pretty long lasting head and some lacing too. Aroma has citrus, orange, tropical fruits and sweet berries. Aroma starts with orange, then citrus, sweet berries. Maybe some citrus-ish herbs too. Really thick and smooth mouth feel. Bold DIPA and very tasty too.
BobyFischer (105) - FRANCE - NOV 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Je vais surtout parler de ce qu’elle a de particulier en tant qu’IIPA européenne.C’est son maltage.Il est l’élément le plus présent.je ne parle pas de déséquilibre, au contraire tout se marie bien, mais de prépondérance.Cette bière allie les malts de blé, d’orge et de seigle.Ce dernier est particulièrement rare il me semble et confère généralement aux bières quelque chose d’unique.La ROGGEN de THURN UND TAXIS m’y a initié.Comme quelque chose d’amer dans le corps céréalier de cette bière.Ça se retrouve ici.C’est une bière libre et déchaînée.C’est excellent, et vue que nordique ça réchauffe bien (aussi).
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a caramel-orange color with a small foamy yellow-white head that faded quickly but left decent lacing. The aroma was very sweet sugar, tropical fruits, pineapple and fruit cocktail. The flavor was tangy, bitter and a bit sour with pineapple, fruit cocktail, a medicinal presence and a doughy off undertone. Very long tangy fruit cocktail finish. Full bodied and syrupy. Quite nice.
kermis (5743) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours very hazy Amber brown with an off white head. Aroma of cheesy malt upfront, massively so, with grapefruit, pine and resinous hops hidden behind. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Strangely raspberry coming out in the palate on the finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
patricks110 (1777) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty awesome Imperial IPA with a bit of a barley wine esque profile. Pours a caramel amber colour with a yellowish head 2 or 3 fingers high. The nose has significant alcohol aromas as well as a heavy pine and citrus hop laden nose. A bit sweet and malty in the middle with a nice toffee and caramel malt base. Hops aplenty with big lemony citrus notes and resinous flavours. The finish is tangy and lingers on for a while with hop bitterness.
ElDesmadre (1716) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A powerful blend of malty and hoppy notes, ranging from pumpernikel bread, raisins and candy to lychee, citrus, flowers and peach. Fruity and spicy, also a bit boozy. Lots of flavour depth, also lots of sweetness but the senses are distracted from concentrating too much of the latter by means of the depth, the alcohol and the bitterness. That being told, because of the massive, chewy malty body the 100 IBUs are far from being overpowering. Very tasty evening sipper, not the best one from Nogne by far but definitely enjoyable.
HaakonBjerkeli (44) - NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of malt, slightly hoppy but on the low side even for imp. Taste is sweet, some cara, some bitternes. Alcohol in finish.
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"not really what I look for in a double ipa (too sweet, too malty, too thick) but just judging it as a beer...pretty dang good. interesting interplay with the earthy sweet malt and the pine & spice character of the hops. strong aroma and flavor. nice brew, likely overpriced, though, in the bottle."