bernatbeer (417) - barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
En tirador en el Drunk Monk.
Color bronce oscuro.con buena espuma y buenos encajes .
En aromas se nota mas el alcohol que el lúpulo.Sabor dulce con final amargo.Despues de un par de pintas entra mucho mejor.Muy lograda.
Mas tirando a una barley wine,pero muy buena
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Pours quite a deep, darkish bronze-brown. Aroma is of brown sugar, caramel with vanilla notes and a few hops. Taste is very sweet, with malts dominating. Sweet caramel as well, with hops coming through towards the end. Unusual to have such a sweet double IPA, but I like it a lot. Maybe a little unbalanced (sweet-heavy) but not any less enjoyable for it. Flawed but brilliant. Mmm.
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looked good in the glass and smelt lovely, from there it wasn’t downhill but didn’t live up to the expectations of its appearance and aroma. Bitterness comes late in the taste with the malts a little too dominant for me, overall easily drinkable though not a standout.
D_i (33) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perfect aroma. It should perhaps have been a little more bitter, but the taste is really heavy with a large body. A superb Dubbel IPA but may be to strong...
johndoughty (4133) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very unusual brown/bronze appearance.Poured with a small head and an amazing amount of maltiness for a double IPA. At one point I wondered if there where any hops present.After drinking American double IPA’s this came as a shock.Hops did finally appear. A very pleasant beer-but a double IPA? I dont think so.
AshtonMcCobb (3293) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle. Pours surprisingly very dark, maybe coffee colour. The nose has marmalade and white chocolate mousse - wierd! The taste has pine grapefruit, dried apricots, then earthy, spiceness, parsnip, I think. The palate has a big structure, a big creamy texture then a very dry finish. Overall, I wasn’t sure but the more I drink, the better this gets.
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love the colour of this. Mahogany is the best word I can come up with. It’s a really dark brown but if you hold it up to the light there’s a hint of red around the edges. Head is a creamy colour and sticks around for a while, with some lacing all the way down the glass. There’s a really strong caramel aroma which comes through more than the hops or malt. Resin, malt and caramel on the palate. This is a very, very good beer.
tommann (2956) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is pineapple, mango and bready malt. Taste has pineapple to start. Very mango hoppy, sticky, strong bitter finish.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange. Pours a deep amber with nice 1/2" head. Hoppy nose with touch of earth...but good citrus as well. Caramel comes through too. Flavor starts out hoppy, but is a bit over sweet for my taste.
portableparty (1979) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2011 Bottle to snifter. Pours hazy amber with a off white tight frothy head that fades to a film. Aroma is pungent bitter pine and caramel very resiness. Taste is sweet sugar and bittering pine resiness and malty (very tasty!). Palate is full creamy and sticky dry. Wow this is how I think about DIPA’s and this is AWESOME!