RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown-amber pour into thick frothy tan head that quickly dissipates into sticky lacing that melts into a pool of swirling foam. Aroma of piney hops, toasted biscuit, and thick caramel. Initial flavor of grapefruit and piney hop that quickly fades away into a sweet roasty toffee finish in which the sweetness of butterscotch-caramel candy dominates.
NORSAND (38) - - MAY 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose: Hops, coriander and white pepper.
Taste & palate: Rich, creamy, lots of spicy, bitter hops which is nicely balanced by the (sweet) alcohol and richness. Very long, spicy hops aftertaste.
Conclusion: Rich, bitter, balanced, massive. But just a bit one-dimensional. Would love to revisit this after 3-5 years of bottle ageing.
anstei (238) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Erzbierschof. Pours almost clear amber. Lots of caramel and a bit of citrus aroma. Very umami taste, almost salty. It seems that strong Nøgne Ø beers are not my style.
SinH4 (774) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange-amber color with white head. Citrus, caramel, lots of booze. Taste is very heavy, boozy, more caramel and hops. Like #100, this one’s crazily heavy, but not bad! It’s not as well-balanced though.
KW92 (280) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 24, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
WYGLĄD: Barwa bursztynowa, opalizujące. Piana drobne, średniej wysokości. Oblepia szkło.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Żółte, słodkie owoce. Zapach marakui i ....mirabelki!!!. W tle nuty kwiatowe.
SMAK: Tutaj również dominują owoce, ale do głosu dochodzi karmel. Trochę ziół oraz cytrusy. Goryczka średnia. Alkohol świetnie ukryty.
OGÓLNIE: Kapitalny aromat tego piwa jest jego wizytówką.
ElManana (988) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle bought at Bierhalle Deconinck. Orange with little head. Nose is hops, citrus, caramel, boozy. Taste is very alcoholic, caramel, some hops, not very good unfortunately.
ston3s42 (33) - - MAY 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark golden brown appearance with almost no head. Full bodied with tastes of toffee, vanilla, nuts, caramel, alcohol, raisin and wood perfectly balanced with a great hoppy aftertaste.
sulawang (700) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Visual: Their signature plain label with just the Ø, but the true excitement is inside. Pours murky root beer brown with a very small head, a thin layer of micro retention, a few micro slow streams here and there.
Nose: aromatic caramel+toffee sweet malt (lvl-7)-pungency
Attack: alcoholic crisp
Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel malt, toffee, nutty, brandy
Finish: subtle soft bitter hops, malty sweet smooth finish.
Summary: This drinks way too smooth for a 10%. Not much bitterness for an IPA, tastes like a strong amber. Good taste:$$$ ratio.
mollegar (3) - Kristiansund, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours copper coloured, with light head. Hoppy, floral, caramel, citrus. Boozy. Everything you’d wish for. Bitter finish with the hops lasting long. Medium to heavy body. Massive beer. An absolute must try. And try. And try...
bbertels (197) - NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. What can one say? This is an imperial variety of an imperial ipa - in all aspects of that term. Divine.
Mindwarp (123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark hazy orange with a small white head. Big aroma of dark fruits. Taste follows the nose with a small bit of hoppy bitterness. This bottle got lost in the mix so it may be a little old but regardless, the flavor is unique when compared to other DIPA’s. A little booziness is starting to be present as it warms. Would like to try a new bottle if I can find one but this old one is still good.