Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A reddish brown ale with a thin reddish moka head. In aroma, herbaceous hops, vinous notes, raisins, very barley wine like, with smooth notes of alcohol and seaweed iodine. In mouth, a classic barley wine with smooth resinous hops, tobacco malts, quite nice and superbly balanced. Wow! Bieropholie import. Jan 1 2011.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with small creamy light tan coloured head. Big malt aromas of dark caramel, toffee and dark fruits offset somewhat by decent tropical fruit and citrus hop aromas. To me the malt backbone definate dominates the nose. Flavours are super sweet thanks to the malt. Decent hop bitterness on the finish. Full mouthfeel. Decent beer but not my favourite DIPA>
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a tasting, 15th January 2011. Pours a deep amber, with a small off white head, good lacing. Quite tropical in the aroma to go along with the pine. Bit boozy on the first couple of sips, but soon the tropical fruits start coming out, along with a hint of red berries. Slightly oily in body, nice bitterness at the finish.
Fin (6629) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle that Jan & Charlotte passed to me at Essen, Kerstbier, Belgique, consumed 25.12.10 Pours hazy dark golden with small off-white head. Very soft in the mouth, lovely hoppy nose, big body & full flavoured with grapefruit infused with a floralness, really floral in taste. There is also an exotic tropical fruitiness flooding through. Good beer. A7 A3 T8 P4 Ov16 3.8
bmeup (485) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
You find one every now & then that’s just what you wanted & this is it. Probably a bit one sided for some, but for hop heads just fine, Hop Heaven. Big & sweet caramel with hops of pine & citrus. Looks mysterious, even dangerous, and it is. Awesome, awesome.
gam (2904) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin head the carbonation is above medium a murky orange brown pour aromas caramel brandy toffee fruit brown sugar soy like grain flavour taste of citrus peel for bitter caramel brandy smooth toffee resinous touch brown sugar pink grapefruit touch cracker of a beer finish smooth as silk full flavoured gentle aftertaste that lasts
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber. Loaded with exotic fruit hoppiness. Good balance of malt. Alcohol is well checked and the palate is full but not syrupy. Enjoyable.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy reddish amber pour with a lasting, fluffy beige head. Aroma is very hoppy with orange, peach, mango, grapefruit and pine, but also has a strong malt backbone. Flavour is still very hoppy, not quite as fruity as the aroma but with stronger pine, grass and herb notes, plus notes of toffee, molasses and nuts. Mouthfeel is light and slightly oily with lots of soft carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Very nice IIPA, smooth, well balanced and easy to drink.
mitchgt (65) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Funny how falling feels like flying. For a little while. Brown orange pour. Tainted white head. Pretty good beer, even at this hour. Explosive orange nose, trending toward spice. BIG HOPS! "it’s a little saucy" (perhaps a bit too syrupy). And maybe a bit too sweet. But I pick -- its a fine brew, true to the style.
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of caramel malt in the aroma. Somewhat floral hop aroma. Pours a deep amber color with a nice dense head. Lots of malt flavor. Hops are not the dominant flavor, but do help this from being overly sweet. Some spiciness that may come from the yeast used. Big and chewy with hop flavor buried under all the malt. Nice beer. I was expecting way more hops than this presents, but the malty sweet flavors are nice and there is no hint of the 9.5% ABV in the flavor.