Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ brewpub. A dark copper colour, white lacings. Aroma of strong pine hops, alcohol and fruits. Flavour of caramel malts, hops and alcohol. Low carbonated. Alcohol is overpowering.
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Olde Peninsula.
Poured a hazy dark copper color with an average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
My expectations where met.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 2007 GABF: Pours a transparent amber bronze with a thin tan head. Has a fresh grapefruity hoppy and sweet caramel malty nose. Starts fairly full and caramely sweet with a citrusy bittering hoppy balance toward a slightly warming finish. A pretty decent double IPA.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2007: Poured a hazy amber color with a thin off-white head. Grapefruit juice aroma that pretty much hides the malt. Grapefruit flavor. Malt from the middle to the earthy finish. Medium bodied.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Source: Brewfest, GABF
hazy burnt orange, frothy off white head,
sweet tangerine and orange aroma,
rich caramel malt flavor with lots of fruity and citrus hops, nice lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Silphium (3192) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Olde Peninsula. Deep murky red-brown body, thin-medium tight light tan head. Intensely winey, berry-like sweet body, boozy, with abundant citric hops in both the nose and flavor. Alcohol is warming but pairs nicely with the candied fruits and caramel. Reminds me a bit of Founders Devil Dancer but sweeter and a bit less rindy. More of a barleywine than a double IPA with the huge malt backbone, but I’m certainly not complaining.