400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 31, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I think I got a bad one............Lot A 3 09. I know this size beer would change considerably over time and unfortunately I just picked this beer up a couple weeks ago. Pours very cloudy deep amber, aroma is slightly raisin with a metallic ting. Tastes of copious hopping with lots of malt to support, but I think I got to this beer too late as it has an enourmous alcohol presence and I can feel it going down. I can only imagine this beer served fresh and hope someday to enjoy one.
Douberd (4309) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Struise / Mikkeller Elliot Brew) 330 ml bottle at home, served into a shaker, vintage 2013.
Dark orange colour on the body, with lazy activity in it, a bit hazy. Two fingers of thick off-white head on top, with very good retention.
Aroma of caramel malts, oranges, biscuit, faint citrus, light tangerine.
Taste is quite bitter, with oranges, orange peel, citrus, grapefruit, pine, caramel malts, notable alcohol, grass, biscuit.
Medium thick body, good carbonation. Very dry on the palate.
oRos (1498) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch one so it’s been aged 7 years. Pours muddy brown with no head. Aroma of toffee. Taste is Carmel an dark fruits. Not a dipa anymore but aged quite nice
Lele (336) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Imperial IPA che non mi ha particolarmente colpito. Da colore ambrato e dalla schiuma non persistente, al naso presenta note caramellose, di frutti rossi ed erbacee. In bocca, all’inizio si avverte la dolcezza del caramello, ma che evolve subito in un amaro erbaceo che persiste sulla lingua anche nell’intenso retrogusto. L’amaro, però, ricopre altri sapori, e questo fa sì che la birra mostri soprattutto 2 sentori: il caramelloso e l’erbaceo. Birra comunque dissetante, ma che risulta un’eccezione (un po’ sul negativo) rispetto alla vasta gamma delle delizie Struise
altonbrownd (5103) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/24/2009 1:37:39 PM Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Opal body with frothy head. Very hoppy nose. Bitter taste with lots of hops. A wonderful IPA. Fruity and ginger, sure. But hops and bitter aplenty. A superb beer. Love it.
PauloAG (251) - BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours orange with white off head. A bit piney, herbal, orange peel, tangerine, peach, floral and a bit caramel. Nice bitterness. Stays coating the mouth but it gets never harsh. I am not sure if the whipped cream head with a low carbonation body, much like Guinness, is a good idea. I kind of missed a more intense carbonation once and a while to push around all that hoppy goodness. A great brew anyway
Nische (1647) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
130 IBU. Hazy reddish amber. Thin cream coloured head. Aroma is caramel, honey, rye bread, apple, hay and some alcohol. Taste is rye bread, orange, honey, grass, apple. Holds up well even though the hops are mellowed out by age.
liinis (1763) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2011 IBU216. Strong hoppy character aroma and flavour. hazy orange colour. lots of lace leaving head. Not too bitter as a imperial IPA many times is. balanced by sweetness. Happy to have found it.
ippopotamo36 (1256) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At the Alvinne Craft Beer Festival in Vichte-Belgium with markoijelana. Ciao. Pours orange hazy, off-white head. Nose: amber caramel malts, mild citrus notes. Mouth: a bit too aggressively bitter, malty in a way but not that terrific.
airrick2003 (846) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: pours with a large dense dark beige head, the beer is a darker amber, very hazy,
Aroma: faint malt caramel, potpourri spice, lavender, very faint
Taste: strong bitterness, very strong malt backbone, strong alcohol finish,
Palate: lively carbonation, heavy mouthfeel, very strong bitterness on the aftertaste
Overall: very good but such a big beer you can't drink much of this fast, very bitter, very malty at the same time
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PotjeBier (2422) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Schooltje. Dark amber color. Big of white head, like whipped cream, goed lacing. Aroma’s: resin, weed, some tropical fruit. Retronasal it seems a bit old, raisins, resinous, fruit. Flavor is moderate to full bitter. Medium bodied. Long & bitter finish.