essexcalf (172) - Essex, - JUN 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle). Pours huge, foamy, thick cream white head (which tastes delicious). Slightly hazy amber, some suspended sediment. Medium carbonation.
The aroma isn’t as pungent as i was expecting (a huge whiff of fresh hops and citrus was what i thought this would be bringing); it’s quite subtle and smooth: Sweet caramel malt, candy sugar and lots of fruit and spice aromas. A fair bit of esteriness (pear? bit of banana?). A more mellow, spicy, soft and sweet-fruity sort of hoppiness. Some slight tropical fruit aromas. Also quite a lot of sweet, vinous alcohol aroma. Taste is fairly sweet, similar to aroma; lots of complex sugars, fruitiness and spiciness. Quite complex and warming almost. Lots of boozy alcohol, sweet liqueur-like texture and flavours; fruity sugar (raisins, dates?). Mostly sweet throughout, but ends on a slight bitter-sweet finish, with an unusual tangy twist, with some spicy, herby hop flavours and bit of grapefruit. Packed full of complex, oily hop flavours.
Body is medium, but also has a lightly syrupy texture, slight bit of astringency on finish.
I’ve never had a beer with such a thick, almost solid head; it’s almost like uncooked meringue. Had to give it a 5 for palate because of the awesome head (though it didn’t last forever), as well as the nice, sticky, liqueur-like body.
An interesting, complex and satisfying beer, very nice, though it is a tad sweet and could be a bit sickly.
DavidWoodruff (380) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of malt, some mild citrusy hops and candi-sugar. Hops come out in the flavor more distinctly as well as a roasted note within the malt profile. It is big, malty, hoppy and it even has a long bitter finish. Lots of levels of flavor here.
bernatbeer (417) - barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Web tirador biercab. Como siempre buen lupulaje sin pretensión de oxidarse fácilmente. Bien
ThirstyBird (761) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange/brown with a lofty light tan head. The smell is caramel, floral hops. The taste is tart & tangy fruit, licorice. Body is medium and a bit oily with nice subtle carbonation.
Frederik024 (17) - - OCT 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours with the biggest rockiest most lasting head I have seen in ages. Aroma is sweet caramel, fruity hops with no edge, a bit soapy,freshly risen dough.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled, thanks mowbeer. hazy amber orange with a persistent head; aroma of grass, pine and lacquer; loads of cakey sweetness with creeping bitterness and traces of earthy spice. warming and very pleasant
jerd16 (69) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours alloy orange with off-white, almost tan, two-finger head. A robust looking beer. Aroma is very piney, with some alcohol and hints of citrus and strawberry. Palate is wonderful, small bubbles create a velvety mouth-feel. Taste is predominantly pine with some grassy hops and a balanced bitterness also some sweet caramel-malt. Beautifully rounded beer.
sdmmb (253) - USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle purchased from Malting Pot. Very hoppy IPA with IBU of 216. Strong albeit pleasant after taste.
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ElManana (102) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy amber beer with a decent, off-white head. Fresh and earthy aroma with some mix of grassy and alpha hop. Bitter and lightly malty, with some citrus and dry-grassy notes. Refreshing. Alcohol fairly well hidden. Not as bitter as I would have thought for a double IPA, but I think that works out for the best. Not my favorite Struise effort, but even their experiments excel.
Falstaf (53) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bière ambrée au col couleur crème. Arôme d’agrumes,de fruits exotiques et de malt. Goût fruité et épicé. Bel équilibre d’IPA. Parfaite !
BRW (442) - Barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Borefts. Amber colour with white head. Malty and caramel aroma. Bitter, malty and caramel taste, some herbal and resinous hops. Medium to full body.