nsquishee (638) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I would say this is like a triple or quadruple IPA with slightly less malting and thickness than you would expect. Huge hops and fruity, citrus notes. Very boozy nose and finish. A very pleasurable sipper though, because you know you are getting good flavor combined with the intense waft of booze.
slowrunner77 (10088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aged bottle shared 4 ways. Alcohol a little hot, and flavor a bit muddled, wether with age or always is hard to tell. Lots of oak and malts competing for your attention and a light piney bitterness. Doesn’t seem like this needed to be 15%, but it served it well sitting for a few years.
koleminer20 (2439) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Enjoyed this one at the Brew Crew Bash in Ann Arbor on May 21. This one was poured from a 750 mL bottle. This was had side-by-side with Surly Five, and this one paled in comparison. Paled hard. The pour is a hazy brown-ish orange color with a thick cap of ivory colored head that lingers, leaving a decent amount of lace. The aroma is very woody and sweet. There is a decent caramel and toffee to it, with a strong spiciness. I can’t place the spices, it’s just a blast to the nostrils. The booze is pretty heavy here as well. There is a light bitterness on the finish, but it doesn’t help. The flavor is equally as strange. There is the spice right up front, and it slowly moves through a decent booziness and into a soft woodiness and the bitter pine on the finish. It’s like a cross between booze and an overly-hopped American barley wine. The mouth feel is decently thick and viscous with a soft carbonation that lets the bitterness cling to the palate. It’s not the best flavor to hang around, that’s for sure. I got to try it, but damn am I glad it was just a pour.
sunevdj (3947) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at CBC 2013. Pours a clear orange with a small off-white head. Quite bitter with a moderate sweetness. Hoppy aromas of pine. Lots of alcohol. Medium bodied. Almost no carbonation. Long bitter finish. Too much alcohol.
GTAEgeek (1927) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to my old Secret Santa for this bomber. Hazy, orange color, with a small, bubbly, beige head. Toffee, cereals, orange peel, and caramel. Sweet, with a strange bitterness and off sourness. Very heavy body, sticky, acidic, and syrupy. This is a very strong beer, but it has an off flavor.
BuckeyeBoy (5963) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours out a golden topped with a small head. Nose is very fruity mango pineapple pear barrel vanilla and spice. Taste is more of the fruit combo along with a barrel presents vanilla toffee and nice cereal malt.
ljthiessen (1125) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange-amber pour with a thick off-white head. Caramel, honey, woody notes, an interesting spiciness and funky character - kind of like cedar. A slight boozy hotness, but less than expected at 15%. Pretty nice, but a bit odd.
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - AUG 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap. Clear golden orange color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, citrusy fruity, alcoholic, perfume notes. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Side Project tasting night; cold deep orange pour with a thin white head, aroma has sweet marmalade, taste is really big booze, tangerine, sweet toffee, some apple, nice.
fiveacestx (928) - Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - I needed a high ABV drink after spending 10 minutes trying to get past the f***ing wax on the top of the bottle. Has a dirty orange plum look to it. Dark fruit taste, some spices and alcohol. Probably would have been better a few years ago when I bought it.
ICEatALAMO (1301) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour is a light clear orange. The aroma is sweet and spicy mix. The taste has some booze to it, but a good mix.
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