albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No head to speak of. The aroma is a bit fruity, but the malt comes through as well. This has been ’aging’ for almost a year in the fridge at work so I think the initial hoppiness has toned down a bit. When tasting there are citrus fruit notes with a strong taste of sweet malt mixed together. Bitter aftertaste is present, but does not linger. I get a bit of the taste of an old ale and that may be from the aging in oak during the manufacturing process. This is a good brew, but I would still get the Dreadnaught or Arctic Panzer Wolf before this.
ehaak26 (117) - - SEP 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Lexington Beerworks. Aroma of caramel malts and citrus. Taste is largely sweet with pleasant bitterness compliment.
andrewje41 (2953) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle poured, shared by luttonm. Thanks! Pours a hazy copper orange color with a rocky head. Toasty malt aroma with a clear sweet side to it. Bready malt, orange fruit bite, middle to high bitterness, some dryness as well. Oak for sure. Hop bitter, warming finish. Very nice imperial here.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange color. Aroma and taste are bread, citrus, and some spices.
Sdaniel90 (940) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUN 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 65cl. Sparkling orange with visible sediment and a creamy offwhite head. Aromas of fruity hops, caramel, pine. Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich and smooth. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitterness. Delicious roasted and hoppy character into an exquisite astringent finish. Magnificent.
Percy0103 (653) - MEXICO - JUN 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 650ml. A clear amber beer with a big head and some sediments. Aroma is of citric hops, malt, floral notes and aromatic wood. Medium bodied, with some carbonation and a bitter finish. A great balance between the malt and the hops; an Imperial IPA with a strong English character.
DandyWolfFloyd (1079) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - caramel, oak, and bountiful pine hops, with subtle floral hops.
Appearance - the body is a hazy orange, with a 2+" off-white head. Great foamy lacing.
Taste - has a rich mix of caramel malt. An assault of hops ranging from resin, floral, spruce, and citrus hops that come off mostly as grapefruit in nature. There is also an oak and grain quality.
Palate - body is medium, texture has a slight oil, the carbonation is average, finish is bitter.
mambossa (298) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on a full moon. Pours an iced tea rich copper gold. Soapy, inconsistent lacing. Nose leads with toasted caramel malt, peppery and oozing ripe stonefruit, a dash of pine resin, a hint of baking spice from the oak. Flavor starts off on the sweeter side, beefy and syrupy malt backbone of toasty honey and molasses, a richly drippy ripe apricot and peach, some nice white flower essences happening. Very sticky. Keeps your mouth smacking away at the residual sugar. Dense, ripe, toasty, with the oak lending a nice baking spice, subtle coffee, vanilla, and bright new wood to the equation. A little dense and sweet for me, but has a great forceful bitter bite as the Floyds always make sure of. Worth trying.
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bready malt, herbal and floral hops, and alcohol heat in the nose. Medium bodied and a bit sticky, though the alcohol is hidden well. Slightly sweet, almost syrupy malt backbone. Herbal hops, plum, toffee, a little toasted oak. A pleasantly drinkable IIPA.
Jorn69 (2725) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog............................ Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen 20131016.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with apricot edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention, only slowly settling and leaving large steaks of chunky lacing behind.
Earthy floral hop aroma with grassy resins and subtle pine along with sweet caramel malt and delicate oak. The oak adds another layer of complexity without overwhelming the the hop and malt notes. Some dry char and earthy wood which compliments the floral/earthy hop notes and sticky reins. Sweeter malt backbone with toffee, biscuit, caramel and dark fruit. Really nice combo of hops, malt and oak in the nose.
Flavor is somewhat similar to the aroma but a bit more complex. Much stronger hop profile than the nose suggests with dank, earthy hop bitterness and resinous oils countered by a sweet malt backbone and dry toasted oak. Again, the oak really stands out without overpowering the other notes. This adds another layer of complexity while complimenting the dry bitterness of the hop profile. Pine, grassy resins, and spruce tip followed by caramel, toffee, toast and dark fruit. Oak comes on strong toward the end of the palate contributing to the dry finish. The high ABV is very well masked making this flavorful and complex beer deceptively drinkable.