FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (Koht Winter Auction, Tallinn)
Yay, I won one! Lovely fruity berry aroma, tons of caramel. Taste so full of vanilla toffee. Both fruity hops and bitter pungent component too. Medium palate, more IPA than IIPA. Finish has dry rye huskiness and acidity. Bloody excellent DIPA, a style I’m not normally a fan of.
martjoobolut (2620) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 8.5 % (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours amber with huge light beige head. Aroma is caramel, sweetness, citrus. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, citrus, tangerines. Finish is citric bitter. Overall: very good.
pils70 (124) - - OCT 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color rosso rubino. Al naso e al palato una bomba di agrumi e frutta tropicale. Un capolavoro da un grande birrificio.
King_Alex_II (1063) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark ruby brown color with very thin foam. The smell is quite malty and has a certain sweet note. The taste is sweet malty and has a oily finish. The aftertaste is creamy oily and has a certain sweet malt note.
SinH4 (2185) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown-amber color with big beige head. Big caramel and citrus fruits, peaches. Lots of soothing piney juice, hop and malt kick, very sirupy sweet mouthfeel. Warming peach finish, Amarillo typical. Very nice, but a bit too sweet to be over the top.
oliodnb (634) - ITALY - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle shared. Pours muddy orange with one finger of creamy beige head. Aroma is some tropical fruits, citrus, sweet malts, alcohol. Taste is sweet malts overwhelmed by a ton of hops. Strong vegetal dry bitter finish, medium body, a bit too watery, medium carbonation.
Robybusta (8) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ottima IPA dal colore scuro. Il gusto classico e forte della IPA. 8.5% ed è perfetta.
Sarpa (1288) - FINLAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75cl @ Danilo. Pours hazy dark amber, beige head. Sweet caramel, fruits, resin in the aroma. Resin hops, sweet fruits, caramel in the flavor.
olio (8808) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ hotel room, Rome. BBE 10.12.2015.
Pours dark amber color with a large lasting head. Lots of sweet fruits on the nose, caramel, some resinous hops and some malts. Sweet fruity flavor, mango and orange mostly, caramel malts and resinous hops too. Maybe a tad too sweet but still a good fruity DIPA.
laiti (7894) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ hotel room, Rome. BBE 10.12.2015
Aroma is somewhat musty with strawberries, toffee, caramel and hay. Flat palate, low on CO2. Flavour has strawberries, grapefruit, caramel, toffee and gluey notes. Finishes with woody notes and tobacco(!). Too much strawberries here.