Ericular (555) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle, 7 days prior to the 6 month limit indicated on the bottle. Pours a nice clear amber with healthy beige head that fades to a ring leaving spotty lacing. Aroma is malt forward, probably due to the age. These guys nailed the expiration date, because the hops are fading fast on this one. I could imagine this being even better fresh, since the rest of the structure is solid. Taste is pineapple juice that’s about to spoil, with bready malts in the aftertaste, just barely avoiding the spoiled hop flavor. Not much alcohol. I’d like to try a fresher sample.
drsandman (188) - New York, USA - MAR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2014 @ rattle n hum NYC. Pours thick golden brown with an off white head. Nose is piney, caramel, malt... Pretty much same for taste, way too malty for my liking.. A tad sweet. Doesn’t taste boozy, but something seems off.. Maybe it’s an old keg but these guys are usually on top’o’that ---Rated via Beer Buddy
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Dense amber with faint, red hints; completely opaque, topped with a beige, silky, creamy foam head. Aroma is floral, perfume-like, dank, wet, & full of spicy hops, pine needles, & white pepper. High hops & high malt, as there’s a big sweetness backing things up, too. Finishing aromas of toast, caramel, light residuals, orange peel, & grapefruit rind. Taste is weedy, dank, & full of pine needles up front... Wet grass, flowers, pepper, & spicy citrus peel. The hops transition quickly, though, to a quite malt-heavy mid-palate & finale. Sugary, toasted caramel & toffee malts with a faint buttery note. Quite sweet, the lingering aftertaste is almost barley wine-esque at this point. Wide gradient from front to back. Thick, heavy, sticky. Starts off nice, but I didn’t love the sticky sweet destination where it ended up.
rob6239 (614) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy dark amber with slight head. Aroma of pine and grass from pour. Taste is medium to strong bitter. Good and smooth. Almost medicinal from the 9% abv but is a good imperial.
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cstram (3) - Waldwick, USA - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hoppy with a bright finish. Absolutely love this beer and easily can drink more than one in a sitting.
rustbucket0873 (268) - Krikville, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance is cloudy amber, with a white head. the aroma is citrus, grapefruit, alcohol. The taste is malt up front with some caramel and citrus, followed by grapefruit and pine. at the very end it finishes with the distinctive taste of the simcoe hops. The palate is heavy, but no over bearing, nice complement with the flavor. Overall this is really good, and its a nice relaxing beer to drink.
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, from base camp in prague. amber with a thin but persistent head; aroma of pine, grapefruit and mango nectar; loads of bitterness, surprisingly dry yet zesty. doesn’t surprise you with the characteristics of its flavour and aroma, just with their intensity
Cuso (4217) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, many thanks to coldbrewky. dark orange color with medium off-white head. Fruity and malty aroma. Taste, solid malty base with caramel followed by nice portion of hops with grapefruit, oranges, mango, lychee, tangerines, orange zest, pines, spices. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
robgibbens (405) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured at World of Beer into tulip glass. Dull orange color, nice lacing. Big hop aroma. Bitter flavor with an interesting chewiness, astringent. Citrus and smooth finish.
Frovigalning (2884) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a shop in Copenhagen. Pine, citrus and grapefruit on the nose. Similar taste with a carmel malty backbone. The hops is slightly faded.