Rasmus40 (10580) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy reddish amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, oxidized and moderate hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish. 160213
BiddleBrau (916) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this for a long time. Very hazy amber, thinner head but leaves some lacing. Bigger malty nose but not overpowering, hints of citrus and some pine. Flavor is prompt and potent. Hop bite from the get-go, obvious malt profile and green hop flavor. Big and large, not the most clean and distinct tasting. I guess the cloudy appearance is somewhat representative of the over all flavor. Perhaps this could have come across a bit better had I handled it better over the last few years.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, in trade, golden color with strong funky cheese aroma and flavor, not much else, some pine and buttery caramel
madmitch76 (14446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
27th June 2009
Cloudy amber brown beer, thick off white head. Soft airy palate. Deep rich hops with a bitterish edge. Malt is smoth - almost creamy. Soft dry finish with more rich hops and a touch of caramel. Obviously a strong beer but the alcohol doesn’t interfere.
wedgie9 (1836) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I know that this is probably past it’s prime, but I just got this 12oz bottle as an extra in a trade, so here we go. Pours a murky brown orange with a thin tan head that leaves a thin even blanket of lace. The nose is pretty earthy and fruity, it kind of reminds me of a Spanish apple cider that I have tasted. There is still a solid amount of caramel malt, but everything is pretty muted due to the age of this one. The flavor has that same earthy apple along with the malty sweetness and a good amount of bitterness on the back of the palate. I also get a good amount of oxidative nuttiness. The body is thick and full with light carbonation and a long super bitter finish. Although I do think it is past it’s prime, this beer is an interesting adventure, and it is easy to tell that they are using a hop that is not common. The alcohol is also masked very well.
manuchampions (1236) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rate. Pours hazy amber with a large beige head. Aroma of citrus, hops, fruit, and caramel. The flavour is sweet up-front, smooth alcohol presence, citrus, fruit, caramel, with a well balanced hoppy finish.
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber color. Hops in the aroma. This is, without a doubt, one hell of an IPA. Absolutely wonderful.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, pours hazy redish brown with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma is strong pear and sweet citrus hops. This is a big beer. The few years have really mellowed this into almost an English barley wine in nature. Super sweet biscuit malt flavors with some pine and light hops in the finish with lots of alcohol. Really glad I got to try this, although I know what I’m getting is not what this bottle once was.....it’s still good.
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz Bomber – Road trip though Colorado.
Aroma – Big barley wine IPA aroma sweet with lots of Alcohol.
Appearance – Dark amber in color, clear with super thin head.
Flavor – Big barley wine flavors, dried fruit like prunes and a nice alcohol presence. Very light with the oxidation. Nice hops presence.
Palate – Big beer flavors smooth with great Mouthfeel.
Overall – This was a fantastic beer and after 3 years this beer held up well.
jredmond (5249) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at belgian cafe in philly, pa. Pours a cloudy amber body with small off white head. Aroma of sweet malt, citrus and pine hop. The flavor is mostly tamed bitterness, but nice pine finish and aftertaste