esp0r (2837) - NORWAY - JUL 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Bought at Ølkonsortiet, Aalborg
Dark brown, thin laced beige head. Nice laces! Smells of roasted malts, citrus, caramel, dark fruits, raisins and plums. Quite complex. Heavy sweet, quite malty. Dark dark fruits, roastiness, some lighter aspects as well. Heavy bitter, resins and earthy aromas at first, then dark malts and fruits. Very oily texture, full body, soft carbonation. An extremely smooth and balanced beer, not typical DIPA i would say, very solid malt base that actually is the most impressive part of this beer. Very nice supportive hop bill too. A masterpiece
Dnomder (30) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This comes across somewhere between a double ipa and a barley wine, and thats ok by me. Lovely light syrup mouthfeel and sweetness with some tropical fruit hops. Yum
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl, new exclusive New Zealandish collab. brew Anno 2012, from Geers Oostakker, complex bitter brew, bitter/malty and slightly woody/fruity, balanced, clear, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!
thewolf (12328) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Deep fat amber with a medium, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is nice, fat caramelly malts, strawberries, peach, piney, red currants. Lots of red berries really. Vinious. Medium carbonation, lovely creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has loads of fat caramelly malts, strawberries again, piney bitter, raspberries. Mildly warming and vinious. A very interesting, dark fruity and full DIPA.
stchloe (1007) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice and strong like an IPA meets an Imperial stout. Hop profile balances smoke scotch notes and strong coffee dark malt body.
Habanero (4493) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2012 Bottled. Pours clear amber with a medium sized beige head that leaves a good lacing on the glass. Nose of fruit, nuts, caramel and chocolate. Sweet flavor with caramel, dried fruits, chocolate and alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Ende up more dry and slightly bitter. Excellent. Bottled. Pours pitch black with a medium sized tan head. Leaving a fair lacing on the glass. Nose of roasted malts and . Sweet flavor with roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and licorice notes. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Ends up more dry and with alcohol notes.★★★★
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby-tinted toffee colored pour. Big off-white head that leaves a little lacing as it slowly falls. Big malty aroma with some hints of hops, biscuit, and cereal. Taste is biscuit malt, tea, slight chocolate, nutty. Nice medium body with a slight tinge of bitter on the back. Pretty dang good.
brnandersen (3567) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2012 0,5 l. bottle poured in to a snifter. Dark red-brown colour with a light tan small head. Powerful and complex aroma with caramel and bread malts, floral and citrus/resin hops a hint of smoke and biscuits. The complexity of three beers added in to one really shows here! Sweet, almost barley wine like taste with lots of caramel and bread malts. Medium to full body creamy to thick texture. Long lasting finish with a lots of caramel malts, dark chocolate, hay and bread and a citrus/floral/resin bitterness in the finish. Another awesome (with an Ø...) beer from 8 wired!
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours clear dark ruby red/brown with a very tiny white lacing. Aroma of candy floss, candied sugars, marzipan, floral hops, caramel. Flavour is a lot hoppier than the nose suggests and the sweetness is subtler. More dried dark fruits such as dates and raisins, maybe some port-like qualities too in terms of richness. Nice flavour, pleasantly bitter, good-but not thrilling.
mcberko (16268) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, pours a dark amber with a small beige head. The nose is pretty much a mix of a scotch ale, a barley wine and an IPA, with caramel malts, dark fruits, and a mild hop presence somewhere underneath - hinting at a fairly high sweetness - also some metallic notes. Flavour is much hoppier and IPA-like than the nose suggests, with caramel malts and maple syrup as the backbone, and some mighty pungent hops screaming out on top. A fairly pronounced hop bitterness lingers on the finish. Not sure I understand the intention of mixing these three styles and also not sure it works overly well. Interesting experiment at least.