Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
First sample was room temperature
aromas of citrus hop, grapefruit, strawberries.
looks like an amber ale, no head, no bubbles
hops are in the background and there are a lot of fruity aromas
thick but not as thick as TNP
very bitter, long finish
it should have been chilled
second sample was chilled
smells the same (great!) slightly fizzier and still burns my lips a bit (due to the alcohol)
definitely nicer chilled
maybe more strawberry flavour comes out and hints of orange now as well
there is soooo much happening in this beer but the alcohol makes it hard to sift through.
i could possibly buy the TNP again but not this. alcohol obscures the beer wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle at home from Carringtons, Chorlton. Slightly hazy burnt orange coloured pour with no head. Powerful, sweet, alcohol heavy and hop laden aroma with notes of vanilla and tropical fruits. Slightly sticky syrupy mouthfeel, but slid down silky smooth. The flavour had all the characteristics of the nose with some caramel malts and spice present too, plus of course a big warming boozy kick in the nuts. Whilst obviously being evident, overall the 41% ABV is very well masked. Immense hop bitterness that just goes on and on like the duracell bunny. In beer terms this is the personification of pushing the envelope. A fantastic drink. anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with no head. Has a hoppy bitter aroma with hints of grapefruit. Sweetish malty and very hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a warming malty hoppy bitter finish. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2011
baker with the oddity on 7/29/10.
coppery amber color with no head.
the nose is insane.... dank, resinous, wort sweetness, caramel grain, spicy alcohol and another bag of hops.
the flavor is the same... super sweet but balanced by super intensified hop oils and bitterness. it feels like hop flavored whiskey. it is very hard to think of how to rate it. what evs, it’s good. 8/3/8/4/16/3.9
GRM (4236) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
Sample, draught, at Saint-Bock’s 4th anniversary, savoured on October 16 2010; eye: orangey with a cognac hue, clear, no effervescence, no head; nose: alcohol, sweat, Cointreau; mouth: alcohol, Cointreau, malt, finale in Cointreau, full body, alcoholic texture, rather sweet, not much carbonation; overall: interesting
Échantillon, en fût, bue au Saint-Bock, soirée 4ième anniversaire, savourée le 16 octobre 2010; œil : orangée avec une teinte cognac, claire, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse; nez : alcool, sueur, Cointreau; bouche : alcool, Cointreau, malt, finale en Cointreau, corsée, texture alcoolique, plutôt sucrée, peu carbonatée; en résumé : intéressante
JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle shared by rciesla - many thanks. Deep amber pour - almost still. The nose is massively hoppy. A huge resinous burst of hop oil and resin. Soft and hoppy with a lot of light bright ethanol. Thick and oily palate with a lot of booziness. As it warms up, the hoppiness becomes incredibly intense. It’s like a hop liquor - intense, unique but not at all unpleasant. It’s hard to compare it to beers or IIPAs, because it’s so unique. dantheman278 (1365) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2011
Smells cheesy and boozy, some sort of sweet syrup too. Thick texture with sharp liqueur. Some musky funk with a strong alcohol burn and, incredibly, a hoppy aftertaste. Well-crafted and incredible, but not exactly... nice. kermis (14955) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle from Klooster, shared of course! What more can be said about this beer? It’s simply a crazy experience that any beer lover should try once. cyrenaica (1159) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2011
1.5oz snifter Odland (139) - NORWAY - FEB 10, 2011
I tried this beer on January 17, 2011 at "The Beerbistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer was a translucent golden red with no head. The aroma was alcohol, pine, and hops. The mouthfeel was full bodied with no carbonation and burned going down. The flavour was citrusy hops and tons of alcohol.
Bottle shared at home. Pours golden amber. Oily texture and smells of hops and toffee. Described by the taste panel as a well balanced hop liqueur. Prominent alcohol but not to disturbing. A fantastic IIPA. Meant to be shared.