Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2009
It’s dark, red mahogany with a small, creamy head. The aroma has notes of caramel, fruit, citrus and dark/dried fruit. The mouthfeel is nice and fat. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, caramel, citrus (mostly grapefruit), dark fruit and candy sugar. This very pleasant and nice beer hides the alcohol well. andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2009
Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is sticky caramell and fudge, dense malty with light resinous hop notes. Flavour is big and sticky like a barleywine but with a good resinous hop kick in the end. When I had this fresh at Valby it was a fantastic hop bomb and a true US style I/DIPA, later on the bottles I have had have been either flat or extremely hop tired (or both) and has delivered more of a barleywine, a pretty damn good barleywine though. Nekronos (4174) - Xalapa, MEXICO - NOV 9, 2009
VEyr nice, from the wax in the top and the taste. I got bottle 539. Drank it at Tames river and was delightful. scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Thanks Doug! Batch 572. Dark caramel in the glass, thick, dense with a slick sticky tan head. Earthy topsoil hoppy blended aroma. Dank earthy leafy hops everywhere, subdued over time, not oxidized, just relaxed. ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2009
Bottled at Monks Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy reddish amber colour with a small off-white head. Rich and sappy aroma of pine-needles, resin, black-currant and caramel with touches of cookies, caramelized sugar and grapefruit. Full-bodied with notes of resin, dried figs, pine, oranges, burnt sugar, caramel, over-riped pears and grapefruit. Long chewy medium-bitter finish of grapefruit, resin, caramel and figs. Really tasty stuff but tastes more like a west coast style US Barley Wine.
anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2009
Draught at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty strong hoppy grapefruit aroma with hints of pine needles. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with a bitter hoppy grapefruit hints. Has a sweetish malty long bitter hoppy grapefruit finish. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 11, 2009
Bottle from De Bierkoning: Pours a slightly hazy dark copper amber with a small froth of cream-colored head. Aroma of resiny grapefruity hops and some lightly sweet toasty caramel maltiness. Body starts with a rich caramel malty fullness and a good balance of juicy citrusy hops before a crisp bittersweet, slightly warming finish. An enjoyable double IPA that has good hop flavor, but could use a fresher hop nose. sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2009
DØE Valby 09. Pours cloudy copper with a beige head. Aroma is lots of caramel, medium citrus and grapefruit hops. Flavour is caramel, medium bitterness heavu citrus and grapefruit hop, light alcohol. ekstedt (6944) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2009
From a bottle at SB&WF 2009. Clear copper, medium off-white head. Fruity and sugary aroma with citric hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Dry with medium bitterness. GV (18) - , NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2009
Very dark beer which looks more like porter (or even stout) than IPA.
Nice hops smell, and even more hops flavour in the mouth. Very well balanced bitterness, maltiness and alcohol. Long bitter and hoppy afertaste.
I love that hops flavour and the balance - definitely, one of my favourite beers.