holdenn (2127) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2006
12oz bottle pours a golden carmel with a small fading off white head. The aroma is carmelized sugar rather than hops and in fact the flavor is much more malty than hoppy. Carmelized sugar, brown sugar, alcohol, and pear, with so much malt and sugrarry sweetness the hops hardly even come through. Very thick mouthfeel cover up the taste and burn of alcohol as it goes down and leaves a syruppy resiny lightly bitter flavor on the tongue. Glad i tried it, but over priced and over hyped. drfabulous (8563) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 30, 2006
While an excellent beer, it’s price and mystique (selling it as a single rather than in a four or six pack) is misleading. Malty. Almost a barley wine. I’d like to kick back with two or three of these on a given Fall day, but not at ten bucks a bottle. Ignignokt (1) - USA - AUG 28, 2006 does not count
If you like hops, then this is the beer for you. A damn perfect beer - wish there were a 180 minute IPA!!! Probably one of my top five beers of all time. gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2006
From bottle. Pours a golden hued orange with thin off white head. Sugars visible on the sides of the glass. Nose is dank, resiny citrus, sweet, alcohol spice, rotten pear, sugar plums and grapes. Flavor is smooth, sweet and follows nose with hints of port. Palate is slightly syrupy, a litter bitter and a touch alcohol on the finish. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2006
In the bottle from Wolf Bros. Vintage 2004. Pours dark gold to light amber with a white head. Has an amazing floral candy aroma. Ripe bananas emerge as well. Smells like a glass of Tootsie Rolls. This seems much more like a barley wine. The flavor is extreme, dude. Remarkable taste of pineapples. Super syrupy sweet. This is not beer, it’s a glucose tolerance test. Hops? Oh yeah, the kingpin of bitterness all the way down the esophagus, but you wouldn’t know it due to the huge amount of malt. This reminds me of Fruit Stripe gum- the lemon line version. High heat with big big alcohol. Truly an anesthetic for the evening.
IrishBoy (4233) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Gift from Enniskillen; Sweet hoppy nose, with some caramel; Hazy gold with a small off-white head; VERY sweet yet hoppy flavor with a little bitterness showing in the finish. How can anything this sweet, show bitterness? brown2112 (8) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2006 does not count
I can’t get enough of this beer. The hop aroma and flavor of this beer is completely ridiculous. This is the mother of all IPAs. Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2006
What a Gem. Poured a smooth deep yellow. Not much head. Smelled like cotten candy and caramalized sugars. It coated the palate with a silky blanket-like coat. The finish was hot! Heated up the ears and senses. Delicious for a sipping beer. Another brilliantly brewed elixer from the town of Delware in the state of Dogfish Head. thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2006
I was so psyched to try this monster, but was let down. The pour was a dark golden color, hazy, with a white head. The aroma was of brown sugar and alcohol. The taste is so incredibly sweet that you can’t really get past it. I like big beers normally, but this one is just over the top for the sake of being over the top. I’ll try to age one for about 5 years and see if that helps. maximusud (27) - Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2006
This beer is too much for me, yet it is delicious and makes me want more. The alcohol is almost completely hidden by the rich, dense sweetness and this beer honestly tastes more like a dessert than a beverage. I’m not even really sure what to say about it other than it is well worth trying a bottle.