pictoman (1185) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
Poured from 330mL bottle. Very active pour. Hazy, golden orange with huge off-white head. Lots of caramel and citrus on the nose, quite malty. Flavour quite malty with a bit of sourness and a dry finish. Some hints of wood and decent amount of grapefruit. Medium body. Good, but the balance is quite there. Christos (5885) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
Bottle at home, 330 ml, into a snifter, ABV 10.5%
Very dark copper orange, quite clear body. Huge off-white head, soapy, with good retention, leaving spots of lacing around the glass.
Aroma has lots of vinous notes, light hops struggling to surface beneath all thath wine, old wood, some malts.
Taste is also quite malty, again lots of vinous notes, alcohol, some peaches.
Medium body, good carbonation, mildly dry palate.
Tasty beer but I reckon barrel aging for IPAs does more harm than good. Mjp12 (1974) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
UPDATED: APR 9, 2014 Cloudy dark orange colour, with thick white head, you can taste the de molen influence on the beer, very complex finish. MarcoDL (5321) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
Very malty and vineous aroma. Tastes hoppy, mostly aromatic, with a strong malty body. Some sweetness of the aging as well. Decent, bit too malty and too less hoppy. john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Keg Half Pint at White Horse European Beer Festival 2012, Parsons Green, London in Aug 2012 - Reddish Amber Brown in colour. Aroma and taste are very vinous, winey, grapey. Very Fruity; grapefruit and orange citrus and tropical fruits. Hoppy; piney resinous and slightly peppery hops. Malty; toasty malts, some toffee. Alcohol quite evident; pronounced taste of dry white wine. Bitter-sweet throughout; fruity and dry. Dry bitter hoppy finish. Unusual but good. Nice vinous IIPA!
Oakes (18557) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2014
Muddy brown. Aroma is quite vinous, a bit woody, and has some alcohol as well. Sweet, bit of bubblegum, then chardonnay, then a lot of candy sweetness, cut only by a bit of alcohol. Interesting, but clearly not for everybody. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber orange beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is very malty, slightly alcoholic and has some fruity notes as well. Big caramel presence, hops have faded. Flavor is rather sweet and malty again with touches of booze. Juicy hoppy influence and well balanced. Alcohol burn is not noticed. Light cloying mouthfeel, bittersweet aftertaste. Decent DIPA, that’s exactly it. allmyvinyl (10933) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
330ml bottle from Brewdog Edinburgh. £12! Ouch. Hazy amber put, thick white head. Big floral hop nose, some white wine. Bitter taste, wood notes. Clean finish. Good, but pricey. Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Appearance: Hazy amber/copper with 2 finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Bread, vinous, acetic marzipan (not vinegar but not marzipan in between......weird), certainly smells like wine.
Taste: Medium bitter and sourness with low/medium sweetness.
Palate: Thick grainy texture, light/medium texture, average carbonation, lingering vinous, sharp, malty finish.
Comments: Very good and lace. mike_77 (7029) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2014
Copper colour. Aroma has floral hops, caramel malts and a bit of bread dough. Explosion of flavour. It’s tart and fruity with some pineapple. The bitterness is moderate and the sweeter elements are balanced well by the tartness.