GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2008 I got this in SD over the summer and forgot I had written my description down on paper. I just opened my suitcase and found it. Pours a rich, creamy apricot color with a full, creamy froth. Superb hangtime with a lasting, sticky lace. Strong aromas of penetrating hops and thick, choking malts. Full nectar with expansive residual effers that create a nice, creamy texture. This brew really smacks me in the face w/ it’s hopsy bitchslap affect. Strict, cutting, brutal asprin citrus rind pummles the pig fat goopy malts. The malt characteristics have nuances of caramel, blackcherry, and cotton candy. Double Dog is the bomb man. Musculin, burly, robust, and unforgiving yet generous. If grizzlybears drank beer, this would be it. The asprin really digs in and sweep the fat off the floor but it doesn’t let go. Like a full nelson. It feels like my tongue is calcifying as I write. The best thing is that it’s not too grapefruity. It drinks extreme but totally in balance. The finish is long on flavor and bittered beyond belief with it’s asprin talons. I’d call it a DIPA. beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Great beer!! Nice amber color, the nose is nice floral and Full of citrus! Nice and hoppy. This beer can easily be an imperial IPA! Cheers! mempath (15) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
why explain what is obvious (to non-macro, non-snob micro) appreciators of brew? this is stellar stuff at all levels. hopheads and opposite will find much swamp and jungle to explore in this heady brew. remember: it’s virtually 12%...if you like bourbon, focus on the finish..... Fathom22 (2) - Tigard, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2009 does not count
12oz bottle vintage 09ii, they really dialed this batch! I’ve been a big fan of DD for many years but this batch might be their best yet. Awesome color, head and hop aroma. Very balanced and you would never know it was 11.5% until you downed a few :)
I would love to try this batch on tap.
However, the 09FF batch was TERRRIBLE!! I don’t know what they did but they went from their worst batch to their best back to back! silentnoiz (24) - Alabama, USA - AUG 31, 2010
One of my favorite beers along with Dogfishhead’s 90 Minute. Very bold bitter hop aroma and flavor. Complex tones throughout make this interesting every sip.
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - SEP 18, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2016 Intenso color ambra lievemente nebuloso con un cappello di schiuma beige chiaro di medio spessore. Aroma di frutta passita e caramello, con tenui sentori resinosi di luppolo. Investe il palato con note dolciastre e fruttate di biscotto, mou e uva passa che evolvono rapidamente verso un amaro intensamente luppolato che fa a pugni con massicce dosi di malto; il finale vede la vittoria dell’amaro: asciutto, alcolico e persistente. Corpo massiccio, struttura robusta e sciropposa e abv generoso la rendono una birra "spessa" e prepotente, priva di pietà o grazia alcuna. spacemonster (90) - Igo, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
smells really nice but this beer smells and looks MEAN. And? It IS....The small uneven head dissipates quickly, two pulls on the glass and It’s obvious from the lacing this is high octane stuff. The taste is really almost into IIPA territory yet hangs back a bit. The DELICIOUS malts used in this beer then un-sheath their swords. Yikes. The hops are mid-palate and very cool. The bitterness never trying to spar with those deadly delicious malts. This is a damn good beer and seems to me to be almost of a style all It’s own. yy0pp (1610) - - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Bottle 33cl. Klub malých pivovarů. Pours a clear deep copper color with a large frothy off white head. Strong aroma of orange, caramel and alcohol. This beer is PURE GOLD. TorbenJensen (1545) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
It does not leave much foam on top, but at 11.5% it is surely like a barley wine rarely the big foams is expected. The aroma is like a whole fruit farm; plum, apricot, raisin and showed probably a little fresh figs? The taste is very complex. In the first mouthful reminded the me of a too strong mixed lemonade, but it’s an ale that just need time to orientate in all corners of the mouth and mark the territory, just as the predator who is pictured on the label. And it suits me really good, cause with its warming alcohol spreads are also a nice fresh taste of ripe fruit and citrus. It’s all very vinous with a good dose of hops that bears the taste for a very long time. The slightly sour and indefinable flavor nuance in the background. It tastes incredibly good! fuzz3434 (1) - Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2017 does not count
A lot of high test beers end up having a mad dog 20/20 aftertaste. This is by far the best beer I’ve tasted that’s over 9%. It does not taste like a 11.5% beer until you drink 2. Then you are quickly reminded to dial it back unless you want to find yourself streaking through town on a Sunday night.