gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2017 jimgraz (11) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is not for everybody. A very different product that manages to interplay heavy malts up front with bittering hops on the back end and nice floral notes throughout.
Drank from a 12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.
It poured a nice copper to red color with a thin, white head that lingered through most of the beer and excellent lacing.
Big, sugary malt backbone moves into citrusy and piny hops. All of the malt and hop flavors are very foward and very potent, though they stay short of a medicinal or syrupy chracter. What was most impressive was that, despite the potent flavors, there was not a harsh aftertaste.
Though some may disagree, I think this finds a unique balance bewteen malts and hops that is worth a try. Very pricey for a store-bougth bottle of beer, though and my wife and I split a bottle as an appertif and were both very pleased with it.
Small sized head rich orange pour very misty mild carbonation aromas caramel pine nut citrus stone fruit the flavours brown sugar caramel pine grapefruit peach pear bitter is the taste of a grapefruit pip strong good resin note lovely sugary sweetness typical of a good DIPA when all the malts and hops come together well that lovely crispness this is good Iznogud (3805) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml, courtesy of Max. Shared with him and rest of the crew. Pours dark orange to amber with off-white head. Caramel, malty, moderate hoppy, ripe citrus, pine. Quite sweet with lasting bitterness. This one seemed a bit old and on its way to barley wine land. aussiealchemist (52) - Berwick Victoria, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle from Purvis Richmond at friend Brian’s place. Pours deep orange small white head. Aroma is pine resin, guava, burnt orange and some dank forest floor. Flavour is massive sweet malt with plenty of pine resin and burnt orange peel. Taste is quite sweet considering the huge hop bitterness. Palate is very silky and full. Overall it is really more a hoppy barley wine. Very nice but really a sipper, not something you could drink much of. Nische (2236) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2017
Bottle at home, aged for about a year. Clear dark amber color. Medium size, dark yellow bubbly head. Big tropical fruity hop aromas, caramel, some booze evident. Similar taste with a lot of punch. Resinous finish. oobawa (1405) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2017
Not sure what defines the line between a triple IPA and a hyper-hopped barleywine, because I’d easily classify Devil Dancer as the latter in a blind tasting. That being said, it’s still a pretty delicious beer, big and malty as hell, thick streams of caramel and dark fruits backed up by a vicious citric/pine hop attack. Clingy, resinous finish retains the initial sweetness, but never grows cloy. Citrus pine nose doesn’t hint at the massive malt presence, and the pour comes out a dark red-brown with a modest head and tons o’ lace. Not hot despite the ABV. Good brew.
vinivini (2419) - Gomel, BELARUS - APR 13, 2017
Hazy amber. Moderate off-white head. Big malty nose. Melon, honey. Tropical fruit are also well detectable. Nuts. Full body. Medium dry taste. Melon, honey, nuts. Medium citrusy bitterness. Delicious.rob19a (352) - - APR 8, 2017
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17/20 bit of a blockbuster. Huge taste, huge alcohol hit, big complexity. Also huge bitterness but that's masked by the big initial taste. A bit of a monster but bloody good. 12% abv
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Hazy, dark red amber. Light beige froth. Strong pine and caramel aroma. Some grapefruit too. Sweet flavour, caramel and piney bitterness. Warming alcohol. Good - and very nice with cheese by the way... mice (965) - FINLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Hazy, red brown beer with mediun light beige head. Aroma is very strong with malts, caramel and wood. Taste has malts, grape, wood and alcohol. Strong citrus bitterness, which still stays in balance. Full body. Nice, quite special. CacheManyHose (725) - HONG KONG - FEB 20, 2017
Bought from 啤酒阿姨 in Shanghai. Drank w Matt at home. Pours a ruby red-brown with a medium sudsy off-white head. Smells of flat sweet crystal malt; lots of fig, plum and candied fruit; thick and sharp and a bit spicy; toasty slightly nutty bread; booze; dry peppery resin. Taste is heavy herbal resin bitterness; sharp and sweet; boozy; dry finish. Body is quite thick, a bit sharp, moderately bitter. One year old bottle that tastes and smells musty. Lots of malt, resin and booze but a little sharp and thick and unbalanced.