sulawang (1172) - - MAR 21, 2016
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours deep mahogany brown with a long lasting ultra-creamy small head, sticky micro lacing, super fine layer of 1mm retention, clusters of snail speed streams near the surface.
Nose: toffee barley malt. (lvl-4)-pungency
Attack: superfine creamy smooth, thick-dense mouthfeel, suspended micro CO2
Mid-palate: grapefruit bitter hops, (lvl-5-sweetness), toffee toasted barley malt, resiny, trace metallic
Finish: sweet-heavy alcohol hit, dry rye malt.
Summary: Super duper creamy mouthfeel unlike most others, stealth 10% ABV hits hard once it’s all over. Very drinkable, up there. That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2016
12 oz bottle. Clear dark amber pour with a white head that disappears quickly. This is so oxidized. Smells like cardboard and cereal. Shocking flavors no doubt. Almost poured it out. eduardovl (1467) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2016
330ml bottle served in a goblet glass. Enjoyed @ Craftissimo - the best craft brew bottle shop in Hong Kong! Thanks Ronny!
A: Pours a deep amber color forming a medium and persistent tan head with lots of lingering lacings left in the glass.
S: Nose is a must for rye beer lovers: It smells rye! :). Strong notes of toffee, caramel malts, pine, resin, grapefruit.
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Rye, caramel malts, grapefruit, resin, pine, zest. Intense and persistent hop bitterness punch finish.
M: Heavy body. Average carbonation. Rye, grapefruit, resin, pine, zest in the aftertaste.
O: Good drinkability. Great Rye IIPA! drsordr (2776) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Bottle pour brownish copper with moderate ecru head. Nose toffee, dank, molasses, sweeter malt. Taste moderate bitter bite up front then bready malt, dank, toffee. Mid palate moderate sweet. Late palate peppery rye then long bitter finish. sinfull (1728) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Deep , amber color . Big off-white head. Malt dominates in aroma with pine ,and some spices on background. Hops dominate in taste with malt on background. Strong , hoppy bitterness in aftertaste.
tfontana (1041) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle pour into pint glass from Globe Drug. Aroma is strong caramel with alcohol--similar to barleywine. Appearance is hazy orange-brown with off-white head, nice sparkle and trace lacing. Taste is strong caramel with alcohol. Palate is medium bodied with slippery texture, soft carbonation and pleasant warm feeling in the stomach and sweet fruity/floral alcohol finish. Bitterness is experienced in the back of the mouth/teeth rather than aroma/taste. Overall, I might doubt my rating a little since this is likely a little old (is there any other kind from Globe Drug?) but the consistency with other ratings tells me this is more on than off. A nice sipping beer--strong with copious caramel maltiness and the alcohol comes through, but in a nice way. But, with the balance toward the malty side rather than hoppy, this suggests to me that it was a bit old. Stuedmaster (352) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2015
This smells and tastes more like a barleywine than a Double IPA, which others have noted. From bottle, dark amber pour with a medium off white head. Aroma of spicy rye, pine, caramel, toffee, resin, and grapefruit. Potent sweet caramel and toffee are balanced by herbal and resinous hops, boozy and strong, fruity flavors. Medium body, oily texture, light carbonation. Easy to drink for 10% abv. Well done, a unique strong ale, would repeat. ZacM612 (748) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Dark amber with a little haze and a medium beige head. Aroma of pine and sweet caramel malt. Aptly named, sweet flavor with a nice hoppy finish. mfhennig (285) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Dark, clear amber pour, off white head. Spicy, pepper fragrance. Very smooth and drinkable.
This one kinda jumped into my cart. Excellent brew!
Beerdedone (3432) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a short off-white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, rye and citrus. Flavor of caramel, rye, pine, grain, fruit and light toffee.