tmoreau (3913) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Lunar for a short window of enjoyment before the remainder was destined for greater things inside the recently acquired Heaven Hill barrel. Thanks, Tom Griffin! Snifter served, the color was coppery, with a creamy, off white/light tan head, and etched-like cling to the lacing. Some sweet esters & citrus, resinous & earthy notes were mildly restrained by a definite alcohol presence in the nose. The flavor then boasted intense & lingering hop bitterness, big alcohol, hefty malt, and some fruit-like malt sweetness, all in a full body. An impressive DIPA!