Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 50cl. Appearance. It pours a hazy deep peach colored beer with a small light beige head. Not much lacework. Aroma. Pine needles, licorice, homemade caramel, sorbet, old cigarette smoke, grapefruit, pineapple and nasturcium. Flavor and palate. A lot of grapefruit, homemade caramel, pine needles and licorice in the taste. Rather salty. Nice hop profile. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Nicely balanced. Peppery. Reminiscent licorice, grapefruit and nasturcium in the finish which is salty and very dry. Overall impression. I enjoyed this beer s flavor much more than its aroma. Thanks a lot bov for this beer.
ilovedarkbeer (2725) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Orangey brown colored pour with no head. Nose: fruity, brown sugar. Taste is Nice dark malt and sugar and a back end hop bitterness. Not bad.
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Marked as best before December 13, 2009. Not really a DIPA in my book, maybe a English barley wine. Pours with a light brown head that sticks and a hazy brownish body. Aroma of grainy brown sugar, marzipan and light raspberries. Taste is husky with sweet malt and molasses. Syrupy mouthfeel, light bubbles.
mar (5332) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber pour with some froth. nose of malts with caramel and a tiny amount of hops. a little thick on the palate and a big malty flavor. smooth finish with a slight hop aftertaste.
hallinghansen (2990) - Odense SV, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2015 Bottled. Dark orange with small white head. Bitter grapefruit taste. Okay beer, but not my favourite. 6,3,6,3,14
Bottle. Unclear Amber body with a medium offwhite head. Light hops, dark fruit, and a bunch of diacetyl.
caesar (6854) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy copper color, short off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some hop, slight spicy. Slight bitter taste, very malty, some sugary sweetness, cane sugar. Finishes more bitter. Does not remind of a IPA, but more a barley wine maybe.
skortila (5504) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Aroma has grapefruit hops, some malt. Hazy, amber-orange coloured with a lasting off-white head. Taste is bitter with citrus/grapefruits. has some malts as well.
okimand (3) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Stale and dark cloudy with white foam.
Almost sweet, but no dryness or bitterness one might expect from a beer.
Not nearly rich enough for a beer of 9.5 %.
RudeLead (8) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2008 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear and reddish amber with a nice off white head with medium to slightly low head retension. Aromas of malts, some roasted, mellow round hops in the direction of warm pieapple and resin with notes of apple cellar, spices and butter (probobly from an English ale/bitter yeast strain). No volatile alchoholic aromas, despite the pretty high ABV. Quite full Burton’ish, minerally mouthfeel. The roasty malt and butter really comes through in the taste together with some caramel and warm, almost a bit cooked fruityness. Also slightly salty... The hops stay in the background in the taste exept for a slight warm, fruity attack. Medium length. Quite a special double IPA... Kinda like it though. Wee heavy meets ESB meets English IPA?
Bov (12350) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Per Forsgren - cloudy reddish colour with an elusive pale beige foam; aroma of grapefruit and pineapple with a touch of disinfectant; fresh and rounded palate, medium-bodied with a bitter and fairly salty finish; lingering notes of melon in a quite long aftertaste