larsga (7629) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
Smallish offwhite head. Clear amber body until I poured the dregs in.
Full toffee raisins and nuts aroma with earthy alcoholic notes.
Intense sweet toffee and syrup taste with resiny notes. Full-bodied.
Sharpish, hot mouthfeel. Bitter resiny fruity aftertaste with syrupy
toffee notes. Lingering wooden notes. Age has mellowed this into
something that’s not exactly easy drinking, but neither is it
offensive. Very full of flavour, and not exactly balanced. (0.33l
bottle, I have no idea where from. BBD July 2023.) jspronck (159) - BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2015
Cloudy orange color with white head, hoppy and malt aromas. In mouth, caramel, honey and citrus, sweet, thick creamy texture, strong but surprisingly well hidden ABV HomerBeerOdysy (103) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
APPEARANCE - Opaque, cloudy, no head, some lacing, amber.
AROMA/SCENT - Hops, sweet, pine, malts.
TASTE - Hops, bitter, pine, nutty, caramel, brown sugar, bread, toffee
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Thick, no carbonation, smooth, creamy, warming, heavy, syrupy.
VALUE - $7.99 for 12-oz bottle. Good deal for import?
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - ABV surprisingly well-hidden. I wish there was a bit more carbonation, but what do you expect at ABV 14%? Stuu666 (14618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
Bottle at home. Sweet, fruity hop nose and flavour. Toffee malt and strong alcohol flavour
SG111 (1981) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Bottled. Drinking this 02/24/15. No idea what the bottling date is. Pours clear orange ruby color. Small white ring of lacing. Aroma is like a really hoppy barleywine. Lots of heat from the 14%. Sweet sticky toffee, some fig and date notes, maybe a bit of burnt sugar, honey, some citrus (orange), grapefruit. Very complex aroma. Flavor is hoppy, boozy, lots of toffee, fig, vanilla notes. Bitter finish. This drinks 100% like a barleywine. Hoppy finish. Reminds me of 21st Amendment’s lower da boom (which is a favorite of mine). I’ve been told this drinks like aged DFH 120. I have never had DFH 120, but that’s supposed to drink like a barleywine over time. This is exactly that. Great beer.
GarrettB (1639) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
June 20th, 2013 - Here’s a Double IPA that’s like a delicious, Danish breakfast in a bottle. Why? The aroma chockablock full of tasty early morning ingredients: caramel and sweet apple (pancake toppings) and the very underrated American cereal "Apple Jacks." For the more natural breakfast food consumer, there’s also a nice sliver of mango in the aroma. The flavor brings more carbohydrates, including rye and buckwheat pancakes, and something uncharacteristically breakfast: a heavy booze notes. The aroma and flavor deliver very different experiences, but I enjoy both, and regret seeing the "Retired" tag here. villevav (505) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Tuoksussa runsaasti appelsiinia. Todella voimakkaan humaloitu maku; jonkinlainen humalan saturoitumisraja lienee jo saavutettu. Korkea alkoholipitoisuus jättää suuhun hieman suolaisen jälkimaun. slowrunner77 (12594) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"The Mikkeller version of a 120 I guess, though this seems at least a little closer to an IPA. Smells of citrusy and floral hops, along with a healthy dose of sweet biscuity malt. Quite sweet and moderately bitter flavor. Candied citrus and a bit of pine or evergreen. Feel is full, and a bit sticky. Well carbonated and good head for such a strong beer. Alcohol definitely shows as this is very warming, but not hot for the abv." POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2014
Cloudy orange color. Fresh hoppy. Intense burning alcohol following fine with the heavy hop flavor and high bitterness. miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.