GregClow (3293) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark chestnut-brown body with copper highlights and a slight haze. Thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has a helluvalot of hop action going on, with orange peel and pine making themselves known, but there’s also a load of malt in there as well, bringing notes of cocoa and toffee and raisin and cooked plum. Flavour is a similar combination of bitter and sweet, and quite complex - along with the notes promised by the aroma, there are hints of anise, vanilla, sour cherry, spruce tip, and a lovely sour woodiness hanging around the edges in the finish. Like others, I’d say that it leans more towards being a barley wine than an IIPA, but regardless of how it’s classified, it’s pretty damn awesome. (Update: I entered this review when about halfway through the bottle, and rated it 3.9. Have edited my numbers twice while finishing it, bumping it up each time. As it warms, it gets better and better. Verging on outstanding...)
Evilkniamhel (686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours hazy dark brown. Nose of hazelnuts, burnt toffee, raisins, brambles, molasses. Taste is black cherry, dark chocolate, spices, roasted malts.
graham_murphy (645) - - DEC 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mmm ... somewhere between a double IPA and a barley wine. Nice place to get lost. Quite sweet and subtly boozy with chocolate and caramel from the malt against sweet then bitter pine and citrus notes from the hops. Great batch.
Lele (468) - Padova, ITALY - DEC 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grande american Barley wine. Corpo pieno, aroma e gusto con sentori luppolati, caramellati e un po’ liquorosi. Ne ho assaggiati di migliori, ma questa spicca per il suo equilibrio e "leggerezza", almeno contando che sono sempre 10º!
nudiebear (321) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark red. Notes of pine and green soap. Fresh, hoppy bitter and lightly sweet. Strong alcohol. Good stuff, half year old
S_Side_Smitty (741) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky brown with a light tan head. Aroma sweet feed, molasses and hops(?). Taste is carob-like malts followed by syrupy sweetness and a mild bitter mango-ish tingle at the finish. Nice for a cold Florida day.
Perun (143) - Rostov-on-Don, RUSSIA - NOV 25, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Спирт, карамел& хлеб, но в неправи& пропорц&
SNL (701) - - NOV 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour, small tan head.
Nose is sweet, hints of brown sugar. Taste balanced, but a little note of alcohol.
Full body, soft carbonation.
rami_pl (2429) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rami Rami is drinking a #100 by Nøgne Ø at Kabaty
Takie lesno-zywiczno-bejcowe... Solidne slody w tle. Slodkie. Bejcowe posmaki. W ciemno bym chyba obstawial, ze bylo w beczce chwile. Ciekawe
smmaaren (588) - NORWAY - NOV 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle from Polet. Dark brown colour with big beige head. Aromas of hops, coffee and malts. Taste is bitter with hints of alcohol. Very good.
melush (3309) - SPAIN - NOV 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Cervezorama 2.0, Madrid, Spain
A: Dark brown
T: Malt, caramel, raisins, alcohol.