Jow (3923) - New York, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Mystery brew from Kraddel and it’s a doozy. I should reallly look into details on beers before I crack a bomber at 11pm on Tuesday night that turns out to be 17% craziness. Anyways pours flat amber it is an older beer after all. Nose resinous pine and lots of alcohol. Tastes of rhubarb, cantaloupe, pine, medicinal, and tons of boozy wild turkey. Obviously palate is flatter than attended now and finish is sweet withnhot booze. When I visited wild turkey distillery I was ridiculously hung over and I forced down the bourbon, I think this is first time I’ve tasted since. 2nd glass better than first and we’ll see how 3 and 4 go should be buzzy soon. Inbreak (5885) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
16.06.2014, 0,75l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Tiny bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet boozy, caramel malts, grass, oak, thinner, alcohol, dried fruits, hay, leafs. Taste is slightly sweet, dried fruits, grass, alcohol, oak, thinner, caramel malts, hay, citrus peel. Longlasting bitterness, dry harsh boozy mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea...
Bottle 750ml @ ClubGonzoyngwie (17049) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Pours slightly hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, alcohol, orange, raisin, vanilla, coconut and oak. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, sweet, fruity, oak and vanilla finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle, 75cl. An almost clear one, dark golden in color and with a minimal-sized off-white head. The aroma is vinous and piney, with some fluor and pine cones. Alcohol and a booze touch. Some tropical fruits as well as pine cones, resins and fluor in the flavor, the maltyness in the far back. Lots of sweetness. Full body, soft carbonation and a good warmth. Yes, it’s good, even though there’s quite a lot of it. The bitterness is heavy enough to deal with the malty sweetness, some coconut and vanilla hints show up towards the very en. Lasting bitter and warming finish. Ok, I admit it, it’s too warming this one, but the levels of alcohol, bitterness and sweetness match very good. I couldn’t finish a bottle on my own, but I’d be very happy to have it again. 140616 ClubGonzo (5670) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle, shared with BBGTC feat. Yngwie and Meilby. Pours a hazy deep orange-amber body with a small off-white head. Nose is red berries, grass, herbal tones, grains, solvent-like alcohol, hints of wood, bourbon and hay. Taste is sweet syrupy pine tones, red berries, coconut, vanilla, alcohol, hints of hay, nuts and grass. Full body, soft carbonation. Warming alcohol (really? :-P) Pretty nice strong ale, but I’d put it more in the American Strong Ale category than a DIPA.
Theydon_Bois (19483) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle shared at the Mahoosive Friday Tasting, from an IP trade with Kraddel, 03/01/14.
Murky orange amber with a big off white head that eventually collapses to a swirl and edgework.
Nose is sweet, dank hops, bitter orange, pissy, tarte apricot, sugars, burnt caramel.
Taste comprises bitter orange, sweet tasting, light earthy hops, mandarin, bitter aprioct, woody boozey lick.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly cloying, rich warming booze in the closure.
Drinkable, but very much to be shared, a little hot and sweet, as others more a barley wine or strong than a DIPA. some hop presence but in a muted way. madmitch76 (24789) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3rd January 2014Scopey (14707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Mega Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Colin who worked hard for this one. Cloudy amber beer, residual white head. Palate is light and semi dry. Sweetish vanilla caramel. Bourbon and bourbon spice. Little dried fruits. Light dry finish. No way is this a dipa - no discernable hops. BA barleywine and whilst full of flavour a bit messy.
Bottle at the BIG 2-page tasting, thanks Colin & Kraddel! It pours cloudy golden-orange with a small beige head. The nose is stewed orange, peach, booze, wood and sherbet. The taste is stewed orange, peach, booze, tinned fruit cocktail, toasty sugars, light spice and sweet bread with a sweet, warming finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Not exactly what I would call and DIPA...A bit hot and sweet. OK. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle at a big tasting. The infamous bottle cheers to Colin. Pours cloudy orange-amber with a small white head. Nose is tangy lemon and pineapple, very sticky appeal, loads of toffee and honey. Taste is very sticky and resinous, some pine and grapefruit, peachy, touch of bright lemon. Big toffee malts. The heat is big but pales in comparison to the ABV. A super sticky, sweet IPA. Not too bad Leighton (21232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle in London thanks to Colin and Kraddel, who handled the bottle. Pours cloudy gold with a frothy white head. Lots of dry pale malts in the nose, dusty pine. Big sweet flavor with sugary malts, honey, dough, pine needles. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Light warmth to finish, lots of sugary dough and pale malts, more honey, faint caramel. Tasty as something like a barley wine but it is not a DIPA.