GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL. Pours a full haze orange with higher carbonation. Nose is celery, sugar, sticky. Taste is sticky maple, overcarbonated body. Aerated palate, a bit drained and mineral heavy. Not much flavor wise, pretty bland. Mildly infected perhaps.
dlihcsnatas (595) - Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a decent head that held on for a while and ended with I nice white topping. Smells of caramel and slight toast. Taste is mostly a caramel sweetness with some spicy hints. Really good brew, just wish it was more affordable so I could drink it more often.
Bottle said batch 12... Not sure if all batches taste the same since this one does not taste anything like the description on this web site shows.
Chris78701 (1) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight sweetness, mild maltiness, higher carbonation on the palate,
Very slight woodiness
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours dark amber color with a thin offwhite head. Aromas of spice, clove, yeast, grass and caramel. Honey flavors with yeast, spice and a bit of hops on the finish. Not bad at all.
drsordr (2238) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour dark hazy golden brown. Nose spicy, sweet malt, and hint of sour. Taste sweet malt, Belgian style yeast esters, hint of clove. Sour finish. Fairly fizzy mouthfeel.
ChainGangGuy (4751) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled: 12/13/12. Batch 011.
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, amber-hued body with, well, no head formation, as the bubbles are evaporating nearly instantaneously. A beer that begins with a mewling whimper.
Smell: Minor note of toast and light, lightly husky grains. Beyond ripe, soiled fruitiness of apples, apricots, and peaches. Slight phenolic spiciness with a medicinal hint to it.
Taste: Notably devoid of sweetness from the first sip. Slightly husky, toasty maltiness wrapped in a pervasive sourish that really knocks the wind oughta my sails. A fruitiness of fruits that have gone south a few days prior. A blip here or there of phenols. Finishes fairly flat with a little lingering sourness and meager medicinal tone.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Very low carbonation.
Overall: A beer that is woefully undercarbed and poor tasting doesn’t exactly win me over. Where are they scratchin’ that hippo?
deyholla (9912) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Black Star Co-op. pours a musty amber brown with a gray head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy bread with light spice and a bit of sweetness. Flavor is similar with light spice and funky dark grains with a finish of light grains.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured as the darkest BdG I have ever seen. Nice malty nose and has a great maklt backbone, but a little astringent across the tongue.
glenD (31) - - MAR 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Smells like popcorn. Taste is a weak belgian flavor that I can’t focus on, possibly yeast. Pretty lame beer really. Nothing sticks out to make it taste amazing. If you’re local to Austin go to Middleton brewery in Wimberly and get some real local beer. This stuff just isn’t worth the money.
drfabulous (6295) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 from Whole Foods Austin. Bit of syrup and cola. Light caramel throughout. Bit of a letdown overall.