Lubiere (10721) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, July 16, 2005. Hazy blonde ale with a thick off-white head. Nice malty aroma with strong oregano notes. Sweet malts with oregano and other savoury spices. Rich and lingering alcohol warmth. Medium bodied.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wasn’t feeling this one. I couldn’t taste or smell bourbon or wood until it got very warm. Just another thickly sweet Belgian Strong. If you’re going to say triple on the label, give me a triple. Too much body here for how I like my triples. Perhaps I was in a bad mood and should re-rate at a later date, but for $15 a bottle I won’t be buying any more soon. Still, high quality to be sure, and a valued effort at an interesting brewer’s twist.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(750 ml bottle, bottled July ’05, 11% ABV) Pours cloudy orangish-yellow. Thin fizzy white head holds firm, especially deeper into bottle. Aroma: mixture of vanilla, wood and alcohol. Fine white lacing on sides of tulip. Mouthfeel smooth and full. Taste: alcohol right off the bat and right on through, cloaked in a pleasant veneer of vanilla, whisky and cherries. I was feeling a buzz off this almost right away. This one grew on me with each sip, as its character continued to develop. Very fine stuff.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured golden with practically no head. A bit of a let down in terms of the presentation. Aromas of banana, vanilla. white wine, courant and oak. Did I mention there was oak? Good because there was shit loads of it. Taste was dominated by the oak. That was terrific but it was overpowering. Really smooth mouthfeel with very well hidden alcohol. An impressive beer but not one I would seek out regularly. Good for bringing in the New Year. Happy New year.
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
yellowish/golden color, head is white. actually has an aroma reminiscent of a pale lager with notes of wet paper sack. there are milder notes of spice and banana, but the aroma is underwhelming. flavor has spice, little banana, barely perceptible bourbon in the finish. I can’t believe I spent $15 on this 750.
haddon90 (1557) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought this 22oz bottle at Norm’s in Vienna, VA. Pours a hazy orangy, golden color with an extremely thin white laced head. Some caramel in the aroma, as well as an oak wood nose and a hint of alcohol. Pretty crisp, sharp taste. You can actually taste a little bit of bourbon. Kind of dry, but not too much. An overall delightful beer.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow-gold color with a small, soapy white head. The aroma was full of grassy tones with a strong wood background. The flavor was very grassy with bourbon, wood, fruit, and alcohol. The feel was very crisp with a semi-dry finish. Pretty good.
TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours neatly with little to no head.What is there is pearly and white.Pale golden in color, a little hazey. Nose is blatent with bourbon, not exactly appealing(But the taste is well worth it!) While I don’t like the smell of boubon or whiskey, I do enjoy the flavor. This is well balanced and mature. Fruity belgian flavors whisp around a robust bourbon flavor. An absolute pleasure to drink.
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
September 2004, 9.5% alcohol. Golden, with a frothy, rocky head that dissipates rather quickly. Aged in my china hutch/beer cellar for the last year- typical triple aromas, I don’t detect the strong oak and bourbon notes that others have, they are there, but not out there. I didn’t taste it when it was bottled, but this is a nice, balanced triple with well integrated flavors and a smooth, rich finish. This is a fine ale- and highly recomended.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to my Secret Santa dhlesq for this treat.
Poured a yellow gold with a medium head that left nice lacing. The aroma was of alcohol and a lemon cake. Bracing hit of alcohol, maybe a touch hot, but with a nice flavor of spicy and citric fruit. A strange flavor in the middle that reminded me of Orange Triaminic cough syrup.