HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap. Pours with a golden color. Very nice head. Aromas of botrubon and fruit but mainly bourbon. Flavors start out with a heavy dose of bourbon, later one gets orange, bread and some spices. Nice mouthfeel, nice finish with just a bit of alcohol
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at City Beer Store. Opaque neonish yellow, curieux-ly sour aroma (sorry) with some scotch whisky. A bit of Jim Beam in the taste but not overpowering, some lemon, yeast. Weird combination of bland and interesting, Iíll probably buy a bottle of this to try again.
Cliff (355) - The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, corked and caged. Poured a slighly hazy golden color with a thin white head. Aromas of spice and hay. i was expecting some oak or bourbon notes, but sure didnít find them in the aroma....nor in the taste. This just tasted like a regular triple to me, I donít get any oak or bourbon anywhere. I was a really good triple, but I was expecting some more complexity.
fordest (2017) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from PP Belgian Beer Fest. More sour on the aroma than in the flavor. The flavor was a little bitter but with nice citrus notes in the finish. Some alcohol in the finish as well. I think I liked this one better than the Interlude
jefcon (1470) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, uniformly dark orange. Some very nice, soft foam foats to the top. Small bead lacing. Aromas are light, a little raisin, some oak, some butterscotch (which really comes out on the tasting). One can definitely taste the whiskey. Long, raisiny finish. Plenty of butterscotch at the end, too. Some fruit remins in this beer, but most is lost to the aging. Mellow and wholly pleasant, if a bit muddled. Good effort.
thornecb (4734) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
June 2006 bottle. Aged 8 months. Pours a bright golden amber into a tulip. Medium head quickly recedes to skim surface. Strong bourbon and oak aromas. Upfront sweet malt and a lasting bourbon alcohol burn. I like bourbon...I like tripels...quite an enjoyable melding of the two.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 Draft. Aroma was very much of hard alcohol (aged in jim beam barrels). Flavor was also dominated by the jim beam flavor, and I was disappointed that it didnít have other noticable flavors.
Re-rate September 2010. Bottle from 2006. Blond pour with small white head. Aroma is like a belgian single or saison (sweet pale malt with small hints of lemony citrus), and whiskey / wood. Flavor is the same, initially sweet, then the whiskey barrel flavors of peppery alcohol and light vanilla take over in the finish.
alexanderj (3398) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear gold; medium white head. Aroma and flavor had distinct bourbon characteristic; almost too much. Triple flavors were muted.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy copper color with a nice medium head, and nice lacing. Has distict whiskey/boubon flavor. Medium bodied with strong hints of oak.
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a cloudy yellow/orange with a small head that lingers with some nice lacing. aroma was of some light yeast, some bourbon and maybe a little honey. to me, the flavor is all bourbon. very dry and easy to drink, but the flavor to me is all bourbon. im not a big tripel kinda guy, but this was very tasty.