sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours beautifully. It comes into the glass with a golden honey color and about two and a half fingers of head. The taste has subtle Bourbon notes but nothing over powering. This beer is decent but not even close to being worth the price tag.
Dogbrick (11475) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Bob’s Bar during the "Mike Langley GTFO of Columbus Bottle Share" on 08/29/2016. The beer pours a clear pale golden color with a medium white head that diminishes gradually to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, bourbon and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of bourbon, oaky vanilla, fruity yeast and malt. The finish is mildly boozy with a bourbon and yeast aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
TattooJack (509) - Illinois, USA - SEP 15, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Chickies and Pete’s on Packer Ave. this one is all Belgian followed by all bourbon, so much so I couldn’t get past the bourbon, but I’m not down on an 11% beer and I did drink 5 of them, so hope that helps you.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a hazy goldenish color. Aroma and taste are fruits, yeasty, sweetness, and bourbon.
growler6 (127) - Pocasset, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled February 2016. The vanilla, banana, coconut and clove aromas are consistent from pour to swallow and the 11% alcohol is warming and well hidden; kudos. A bit sweet but it finishes abruptly and cleanly. True to the style there is a bubbly light mouthfeel however there is slightly soapy texture (if you were a kid back in the day and you said something you weren’t supposed to, you know what I mean). Excellent but a bit expensive. Next time I think I will pair it with food.
OsuStu (216) - - AUG 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8 oz draft. Slightly hazy orange color with a very small bubbly white head. Aromas of funk, spice, yeast, a hint of alcohol, various fruits. Banana and apricot, spices, peppery, a bit of bourbon on the finish. Medium body, effervescent and slick mouthfeel.
ciocanelu (1302) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - AUG 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy pale color with white head. Aroma is floral and perfumey with a touch of bourbon. Taste starts like a typical Belgian tripel, yeasty and sweet but on the aftertaste you get the bourbon barrel. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad at all but I think the flavors don’t combine as well as expected.
Sparf (233) - Östersund, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mycket trevlig arom fylld med jästiga estrar, pepprig krydda, lite alkohol, vanilj och kokos men helt utan sötma.
Grumligt gyllene brygd och ett litet men stadigt och tätt skum med lång halveringstid. Smaken är överraskande söt och därtill med inslag av säd och en rejäl alkoholdos. Vaniljen återkommer och lyfter nu fram fattonerna av ek och en aning ljus frukt. Kroppen är halvfyllig, och vätskan har en oljig viskositet. Fint avvägd kolsyra. I eftersmaken växer en mild beska fram, parad med en något otrevlig syra. En oväntat ljus och därtill mycket bra komposition.
koleminer20 (2439) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 for the fucking book. The pour is a darker golden yellow color with a thick white head that falls down to a cap leaving a good soapy lace. The aroma is not too bad. There is a nice banana and spice blend up front with a decent yeastiness on the back end. It’s pretty plain and light, and there isn’t any barrel here. The flavor is, well, not good. There is a permanent marker, spice, yeasty bit happening with a metallic malt and a light bourbon. It’s also quite woody. This is better than the first time I had it, but not good. The mouth feel is a little heavy with a soft carbonation and a spicy bourbon barrel and yeast on the finish. I’m not a fan of this at all. Tripels can blow me.
ebone1988 (1371) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. For the book. Aroma is funk, wet grass, barnyard, slight banana, maybe a little woody. Appearance is darker golden, off white head, hazy. Taste is woody, spice, funk, banana, bourbon, barnyard, permanent marker. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, dry, woody metallic aftertaste. Overall, better than I remember but still not good.
rentonj7 (211) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very big beer. Takes the balance right out of the Tripel with punches of coconut and vanilla. Still extremely smooth, but the flavor profile is much more in your face. Strong boozy notes, but lends a warming smoothness.