thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This 2/2006 corked and caged bottled brew from Brendan at a rating party poured a large sized head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that was long lasting and left behind a hazy typically carbonated dark yellow-orange colored body and an excellent lacing. The aroma was musty and spicy. The mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish with a biting hoppy aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of hops spices orange oak and bourbon. A decent one that I would consider buying again.
EricTeusink (111) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister’s Birthday Beer Tasting Extravaganza Beer #9. Finally started getting to the big stuff around 6:30 p.m. This was paired with a brownie trifle, which worked well. Pours the color of an oxidized pear with a bright white head. Sweet malty flavors mix well with bourbon. Has a slightly oil palate. Unlike IPA’s (see: Doom), Tripels appear to do well with bourbon barrel aging. Would buy again. Bottle - Westmeister’s House - Bottle
deekyn (541) - Yosemite, California, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - pours clear dark straw with high white head. Nice retention with spotty lacing. S - simple quiet aromas. Light yeasty notes, Belgian yeasts, floral notes, light citrus, strange bourbon hints. Astringent and alcohol ending. M - light medium body. High carb fluffy feel. Alcohol burned end. T - strange mismatch of flavored. Citrusy tripel and bourbon. Fresh orange, floral notes, belgian yeasts. bourbon, vanilla, oak, alcohol. The flavored just don't meld. Like two different beers. O - interesting attempt but unsuccessful. Too dichotomous. 3.2
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dvdalvn (20) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2011... Crazy bourbon front taste followed by the triple deliciousness. Strong and tender...
DrSilverworm (2716) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, thanks to DanielCoor for sharing. Bottled April 2011. Totally hazy yellow / orange color. Thin white head, decent lace. Smooth, bigger body. Nice bourbon barrel / vanilla aroma. Coconut, banana, some tropical fruit. Big body - smooth, lighter, crisp carbonation. Very creamy and smooth. Nice long smooth aftertaste, great balance of bourbon flavors and fruity tripel flavors. Some oak. Light bitter taste. Less sweet. Alcohol well-blended, just a little warmth that buzzes on the palate. This is super, super good. Never thought that a bourbon barrel aged tripel could work this well.
jdb288 (19) - JACKSON, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex flavor. Lighter than expected with a nice bourbon taste in the background.
alcohol, resin, smoke, white foam, clear, pale, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, light body, thin feel, lively, astringent,
DiarmaidBHK (2276) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from total wine sterling. December 20120 vintage. Has been resting in my fridge ever since. Pours golden with a few inches of white foam. Nice bourbon notes on the nose. Lots of apple and pear on the tongue with just a hint of bourbon on the finish. Time has mellowed this a bit as theres little alcohol burn going down. Nice!
prawlie (861) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Beer Revolution in Oakland. Golden orange, opaque, almost no head. Zesty, yeasty, dry and bitter. Decent, with a boozy kick. Has a bit of some extra to it.
Derek881 (855) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a large bottle into a small glass to sample at a beer tasting. The aroma had a citrus-floral blend with light grapefruit, touches of honey and grainy, and a slight oak character. Its body was mostly clear with a slightly hazy gold color that had a large foamy white head with great retention, lacing, and cling. Its taste was a good sweet fruity and floral blend with some citrus notes, a touch of sour, and notes of pine, candy, and oak. It had a lively, fizzy body, and was somewhat wet, with a full mouthfeel and average carbonation. Thanks for sharing, Eric.
GIJOE (128) - Monterey, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pale amber withy a frothy little head that fades to a film in a minute or so.
Aroma is malt, whiskey-like booze, and spiced apples.
Flavor is a complex tangle of malty sweetness, bright hop bitterness, with an dry, booze finish.
Medium body, mild carbonation.
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philipmeese (53) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked bomber. Pours a lovely hazy golden amber with a good head that fades slowly. Aroma a pungent, tangy well-balance sweet scotch. Flavor a big hit of scotch carried by a finely effervescent medium body. Tapers almost imperceptibly to a slightly citrus finish. Overall a stunningly unique beer with a very high drinkability factor.