GT2 (8332) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ Keg ][ 8oz ][ The Industry Philly ][ $7 ][ Mini Wine Glass ][ 6.7.14 ]
>> Cloudy deep orange pour, okay white foam. Nice maple bourbon nose, sticky buttery bourbon, Belgian yeast...gives it a bit of a De Dolle Stille Nacht aroma. Flashes of blonde roast coffee make this quite interesting. Taste is mild soap, harsher bitterness, sticky, mild blonde roast coffee. Fairly nice. Definitely unique.
NikkTwist (1577) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy blonde pour. Tastes different than it looks. Warm bourbon flavors are pronounced. Rich vanilla caramel underneath. Good stuff but not as complex as expected.
rweingarten (46) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy to sip, pulling the maltiness forward in a roasted taste. The aroma was equally heady with concentrates of malt and breadiness.
ROBC3366 (594) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden bodied. Massive coffee tones. Full bodied. Really strong oak and coffee notes. Massive flavor. Nice golden malt backbone. Excellent job.
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conway (1370) - - MAY 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is buttery, Belgian yeast and just a slight hint of coffee. Taste confirms what I can only assume is a diacetyl infection. Buttered popcorn carries the day with hints of what was supposed to have happened in the background, including the bourbon barrel and coffee. Very nice soft mouthfeel. Would like to try non-infected because it's still pretty drinkable in this state.
PhillyCraft (3157) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at pour house during Maine event , pours golden with loosely bubbled head not much lacing. Aromas and flavor were lots of espresso, roast, pepper, fruit, Belgian malts, and yeast. Refreshing but it is a little thin.
Lubiere (9865) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed golden amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, smooth coffee grind with light fruity notes, coriander, very perfumy and nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with loads of coffee extract, herbaceous hops, licorice and smooth warming alcohol. On tap at Porter Beer Bar.
solidfunk (3817) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Comes together ok but not huge - honestly I don’t think espresso has a place in this style. Pours golden orange with good head and lacing. Espresso isn’t huge at least, but dampens the coriander and other elements. Soft carbonation. Improves a little after a few tastes. Tap at Churchkey.
radagast83 (4517) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at CK with gendv138 and solidfunk. Thanks! Nice golden color with a small white head on it. Aroma is lots of fresh ground coffee notes, some woody bourbon notes to it. Coffee is not muted all that much, which is quite nice. Coffee and bourbon - what a way to start a morning, right? Probably, probably not. Nicely infused and good balance between the bourbon and beer.
nuplastikk (4321) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Max’s. Golden bodied. Massive coffee tones. Full bodied. Really strong oak and coffee notes. Massive flavor. Nice golden malt backbone. Right on.