PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger: I’m glad I finally got to try some of the last of this remaining stuff. Pours a deep cloudy golden with a dense white film of head. The aroma is rich and fruity with light oxidation and lots of phenolics. Some old dark fruits of prune & fig with a peppery spiciness and a mild white wine (vinous) character. Crisp body- pretty lively. The flavor is sweet and spicy- only a slight indication of oxidation. Has a mild tartness with a dry tannic oak note. Some soft vanilla notes from the barrel- mainly a soft vinous character. Light muscat grape suggestions as well as sweeter notes of prune in the background and dry spicy phenols. A touch of an orange peel citric character is there when it warms. It has held up quite well- was probably stellar about two years ago (Probably peaked at three years old).
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Blind Tiger - a million thanks to Rob Tod at Allagash for bringing his last keg of this to share with us. Pours a cloudy amber color with no head. Aroma was pepper, Belgian yeast, and spice (clove, coriander). Flavor is citrus, pepper, spice, and Belgian yeast, with a highly satisfying dry finish. I enjoyed it, and I’m glad I finally got to try this.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by hophead22 from Cletus, Thanks John...Cloudly light orange in appearance.. Smell was pepper and some peppermint candy sweetness.. NIce orange citrus flavor with a pineapple finish.. Tasty.
JoeTheYounger (1160) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Hophead22 beer tasting thanks to Cletus. Very light and cloudy pour. Aroma of coriander/oranges pineapple and pepper. Pepper was not present though in the taste. It was very refreshing.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle courtesy of Cletus, thanks John. Hazy yellow/orange pour. Peppery aroma, pretty strong. Very smooth, not much pepper, more coriander and orange. Pretty tasty stuff.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange yellow with a small fluffy head. Aroma is bright, clean and citrusy with mellow spice. Taste is smooth and creamy with some spice and citrus, ornage, tangerine and lemon. Nice.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle thanks to Eric @ Novare.
This pours a golden hazy yellow with a quickly receding head. Aroma is a nice subtle of sweet fruits, bready, and some malt. The flavor is a wonderful caramelly, vanilla, lemons, oranges, and cloves. The palate was super smooth, this beer was fantastic. Aging helped it i think, but my god was I glad to get this finally!
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden pour with a spicy, slightly sweet aroma. Flavor is very degraded with light spices (similar to the first Fluxus) with some banana, citrus, and earth. OK, but I’m not sure I would have liked this any better if fresh.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle, pours hazy golden yellow with a tall white head. Very dry and smooth on the palate. Fruity sweet up front, notes of apricot, dried pineapple, with a mild estery spice. The oak was very mild, only seeming to lightly dry out the finish.
neepsntatties (1333) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had a bottle of this two nights ago courtesy of a beer friend. Colour... Golden straw. Nose... muscat, asian pear, botrytis, quince. Palate... Almost no carbonation, more quince and pear, cardamom, lichee, clover honey, apricot, lightly cloying with a delightful finish!