17thfloor (2413) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to davinci! Has a New Glarus like oaky vanilla lacticness, sweet cherry, woody, nicely balanced though, maybe a touch of aceto also giving a slight vinegar twang. Very nice and strikingly similar to New Glarus’ barrel character.
50belair (1718) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Diego hooking us up with another crazy bottle for the LCBS 10. This golden colored ale was more like a barley wine to me. The nose was dark fruits, carmel malts, and vanilla. The taste was molasses and caramel malt with dark fruits, barrel, and even a little bourbon.
xpimptastikx (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this some time back in a trade and decided to open it since everyone else it at GABF....
A - pours a dark ruby red, burgundy, with a single finger of puffy off white head which recedes to thin sheet with webs left when swirled.
S - oak, malt, vinegar, vanilla, and some dark fruit. slightly reminiscent of a Rodenbach grand cru, but not quite as malty.
T - Malty and spiced similar to a BSDA, oak still present with dark fuites (plums and raisins).
M/D - good carbonation as always from Allagash, not overly acetic or citric so it goes down easy without destroying the palate. It reminds me of a mix of Cuvee de Tomme and Rodenbach Grand Cru.
Another great wild ale from Allagash. Not exceedingly sour, but enough to keep me very interested in another sip. Even more happy with the trade I made for this/
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d possibly get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. Sorry, limited bottle supply didnt make this beer give me a boner. still a little hot, flavors didnt play too well together for me.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark golden color with a medium sized, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, caramel malts, almond, nuts, dark fruits, wild yeast, and oak. Taste of citrus, toffee malts, wild yeast, nuts, barrel, and light alcohol in the finish.
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Josh for sharing this one. Pours a hazy brownish orange with little to no head. Aroma of dark fruits, maple, nice oaky notes and toffee. Flavor of molasses, dark fruits, plum, oak and vanilla.
GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to orlgamecock. Sour cherries, funky socks, maple syrup and all kinds of other goodness. Great stuff.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Josh for sharing! Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a very small sized head. Aromas of wood, oaky, and nice funkiness. Tastes of wood, oak, and the same nice funkiness.
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to josh. Thanks man. Pours a nice amber color. Has a nice cherry and a bit of barrel. Taste is about the same. Overall a very well done beer.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 mL bottle courtesy of CrellMoset and aimeefausser on 6/13/10. Thanks! Pours a hazy orange-brown color with a minimal head. The aroma is earthy and spicy with some toasty notes, caramel, soy. The taste is a very earthy tartness, big citrus notes and a spicy finish. Some berry and grape like notes in the finish, as well as some mushroomy soyness. Medium bodied.