GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange with absolutely no head. Aroma is sour candy, earthy wood, baked apple. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate. Taste is baked apple, wood, pear, caramel, fruit, lemon meringue pie.
MrFecesious (1013) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer share. Awesome aroma of lemon, grapefruit, cereal. Taste is lemony, apple (thanks for the pin point, simon). Nice and tart. Smokey. Quite dry finish.
tderoeck (4882) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/IX/2012 75cl @ Tuinfeest Heeren van Liedekercke (Denderleeuw) - BB: n/a (2012-1003) Thanks to SecretSanta for the sample!
Clear orange beer, big creamy irregular off-white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of bretta, lemony, sour apples, dusty, some alcohol, apple skin, wood. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish start, grapes, white wine, alcohol, bitter touch, green apple skin, wood, tannins. Aftertaste: bitter, wood, alcohol, biter hops, some more alcohol, tannins. The calvados is very noticeable on this one.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bierkoning. poured a caramel orange color with a white head. aroma was oak, caramel, citrus, wine, and a bourbon like quality. flavor was bourbony, orange, fruity, and oak. body was medium with medium carbonation. very nice stuff!
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Stone Bistro (a few months back) listed as Calvados/Cognac Barrel. Pours with a crystal clear golden hued body with minimal head (just a white ring). Some very strong legs. Aromas are of honey and floral notes, and a whole lot of alcohol. Extremely strong and musty, apple, calvados, low spirit but strong wood. Very caramelized, boozy, light sulfur, dry currants, dates, sticky and tangy. Flavors are cidery, dry, boozy and big. Sulfur (medium), calvados, dry apple, bitter tannins, fusel. Boozy, and a bit thin. A bit of a champagne like character, except with lower carbonation.
drpimento (2267) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not quite as good as expected. Poured at a good temperature; it was a gusher; with a small, cream-colored head that settled to a thin island and ring, no lace. Color would be a clear, but for the large amount of tiny particulates in suspension, amber. Aroma is yeast, malt, mustard, fruit. Flavor is more bitter then tang, then sweet. Although in the finish it’s sweet and tang that linger. Otherwise, also like nose. Body has some clashes between bitter and tang along with some heavy boozieness.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Acquired in a trade with phaleslu! Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with white head. Aroma has loads of fruit like apple and peach. Some spice is there too. Taste is sweet with some underlying fruitiness and a little spice. Medium bodied and smooth. A little alcohol burn is there. Really pretty awesome and it exceeded my expectations considering the mustard seeds.
jredmond (5462) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at WtWBA Brooklyn 2012. Pours a hazy amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is fruit, funk and oak. Mouthfeel is nice, with notes of sweet fruit, oak, earth, musk, toasted malts.
fugitive (1353) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Color dark unclear orange with small white head. Aroma malt, caramel, fruits. Taste malt, fruits, alcohol.
Ughsmash (7158) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Poured translucent, lighter orange with a white head that fizzled out really quickly.. kind of shiny. The aroma picked up more Calvados than anything else, with cognac and related dark fruit backing it up.. some oak and dry, peppery yeast in there as well.. this was nice, but it was almost all barrel. The flavor opened with tangy oak and sour/lightly-metallic boozage.. dark fruits, honey, and a bit of biscuity malt at the core.. lots more Calvados and peppery yeast on the long, dry, belly-warming finish.. just about an "8". Medium-plus bodied with low, but prickly carbonation on the palate.. the barrel stole the show, but it did provide some very interesting character.