Nephilium (1250) - Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2009 Saw this on the shelf as I was hunting for the 2007 Old Guardian. Picked it up after reading about the story here. Pours a very cloudy dark amber, with a hint of red. Thick head that sticks around and leaves quite a bit of lacing. It smells sweet, with a hint of alcohol behind it. The beer itself has a sweet taste, with a bit of an alcohol burn as it goes down. Overall, something that is a very tasty beer, that I will pick some up to cellar.
Cracked open another of the Batch 1 beers I had in the cellar: the aroma has shifted to a typical barleywine, with hints of dark fruits and alcohol. The coloration has more hints of red, and carbonation is still good. There is no longer any alcohol burn present in the beer at all, somewhat sweet, with a touch of biscuity malts in the finish. This is still a delicious beer.
Iphonephan (2606) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours dark copper with a thick off white head. Somewhat tart nose. Flavor of tropical fruits with a hint of bubble gum. Very smooth mouthfeel and finish,
Erik707 (1) - - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excellent beer with banana and clove aromas and flavors. The malt character is well integrated to give chocolate notes that help to balance this high gravity brew.
vtafro (2302) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Light tart fruit, Belgian spice and yeast aromas. Taste has an off plastic tone, some fruit, spice and yeast tones, had a hard time finishing my pour.
BrettTaylor (370) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured as a taster at local shop. Pours a copper-orange color with off white head. Fruity esters and spice on the nose. Smooth, a touch of sweetness, spice, and malt on the palate. This is quite good.
JHeath99 (422) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent amber with a super thin layer of cream colored head. Aroma of spice and yeast. Taste of raisins and yeast.
hman43 (204) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It has a powerful, yeasty aroma. There may be a bit a plum as well. It pours amber with an orange hue. The head is off white with a few large bubbles and small ones in a medium bodied head. There is the taste of dried fruits and yeast.
kambei70 (461) - - MAR 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
February 2014 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a sienna/copper color with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma is a big bubble gum smell with some tropical fruit and a hint of peppery spice. Taste is caramel and some light malt with the peppery and spice notes and that distinct Belgian yeast taste. The alcohol is also apparent with a slight astringent taste in the middle. Soft, medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.
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solidfunk (2797) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Some light florals from Belgian yeast mix with light black current and some citrus. Overall palate is medium range. Pours clear maroon with decent head and lacing. Finishes with light sweetness that sticks around nicely. Alcohol very understated. Tap at Churchkey.
GTAEgeek (1023) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample in a flight at Ale Yeah! Pours a dark caramel color, with a big, tan head and lots of lacing. Caramel aromas, with some ripe apples, cloves, and bread. Very sweet flavor, with just a hint of fruity tartness. Medium body, lightly acidic, crisp, and creamy. This is a nice, balanced, and fruity beer.
Mep3222 (288) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy sweet and malty. Enjoyable but on the sweeter side with a sugary feel and sweet finish.
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