Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep ruddy orange brown. Steady bead, small sticky pale tan head. Sweet dark bread, banana, clove, cherry, damp earth, dusty, caramel, alcohol aromas. More caramel, chewy bready malts, dark fruit, damp earth again, medium bodied, great mouthfeel. Hints of spice, pepper, clove, citrus, with a peppery floral hop crusted finish. Lingering alcohol, spicy hops. Nice brew, thank you guys for the Collaboration. Isnt that what great beer is all about? bringing down to earth people together...
kirk36 (167) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A triple with double color. Forrest you didn't do anything wrong! He's one of the smartest in his class! Go talk to him.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
bubbleflubber (1893) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch #8 (Vintage 2015): This pours a deep amber-walnut into the glass, with a 2-finger eggshell head that reduces to a thin cap, leaving window-wash lacing. The nose is of dark esters, alcohol, woody notes, light whiskey and citrus skins. Flavors of caramel and toffee, heavy wooden casks, extremely light diacetyl notes, dark fruits, yeasty esters, figs, raisins and dates finish with a dark fruit skin and balancing bitter, alongside a touch of warming ABV. The rich, full body tingles the palate with alcohol, while leaving an oily mouthfeel to sip, with light carbonation perfect for an aperitif or a nightcap. Really nice collaboration of 2 breweries here.
Rossta (16) - Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out of a bomber. Nice rusty copper color, nice lasting head. Nicely complex. With beautiful smoothness. Nice heavy alcohol finish.
ryecatcher (878) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber (2015 bottling, says Batch #8 on label... so.... somebody’s math must be wrong going by the list above). Pours a dark amber, frothy whitish head with very nice retention and lacing. Nose is Belgiany funk, bread dough, slight clove, biscuit, raisins, grass. Mouth is medium bodied, light sweetness, mild funky yeast, dried fruit (figs, dates, raisins), hints of vanilla, white pepper. Mellow finish. Very nice beer for a frigid Midwestern evening, watching the Hawks and Wild on the tube.
monkeychugg55 (929) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 8. Deep amber with a small, frothy beige head. The aroma is strong. Lots of banana and stone fruit esters, with some nice caramelized Belgian sugars, and a bit of spice notes and in there too. The flavor is significantly more earthy, with some red grapes, and a bit more banana and clove, as well as some peppery alcohol. The finish is fairly dry. Not bad.
Atom (1549) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber of batch 7, pours a dark Amber with a large khaki head. Fruity caramel aroma, canned mandarin oranges. Taste of not sweet caramel, dates, light yeast. Really it tastes like watered down Russian River Salvation. Love the story behind the brew, and not undrinkable, but give me the RR version.
rondphoto (2465) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear amber brown color, beige head cover, stripes of lace. Taste is malt and toffee that adds dark fruit and damp earth in the palate. It turns mildly bitter in the finish, quickly putting alcohol warmth on top of the hops. Alcohol rules the finish. A big brew, well-balanced, and enjoyable.
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 7. Belgian-style golden ale. Collab from Avery and Russian River. Alcohol by volume near 9 percent.
UncleKorm (943) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 8. Bomber poured a clear deep caramel hue w/ a medium creamy beige head diminishing to a ring w/ lacing. Sweet Belgian yeast and caramel aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are Belgian yeast, caramelized sugar, malt, banana and clove. Full bodied and soft carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Panzuriel (1378) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Batch #6. Collaboration not Litigation is a somewhat hazy red brown beer with a decent head of white bubbles that disappears rather quickly. Nose is similar to red wine with some dark stone fruit aspects. Taste is vaguely raisin like with some definite natural fruit aspects that overlay a nice malt body. the texture is somewhat lively but not overly so. Medium thin. finishes just a bit warm but without any bitterness.