jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Salvation on oak-on tap-pours a light tan head that’s rich and thick. Color is a cloudy orange. Taste is spiced and syrupy.
hopscotch (8213) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft... Mid-GABF ’06 at the Falling Rock Tap House, Denver... Mostly clear golden ale with a small, frothy, off-white head. The aroma is malty, spicy and fruity with all the usual suspects regarding tripel esters and phenols. Only now the nose is a bit more vinous and woodsy with a hint of vanilla. Moderately tart, moderately bitter, fruity, spicy flavor. Full-bodied and creamy with lively carbonation. Finishes watery and vinous.
Ratman197 (7614) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a cloudy gold with a small white head. Aromas of fruit, oak,vanilla, spice and carmel. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of oak, fruitiness,vanilla, spice and some vinous notes with a dry finish
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Avery, GABF week 2009. Pours cloudy dark yellow with a large creamy off-white head, mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, hay, straw, meal), average hop (flowers, perfume), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, earth) with notes of apple, pear, pineapple, and wine. Full bodied, creamy texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and sourness.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the second annual Bistro’s West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Fest as "Salvation Crucified": Clear golden bronze color has a nicely-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet biscuity Belgian malt and a hint of mint and orange peel along with a light fruity tartness. Body starts with a nice oaky chardonnay complexity and sweet Belgian maltiness with a good balance of coriander and clove spices toward a crisp oaky vinous finish. Nice choice of barrel and good balance throughout.
3fourths (6943) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 GABF week @ Avery. 2005 vintage. Cloudy unfiltered honey orange color, soft white head. White wine nose, crisp notes of grapes and sweet mead. 9% is easily noticeable, comes across slightly boozy and hot. At times it’s too sweet, but the cider and mead character is quite nice... some melon and orange fruit notes present as well.
adnielsen (6181) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2011 On tap @ Falling Rock. Slightly cloudy, red-orange appearance with light tan head. Boozy, lightly vinous, quite sweet, fruity, tart nose. Pretty sour, sweet sugary, red fruity, woody, vinous flavor. I think the age really make the sourness and fruitiness forefront. 2006 version.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Yeasty, malty aroma with a bit of tartness. yeasty, tart, earthy, slight almost berry flavor. Medium bodied. Yeasty, malty, tart, vanilla flavors linger.
Ernest (5610) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 Boulder Strong Ale Fest.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers, lemon), with notes of banana, clove, grapes, and wood.
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Still needs more aging time, but showing the most wine character of the three so far. I hope Adam is patient with these oaked versions, especially the Salvation and Reverend, which stand to gain the most from this process IMHO.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap at the 2007 Bistro West Coast Barrel Aged Beer Festival. This Belgian Strong Ale poured a medium gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and sweet with a touch of brett sourness. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet, with some cherries and apricots. There is a nice sweetness to this beer, yet there is also a nice understated sourness and oakiness as well. Nice balance. Smooth and clean, this beer does not have that Avery alcohol hotness character to it. Very drinkable beer, kind of understated, but very nice. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.