JulienHuxley (5463) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is leafy hop aroma, tea, light honey. Taste is kind of hot, boozy, light honey. Palate is med full bodied with med carbonation.
joeneugs (5355) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Bistro Barrel fest. This one pours orange with an off white head. The aroma has some oak and tropical fruit. The flavor is mildly sweet with notes of tropical fruit, molasses, oak and definitely some pea soup in the background. This borders on not working, but it does. I liked it.
JohnnyJ (5295) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the SD Strong Ale Fest 09. Pours a hazy amber. Sweet malt, caramel, a bit of spice, light grape notes, vinous, and some sweet fruit. Its decent, just not as good as a lot of the other ones that day.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at BT> Pours a hazy deep murky amber with a weird grayish tint and a thinning head. Aroma is big spicy sharp phenolic and Belgian yeast sweetness, toffee, molasses, huge candy sugar, beet sugar, etc- with ginger and floral flowery notes, big black fermented tea. Flavor is beets, earth, spicy garlic, sharp phenolics, spicy- black peppery, cardamon harshness and finishes a bit too syrupy and sweet as well with a harsh phenol and solvent kick. Meh.
IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Bistro BABF. Nose of toasty wheat, vanilla, and more vanilla. Cloudy copper with a medium off white glass lacing head. Flavor is lightly sour with some banana and lots of oaky vanilla.
nickd717 (4041) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Bistro Barrel Aged Fest in Hayward. Hazy medium amber color with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is floral with sweet malt and caramel, oak, fruity notes, and peas, oddly enough. Flavor really showcases the split peas, which I found really interesting and different. Also some slight vinous notes, oak, wheat, sweet caramel malt, and mild floral hops. Medium body with soft carbonation and high drinkability, especially for the high ABV, which is very well hidden.
HonkeyBra (3986) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at FoBAB 09. Awesome name. Also had no idea this had split peas in it. Hazy murky amber pour, some head. Aroma is caramelly and a bit wheaty. Kind of strange. Flavor is pretty strong and caramelly also. Really not sure what to make of this one, but it was aight.
Homer321 (3844) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at source. Nose is lightly spicy with a rye like presence. Light woody tannins. Taste is very malty and a great Scottish ale. Light peat. Wonderful caramel and toffee not too sweet. Wonderful woodsy tannins help dry it out.
VsXsV (3816) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Bear Republic. Clear golden liquid with medium white head. Aroma of lemon, wood, toast, light caramel and grain. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of caramel, booze, wood and lemon. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Ok.
WeeHeavySD (3365) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2nd beer from Strong Ale 2009. 10th rating, lets make this one official. Pours orange with a tan head. Nose is sweet, rich and just ok. Taste is sweet, a little off but ok.