arminjewell (6094) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thanks to James for the bottle! Dark ruby red dark pour with thin slightly off white head, aroma has notes of lemon, biscuit, hints of earth, grain touch of grass, slight bourbon, hints of oak, finishing a bit sweet, some cardboard. Taste is a mix of sweet belgian fruit, hints of earth, touch of candi sugar, dark fruit, hints of cardboard, slight caramel, very slight lemon and slightly sour, but it works, finishing sweet. Interesting for sure!
fakebeersnob (137) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am unsure about this one. The nose is....beer. I am not really getting much out of it. It is a murky brown color with a pretty long lasting yellowish head. Taste is Belgium yeast. Slight citrus. Slight hops (for style possibly more hops than usual but when it lists it as a hybrid with the hops it is not as much as expected.) I am not getting bourbon. At all. I prefer the bourbon aged beers that are smoother and more of hints of bourbon, but I get nothing from this one. I do get an oak finish. Somewhat unpleasant (or maybe just unique - still trying to decide).
I think this is one to pass on.
hockeybeerguy (1630) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
First Juneau Beer Geek club bottle share. Thanx Reece.
Okay, so the cork of the bottle says Best by May 2013. I’m reviewing this though past its prime because even now this was quite good tonight.
This was poured into sample glasses, but hey I get the make up of this beer, here’s the rest.
The appearance was a decent looking deep orange color with a thin white head that dissipated within less than about thirty seconds. There was barely any lacing.
The smell started with a decent Bourbon barrel aroma that quickly left within less than about thirty seconds. The light hoppiness has a nice light fruity (apple to peach-like, light cranberry). There’s a light settling Belgian spice of sorts, but I can’t quite right place the actual spice itself.
The taste took the previously mentioned flavors and added a slight sour element that was good to me and wasn’t overbearing.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with not too much of sessionability about it as it just seemed like there was a just tad too much going on.
Overall, though not really sessionable to me, still this was a worthy beer to partake in again if I ever saw it.
vtafro (3020) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange brown pour with tan head. Fruit, light sweet tones aromas. Flavors are fruit like, yeast, oak and bourbon.
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 1st Sunday. This was another unique beer this day. American hops all of the place (citrus, hints of tropical) with a balancing fruity yeast component. Hints of oaks and mild bourbon make for an enjoyably complex brew.
BeerdedDave (265) - - JUL 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
cloudy amber color; floral hop aroma with notes of bourbon and Belgian yeast; a fairly bitter beer with fruity Belgian yeast notes, citrusy hop notes, and hints of oak and bourbon; well balanced
baraciisch (1736) - USA - JUL 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden color with light foam head... Aroma of vanilla, oak, bourbon, caramel, Belgian yeast... Flavor is smooth, fairly light bodied, notes of caramel, Belgian yeast, slightly watery, earthy, caramel, vanilla bourbon notes linger throughout... Super nice and sessionable, perfect amount of bourbon...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jrob21 (2485) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not exactly a great looking pour although I could have gotten the end of the bottle. Murky brown color with an off white head. Honey sweetness with a bit of lemon in the flavor and aromas. Honey accentuated a bit by the belgian yeast notes adding a bit of light band aid note. Resiny sticky sweet finish.
coyforce (580) - Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Fruity aroma and also a fruity taste. Flavor is a bit of floral hops and a nice smooth finish.
cfrancis (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown with a small off white head. Aroma is sweet bourbon and light oak with some pine hops. Taste is a little messy with the hops coming through with the sweetness of the bourbon and dryness of the oak. Interesting beer but a little unknown what the main element of the beer is.
snoworsummer (1944) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Beer and Bacon. Pours cloudy copper with a bubbly off white head. Tastes like burnt hops, burnt coffee, light syrupy sweetness. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like orange and hops.