bwa5879 (611) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Orange to amber pour with no head, very clear. Very light sweet flower aroma, some sour too, like ammonia but not bad. Relatively low carbonation, thin mouthfeel, bitter on the finish. Light floral hops and some astringent bitter ammonia-y background flavor, presumably from the barrel aging. Nice addition to the base IPA.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The oak aging in this one adds another layer of sourish complexity. Thick and delicious. Brown sugar sweetness.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with minimal head. Much more fruit flavor and slight sourness compared with the standard triomphe.
jatman1988 (9) - - JUN 8, 2012 does not count
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Weak body, Not very "wheaty" either. nice hop profile just wish it had the malt to back it up.
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Shark’s Club in Howell. Poured a hazy golden color. Barrel aging on the subtle side. Fruity with citrus. Lighter wood with lighter vanilla.
jale (11) - Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden with two fingers of long lasting white head. Mild hop and oak aroma. Smooth hop taste upfront followed by very mild oakiness. Very drinkable.
Pailhead (4623) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Styles
Growler: The aroma consists of light grapefruit, vanilla, and a hint of bubblegum. It pours a transparent amber with a small white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The flavor starts with faint bubblegum and Belgian yeast. The finish has light-moderate grapefruit and some faint vanilla notes. It’s light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at HopCat. Barrel ageing doesn’t help this one much. Nice vanilla aroma, but still lacks body and character. Simple not enough malt.
cbfobes (2273) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewery, pours a clear dark orange amber with a nice white head and lacing through out the entire glass, the aroma is of heavy oak with some citrus hops, really digging the aroma on this one, the flavor has a good amount of oak and vanilla with a hoppy and belgian yeast finish, not bad at all.
Silphium (3160) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Crunchy’s, East Lansing. Hazy medium orange-brown body, medium clumping cream head with nice lacing. Spicy hops nose of pine needles and bitter spicy candies. Body with sharp tannic, buttery white oak backed by softened bitter hops and toast; little sweetness. Finishes like a fresh white oak core smells. Dry but doesn’t bring a lot of alcohol heat. Pretty good.