PhillyCraft (1993) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 year old bottle shared by some nyc beer brahs. Pours murky gold, light head, booze, fruits, spice, barrel, apples sweet malts and some other shit. not bad. Medium mouth.
conway (574) - - MAY 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Nose is apple, wood and a little hop bite. Taste is boozy, slightly buttery, strong notes from the barrel. Nice apple aftertaste thats isn't overwhelming. Mouthfeel is medium, slightly on the dry side. Could use a little more carb. Pretty tasty and well put together.
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cbfobes (1675) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared this bottle at a local tasting awhile back, Pours a hazy yellow with a thin head, the aroma is pretty sweet with a little bit of the brandy coming through, the flavor is really sweet with a little bit of sour apples in the finish, a little boozy but still pretty solid, not bad.
Miked1687 (224) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at blue monk, captain Lawrence beer dinner. Dark gold amber pour with a thin white head. Smells like fruit, Apple, sugar. Yeasty. Tastes sweet, some hops. Brandy heats things up and adds lots of Apple. Warmer it gets, the more syrupy it gets.
magsinva (610) - Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from DiarmaidBHK - pours clear golden orange with some great white lacing left on the glass. Aroma is hoppy with some apple boozy. Taste is sweetish. Overall, solid, but not my style.
DiarmaidBHK (2288) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from DeCicco New City. Pours golden with an Inch of white foam. Has some nice apple notes on the nose. Nice fragrant floral hops on the tongue. Has a bit of apple and wood on the tongue as well. Finishes clean. Solid.
peteinSD (959) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Gianni - thanks! Pours a hazy glowing orange with a thick head of white foam. Aroma is sweet brandy with tart fruit, oak, and a mix of sweet underlying malts. Taste is heavier with brandy than the aroma and contains vanilla, semi-hot alcohol, and somewhat tart bitterness over dense, sweet malt. Mouthfeel is relatively light but appropriate for the beer. Quite different but the brandy barrel really dominates making it very hard to pick up much from the underlying base beer. Nice beer though.
Boliv (1146) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle. Pours gold and fizzy, lively, with a small, short-lived head. Aromas of sour apple and cider, yeast, and lemon juice. Mild apple spice, and booze, as it warms. The flavor is tart apple, cider, booze, and brandy; sweet, a little hot, with apple brandy notes. Buttered toast, oak, apple butter, butterscotch, vanilla, and sweet apple in the finish. High carbonation, medium body, lending to a lively beer, with tart and dry qualities. Nice, subtle barrel-aged apple and brandy flavors. This grows on me as I drink it. 
TaktikMTL (4809) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur de pommes avec une pointe de miel. Apparence: La couleur est dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de pommes avec une pointe de caramel et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de calvados en arrière goût. (Rating #4439)
Huhzubendah (1980) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at Captain Lawrence.
The beer is indeed golden colord with a thick whit head. The aroma offers yeast, light spice, malt, booze. Brandy emerges more in the flavor, as well as prominent apple and pears throughout. A bit hot in both the aroma and flavor. Oak character emerges more as the beer warms. Lingering alcoholic warmth with a touch of spices and yeast. Slightly sweet and fruity. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Overall, this was a fun beer to try, but not among my favorites of the style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-14-2012