shrubber85 (8484) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Ripe peach malt and alcohol aroma. Amber with moderate head. Musty/spicy ripe peach/banana, toasted malt flavor. Light tannic finish. A nice beer.
Patrickctenchi (4514) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy brown with a small, off-white head.
Scent is slightly nutty....cinnamon
Taste is vanilla, slightly bittered.....nuts and wood.
queenholly (3089) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Tart peach, musty, alcohol aroma. Amber with a small off white head. Fruity, toast, oaky flavor with light bitterness and some spice in the finish. Also some fusel flavor. Medium body, light carbonation.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Beerboy9960 for another fine Sooner beer! This one wasn’t quite on the level of some of the saisons but then again, maybe I’m just not feeling BSAs a whole lot these days. Oily, frothy dark copper pour with plenty of sticky lacing in the tulip. Aroma was sweet with hints of bitterness, palate was a bit waxy, traces of heat. Flavors were a bit nutty, and well hopped (if a bit faded), making this overall a pretty good dark strong.
rumproasts (3575) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber with medium head. dubbelish with banana and clove, but also other sweet fruitiness. some booziness as you might expect.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle with a 29mm cap into a tulip.
Pours a light copper color with a good bit of visible carbonation and a single-finger off-white head. The head fades a bit quickly into a thin cap, and that has some good staying power.
The nose brings some light pepper and fruit notes with a touch of pear. Faint spice in the background. The flavor is a bit more pungent, with some pretty-strong notes of red pear.
Nice cream character to it as well, as the body is a bit chewy. That’s unconventional for that style, but it somehow works here. Just a touch of alcohol through the finish.
Overall, pretty good, but nothing that really took it to the next level. A bit too much malt, though the nice fruity notes make up for that.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter.
This has a hazy apple cider color; there is an amber tint to a caramel colored beer. A fast-fading off-white head leave just a ring around the edge of the glass.
The aroma is apple cider, caramel, ethyl alcohol, and vanilla.
The flavor is fairly harsh. Apple cider, autumn spices, banana, clove, and Belgian yeast. The finish is funky and off-putting, with a vinegar and slimy bitterness.
The body is medium, with a bubbly creamy carbonation, a strong booziness, and some strange oily and sticky sensations.
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is nice - lots of estery Belgian yeast, banannas, clove. Light, clear amber yellow with a hint of white foam. Taste starts off pleasant. Banannas, clove, but finishes really odd. There’s a skunky stale aftertaste that is unpleasant. Palate is a little under carbed. Overall, not something that I enjoyed.
Dunt (297) - Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle provided by Matt, thanks for the Oklahoma tick! Copper in color with a very minimal head formation. The head is off-white/light yellow in color and somewhat soapy in appearance. Nose is full of spice and Belgian yeast, some dark fruit. Flavor is off-putting to start, it’s big time spice, like almost pumpkin spice? Cinnamon, nutmeg, Belgian yeast, and dark fruit. Decent carbonation, medium body, and no booziness. Not a very impressive beer, hopefully their other offerings are better than this.
Camons (6986) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Avery, doing the 10th Annual Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours dark golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, wood, spices. Taste is malty, yeast, sweet apples, grapes, wood, spicy. Medium body, soft carbonation. 090312