changeup45 (1727) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle picked up from Midtown Liquor in Tulsa. A reddish-bronze colored ale pours out with a very nice fluffy khaki head. Thereís a fairly complex and interesting aroma to this consisting of ripe fruit; dates, apple, and pear, with Belgian yeast, clove, and cinnamon following. A rich malty flavor is accompanied by cinnamon and herbal spice, dried mixed fruit, and some yeasty notes. Canít say I pick up much apple or pear in the flavor; the fruit is more like what youíd find in a trail mix. Itís a little heavy in the body, yet glides along nicely with just a touch of alcohol sting. Even as it warms close to room temp it remains smooth for a 10% beer. This is good. Itís like a solid American Belgian strong with a little barleywine in there.
TheEpeeist (3604) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.4 oz bottle. Brown with white froth. Nose is butterscotch, golden raisin and cardamon. Medium body with muted carb. Taste is toffee, raisin, cinnamon stick and bitter almond. A solid Belgian styled offering.
Bricktop86 (675) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma is mostly belgian yeast with some apple and spices. Taste is slightly sour with a bitter finish apples, cinnamon and noble hops.
theisti (3584) - Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by Bobby. The pour is light haze golden ruby with a small off white head. The aroma is caramel sweet malt, herbal medicinal yeast and a general spiciness. The taste is the caramel malt nicely integrated with the general yeast notes. Nice round flavor. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, low carbonation level and a mineral finish. Nice one, thanks for sharing Bobby.
shrubber85 (9452) - 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 (5204) - Coxís 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 (3592) - 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 wasnít quite on the level of some of the saisons but then again, maybe Iím 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 (4290) - 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. Thatís 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.