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 (3498) - 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.
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. Thereís 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, itís 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 (6605) - 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
SudsMcDuff (6251) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle- Do Not Resuscitate .. . Pours a deep yellow gold .. medium head, sticky spackle lacing .. . yeast, light citrus, light peach, and yeasty summer fruits .. . pretty good stuff, Coop is doing some good stuff lately .. . . 2 seconds? to hell with the time, you donít even know what year it is!
hopscotch (9819) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Hazy dirty-orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. The nose is a medley of golden raisin, clove, ethanol and pear. Smells like an example of a Belgian Ipa. Medium-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor presents pale malts enhanced by moderate fruity bitterness and spicy Belgian esters and phenols. Minerally, modestly sweet finish. Bottle kindly shared by biggsbowler!
Braudog (5935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Tapwerks OKC. Nice deep brown-tinted bronze. Moderate lacing. The character is firmly in the cane sugar vein, but this is very drinkable and flat out enjoyable. I dare someone to blind taste test this and guess itís brewed in Oklahoma! Well done. (#4153, 6/30/2011)