arnold931 (1012) - Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Broken Spoke. Pours mostly clear copper with small white head. Nose and taste is grape, apple, peach, pomegranate. Good.
drsordr (1743) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pour light copper with moderate white head. Nose apple, peach, pear, Belgian ester, spice. Taste sweet fruit up front, banana, peach, pear, some cherry. Mid palate ester and spice. No harsh flavors from the barrels. Spicy long lasting finish. Hides the 10.9% well.
CardsFan25 (81) - - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear orange pour with little head. Cherry, banana, bread on the nose. Dark fruit and slight banana up front with a mild cherry finish.
superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into chalice, best before 5/8/2016. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a small dense off white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, apricot, pear, apple, cherry, red grape, light banana, clove, pepper, vanilla, oak, light whiskey, honey, caramel, light toffee, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, oak barrel, and moderate candi sugar malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, apricot, pear, apple, cherry, red grape, light banana, clove, pepper, vanilla, oak, light whiskey, honey, caramel, light toffee, and yeast/oak earthiness. Fair amount of yeast/oak spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, apricot, pear, apple, cherry, red grape, clove, pepper, oak, honey, caramel, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, oak barrel, and moderate candi sugar malt flavors; with a great malt/oak/yeast spiciness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light-moderate warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an awesome partial barrel aged pale quadrupel style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast. oak barrel, and moderate candi sugar malt flavors; and vary smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
njager246 (678) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the chance, aroma of oak, banana, and sweat fruits, taste is almost like a quad meets a barley wine. Taste has a ton of fruit hints of citrus, vanilla, and oak. taste holds wonderfully. Very nice
Brentv (533) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bomber. Pours a not-quite clear orange with a minimal white head and hardly any lacing as well. Fruity aroma and taste of stone fruits with some apple, white raisins, and a hint of funk on the nose. Taste is quite sweet - too sweet. I’m only halfway through the glass but I’m tired of it. Otherwise nice complex flavor. Medium mouthfeel. Gentle carbonation.
Mark_Eck (1273) - - AUG 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orangish brown color. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, caramel, and some vanilla.
stevoj (3122) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Albertsons. Pours out a medium golden with red tinge. Aroma is pit fruit, prunes. Taste comes on strong with fruit sweetness, sugar and a copious amount of alcohol warmth. Body seems a bit light, but flavor makes up for that shortcoming.
tmongoose (1871) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber shared poured a dark amber color with smallish white head. aroma is sweet malts, dark fruits and some booze elements. the flavor is more of the same I think this one can age for awhile. nice warm sweet malts blended with some dark fruits and a minimal warm alcohol burn on the back end.
EtTuCthulhu (1386) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer pours a hazy orange with a medium white head. The aroma blends pit fruit, caramel, and treacle. The taste is mildly sweet and slightly umami with not as many dark malt sweetness as I would expect from this style. The palate fuses a soft carbonation, medium body, and a slick texture.