nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, - AUG 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottles from Epic. The best beer they make, and thatís saying a lot. Pours a hazy amber color with a trim beige ring of foam. Smells and tastes predominantly of cane sugar, yeast, sweet malt, and toasted oak. Like a barley wine on the palate, but very drinkable for the ABV.
malkyore (243) - - FEB 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was intrigued by the name.... Peat and smoky malty excellence totally distract from the esthery weirdness that normally make me hate belgian beers. I like it a lot!
njager246 (427) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is oak and bourbon, flavor is sweet vanilla and Carmel along with bourbon... Really nice
climberbob (227) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Batch #19. Hazy caramel color w thin head and low carbonation. Sweet scotch caramel aroma and taste. Smooth slick mouthfeel w a pronounced but not overpowering alcohol and oakiness. I don't get any smokiness which is a bit disappointing as I was looking for the peat. Still a solid sipping beer.
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Maverick34 (2427) - New York, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Booze honey pouring a sticky brown amber. White lacing head. Vanilla, cherries brandy oak. Yeast. Really good
Sammy (9128) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lot of smoke, thick yeast. True to form on what is promised,and drinkable but not very drinkable.
mar (4971) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber with a light cream head. Nose is light smoke, rich malts, florals, toffee and caramel. Thick palate, toffee, alcohol, smoke, florals, great finish.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THOUGHTS: Smokey and oaky. It went down easy in spite of all the wood and smoke. I hardly recognized it as a Belgian style beer with all the wood and smoke. Not too much to say about this one, but I really liked it. It would pair well with Símores.
TECHNICAL: Drank 4/20/2013. Bottle. Poured a cloudy, light to medium brown with amber highlights or a very dark brownish amber. It also had a small, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma had moderate caramel; light citrus hops; moderate spicy yeast; apple; wood; oak; smoke; alcohol; fireplace; marshmallow; campfire; and fruitiness. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and moderately bitter with a fairly long duration. There was caramel, oak, wood, smoke, spicy yeast, vanilla, licorice, bourbon, smoked meat, marshmallow and hints of bacon. The medium body was a little syrupy and then dry with tingly carbonation and a slightly alcoholic finish. Bonus points for being better than the sum of its parts.
maltman53 (406) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - OCT 17, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, in tulip. Smoky caramel sweetness on the nose and the palate. Caramel, bourbon, honey nougat candy, dark fruits on the body and through to the finish w/ just a touch of peat. Overall, outstanding!
JK (4747) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the Epic tap room, GABF week 2014. Sweet and sugary. Cherry and scotch, at least to my perception. Dry oak, some vanilla, and a sweet finish. Great palate, full of flavor.
tmoreau (2682) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber poured to snifters, displaying a murky, amber color, with a modest layer of off white, bubbly head foam, and spotty lacing. A hint of cinnamon was noticed at the bottle top, as the glass content offered esters as fig & apricot, with sweetness, and some wood as oak, but no real smokiness. The taste was similar, with hefty malt & sweetness, some tannic tartness, and noticeable alcohol presence. Medium+ bodied, and quite tasty.