jtclockwork (5102) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 Bottle at Torst. Pours amber. Nose and taste of apple brandy, toffee, caramel malt, dried fruit and bready malt. Great balance. Medium body. The barrel aging really imparts a lot of character on the lighter beer, but in a very pleasant way. Great experiment. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
olr1984 (286) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at aviary. One of my favorites. Dark hazy pour with zero head. Big apple caramel and oak aroma. Taste like caramel apple with a bit of a boozy after taste. Extremely drinkable.
rhsiung (313) - USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ aviary. super appley. fun paired with a taffy apple-inspired bite.
Jow (1375) - New York, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with the below two jokers at Torst. First i’d like to note that i dig the labeling, especially with the gimmick of increasing birds. Pours golden orange with nice strong apple brandy nose. Tastes of caramel, earth, ginger, yeast, light smoke, and very appley. there is some alcohol warming on finish. quite enjoyable.
dogfishho (470) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 Pours a dark orange golden color with very little head. The aroma is dominated by vinous apple notes and caramel smoked barrel (which should be no surprise). The flavor is very rich with a fruity sweetness and the crispness of a Granny Smith apple skin. The Belgian pale character is really subtle, but the beer seems to be incredibly well balanced. Yum!