nimbleprop (4190) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a hazy orange with some creamy, white head. Nose of bubblegum, light smoke, clove, wheat malt, earthy. Flavor is very sweet, candied yams, smoke, bubblegum. Boozy but decent finish. Very unique. I thought the smoke was a good compliment.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
GABF 2013. Pours an orange appearance with an off white head. A fair amount of butter in the nose along with some brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruity notes. Flavor wasn’t a whole lot better with more diacetyl along with some berry notes and a fair amount of booze. Fitgers has become one of my must-visits for GABF but this one was a big disappointment.
BeerKurve (430) - - SEP 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange with a foamy head. Nose is a pungent wheat, hoppy, caramel and boozy caramel scent. Taste is a strong wheat, hop, caramel and bourbon flavoring. For a strong beer, surprisingly mellow body though it’s a very strong tasting beer. Different, but I like it!
phaleslu (5863) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour at GTMW 2013. Pours a semi-hazed dark orange-gold color with a small head that doesn’t amount to much. Huge barrel notes here: caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, and bourbon are inescapable. Some dates and raisins. Oak. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. A bit one-dimensional but that dimension is damn tasty.
MIBRomeo (2492) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark orange pour. Aroma of bourbon and wood and not much else. Avg palate. Flavor follows the aroma. Well ballanced and quite good. Looking forward to trying it again w/ a bigger sample.
ryanfolty (1777) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Winterfest 2013. Dark orange pour with limited head. Caramel, toffee, dark fruit and bourbon in aroma and taste.
Steasy66 (804) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber, no head. Nose is big and buttery, toffee and a hint of citrus. Rough and boozy at the front, big wheat fades to sweet bourbon. Really nice wheat wine.
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at GTMW 2010... pours a dark caramel brown with a thin light tan head... smooth toffee and a growing dark fruit presence coming through in both the nose and flavor. a little bit of heat but this turned out to be pretty nice overall.
deyholla (5958) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the 2010 GTMW. Poured a dark brown with with a yellow brown head that lasted throughout the beer. Flavor was sweet with grain and wheat notes and a bit of underlying light fruit. Flavor was similar with sweet wheat and grain and a nice growing light fruit note.
BVery (5606) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 2, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap. Wow! Hazy dark orange pour. Aroma of wood and bourbon. Taste is the same - not overpowering but excellent balance. Really well done.