tgncc (2923) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is pine, citrus, vanilla. The appearance is hazy orange, white head. The flavor is pine, citrus, caramel, vanilla, oak. The finish is pine, citrus. Not boozy. Medium/thick in body. Nice.
liquidhedonism (220) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at the brewpub in Astoria, OR. Aroma: malty, citrusy, and slightly skunky, with hints of banana, orange, and caramel. Taste/Palate: sweet and creamy; finishes slightly bitter. This may be the most interesting beer I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing.
julesjis (182) - Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from the tap at the Brewery in Astoria. Aroma is fruity, orange like in scent. First flavor is very "wine-like" to me. Has hints of butter, cream and caramelized banana. Definitely has a Belgium after taste to it, but not your typical Belgium skunk...more like a pleasant sweet skunk.
Martinus (3178) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden colour, firm white head. Fruity aroma, hops, tropical fruits, vanilla, sweet bourbon notes. Sweet flavour, malts, bitter, fruity, bourbon. Fullbody. Bitter finish, wood, tropical fruits.
(From 65cL bottle @ The Autumn Gathering Formerly Known as RBBAG (I) Mons, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)
tderoeck (5290) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 25/X/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle from a trade @ The Autumn Gathering formerly known as RBBAG Mons (Gent) - BB: n/a, but pretty fresh, straight from the States! (2014-1266) Thanks to bigmanlavos for the trade!
Clear orange beer, big irregular yellowish head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very fruity, grapefruit, pineapple, sweet, grassy, passion fruits. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: bitter, some orange peel, citrus, very resinous, piny notes. Aftertaste: citrus, fruity, pineapple, bit malty, grapefruit, bitter, sweet, some orange peel, caramel. Probably one of the best B.A. ipa’s I’ve ever had (even if that’s not really a lot).
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, as North VII, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to Tim for sharing!, very complex bitter brew, bitter/fruity and slightly alcoholic/woody/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good Winter brew
77ships (4406) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thank you tderoeck! Tasting glass from 650 ml. bottle consumed @ “The Tasting formerly known as Mons RBBAG I (2014)”. Hazy orange, creamy white head. Very fruity, orange nose, light herbs, juicy grapefruit, vanilla. Taste is creamy orange, light peel, very fruity, biscuit, vanilla, lollipop, lots of sugar, biscuit, oak, sugar, light bitter in the back. Thick creamy body. It seems like I really like BA IPA’s. This is awesome.
Lectvay (162) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Aroma of pine and oak, citrus and hops. A nice bright flavor, grapefruit, oaky components that add depth. I really like this.
stchloe (793) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Great aroma of bourbon and flavor notes carry through, creamy smooth body with citrus hop profile.
bhensonb (11675) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from the late, perhaps lamented, LetsPour.com. Pours hazy orange gold with a slight white head. Aroma of treacle and citrus. Sort of a bakery aroma. Full bodied I’d say. Flavor is woody, fruity, citrus, woody, maybe bourbon. Yea, some bourbon. And the oak really come through in the finish. If this isn’t dank, it’s got to be close. Ton of hop. No trace of heat. Head bending flavorful ale. Woot. Other words of approbation.