Slipstream (1994) - USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This behemoth was on tap at Capone’s Thanksgiving event, where I had a sip, but given my world class beer taste sensors, I feel qualified to rate it. Very rich and boozy, as much like a whiskey punch as a beer. Molasses, tobacco, caramel, smoke, bourbon. Not really my favorite style, but worthy of respect.
craftbeerdesign (2167) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
shared 750ml. pours a deep orange / ruby with a small white head. deep citrus / floral hop nose along with a thin layer of bourbon. med to full body with residual sugar, vanilla, light bourbon, light oak, caramel malts and a citrus bitterness. lingering alcohol warmth and citrus hops on the finish.
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012-12-08. Hazy dark orange amber body, nice small beige head and lace. 3+ First sips are boozy and quite hoppy, pretty warming alcohol in the throat, mild biscuity malt has whispers of caramel woven throughout. 7++ Sweet finish balances a bitter main. Aroma is maltier then the flavour, sweet biscuity notes and pale malt, fairly alcoholic, modest hops. 7+ Smooth medium bodied palate is softly carbonated. 3+ Nice but too boozy overall. On tap at Coles, Buffalo
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, thanks Marc. Rating #94. Phenomenal stuff. Nice bit of hops followed by a ton of caramel, toffee and dark fruit. Great! (2596)
BrownALEx (263) - Portland, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is one big beer. The biggest I’ve had. Small pour with almost no head. Smells of hops and booze. Taste is also that plus some small maple notes. Nice palate. Not too bad but also not my cup of tea. So glad I bought it though.
vogt5059 (30) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out of a bottle into a small snifter
Copper in color with a small off white head that quickly dissipates
Nose is full of hops and a hint of alcohol
As the head fades and the beer warms the malt and the alcohol come through in the nose more
Taste is slightly deceived from the nose I get more malt and less hops on the palate than in the nose. Overall a great beer, a little hoppy but would be a beer that would age very nicely.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
badwhale (352) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to 10oz glass. Pours a hazy copper / orange with a sparse yellow head. Really malty, and almost wine like. Fruit flavors, and you can really tell it’s high AVB. Ok for a one try for me.
ReggieDunlap (3030) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber/orange with a medium tan/orange hued head...nice lacing and color. Aroma has candied fruits, maple syrup, and earthy hop notes. Flavor has mapley candied fruit with earthy hops and a hint of oak...not getting much bourbon though. Mouthfeel is medium/full...a bit sticky...and a dry earthy/oaky/fruity finish.
Tmoney99 (10467) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet malt wood aroma. Moderate to full smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor to medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a complex beer.
CLevar (376) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Dark copper gold, lasting head, decent lacing. Aroma is a hot mess of hops, booze, crystallized brown sugar malts. Taste is, yep, a hot mess of hops, booze, crystallized brown sugar malts. The hops really seem out of place here with as much residual sugar as this beer has....they seem an afterthought, and not one that I really enjoy. Of all the beers tonight, this is the one that I had the hardest time finishing. Unfortunately, I don’t see this one getting much better either.