SpongeRuiner (531) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good smell. Really good taste. Has quite the kick but still very good and balanced. Actually what you would look for in this style of beer. Really good taste and feel.
maekchu (1698) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Happy Gnome. Honey, thick caramel, and fumes. Hazy golden amber color. Initial has really thick caramel, concentrated and super sweet / maple emerges in mid, long with considerable alc. warmth / reaches a sort of balance in finish, though the tongue is probably burned and shocked by that point. Heavy body, a bit sticky. The maple is not overwhelming and the wheat keeps it lighter than most beers of this strength.
DialSquare (2213) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at Hunahpu ’14. Brown pour. Aroma was sugary and woody. Tastes were big and sweet -- toffee, caramel, cereal. Bit boozy. Too much brown sugar for my tastes. 6.6
jdb288 (284) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh bottle. Pours honey gold with nice head. Aroma is alcohol, hay. Taste is boozy...lots of bourbon notes with the maple syrup kicker. Not as sweet as I expected. The wheat characteristics give it nice balance and character. I’m a fan.
tneumann (8) - Rockford, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sweet smelling and nice color but has some sediment. Beer is sweet and fruity with maple syrup upfront and a bit boozy but enjoyable. If finishes well with these flavors melding and a little bitter finish.
chinchill (1265) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 2014 Secret Stash Bash (Atlanta).
Medium amber with a durable off-white head.
Fruity, hoppy, bourbon barrel aroma with pretty good balance. Boozy.
Flavor is also rather boozy, and sweet. Made a great first impression but then became less enticing.
O: a bit strong and boozy, but given this, nicely crafted.
Lukaduke (1675) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep golden almost copper color with a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is lots of maple sweetness, cotton candy some spiced vanilla and booze. The palate follows the nose with a sweet biting booze that wraps all the flavors up and strangles them with sweetness. Some fruity wheat notes ebb and flow throughout the palate but the overall appeal just doesn’t do it for me. No finesse.
Bjshades (156) - Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark hazy gold, aromas of sweet bourbon, very nice sweet bourbon taste, it is what it says it is :) pretty good overall!!
Tonkun (586) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured at a tasting event. Dark cover pour with white head. Citrus, leather, vanilla, syrup, american oak, burbon. Syrupy in the mouth. Can feel the alcohol.
MannyGoldberg (149) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg at Rattle ’n Hum, NYC- 23rd January 2014. Orange amber colour with little retention. Aroma is bourbon with strong orange, woody notes. Taste is excessively sweet with oily notes. Booze not particularly well integrated. Massively disappointing.
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear dark copper color with off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, bourbon and maple. Similar flavors. Full body with moderate carbonation and syrupy mouthfeel.