jefcon (1376) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great variation on a classic, with a heavy emphasis on the bourbon barrel and a lot of boozy, woodsy accents to an otherwise effervescent, clean, high-gravity, hop laden classic.
Jamesthebrit (248) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Almost died opening the bottle. Cork went flying.
Aroma is woody. Orange zest. Belgian mustiness.
Looks.... Weird. Like rotten orange color.
That is an intense taste. Belgian funk. Sweet. Zesty. Like orange note. Big alcohol note. Itís sweet with subtle light notes juxtaposed with the huge booze and whiskey notes. Killer.
Palate is huge but the mouth is pretty good. Medium body. Smooth on the palate.
A very intense beer and it is mad good. Hits the Belgian style perfect with fruit notes and the synergy with the whiskey booziness is spot on. This isnít some barrel aged crap just to increase the price. This is solid. Expensive but worth grabbing for a fancy dinner.
thornecb (4347) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours gold into a trappist glass. White head crackles and recedes to hug rim. Caramel and oak aromas. Crisp with sweet biscuit and dough upfront turning to mild vanilla and oak in the lasting finish.
coltonhudy (15) - - MAY 20, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Unbelievable no doubt about it best tasting ale Iíve ever had a true treat to yourself and your friends or family show up to your family reunion holiday dinner at Christmas time with this and you will be the hit of the party itís just incredible.
Modularman (119) - - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, smell of sweet floral, appearance is cloudy gold with white head, taste is sweet but not too sweet that warms you as the alcohol kicks in.
BadAprilia1000 (252) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful hazy blonde. Nice white head. Aroma isnít very strong here. Tastes of cereal grain heavy, honey, sweet fruit, vanilla, caramel. Super smooth from the oak. Very palatable. Awesome beer.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the Foothills bottle share... thanks for setting it up, Mike! Didnít really get the whiskey here. Itís more of a standard but balanced and nice tripel.
bb (6849) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky amber beer with a dark cream head. Yeast and light fruity/estery aroma. Fruity/estery flavor with yeast and light whiskey. Medium bodied. Fruity esters linger with malt, yeast, light spice, and light whiskey.
vyvvy (3949) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky orange with a medium sized white head. The aroma has bananas, heavy malt, caramel and a hint of oak. The body is full and rich with a touch of roughness to it and flowing gentle carbonation. The flavor starts very malty with caramel, vanilla, light oak, Belgian abbey smooth yeastiness and some alcohol warmth. The finish has more abv, but its warm and not burning. Thereís also some fruitiness that sneaks in. For being aged in whiskey barrels, Iím sure not getting any whiskey notes, but there is some vanilla and oak that may be coming from there. Nice.
stevoj (2064) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barrel aging adds smoothness to this beer, taking some of the rough edges off. Medium amber with foamy head, dried fruit and some sweetness mix well with a solid malt backbone. Nicely done and really enjoyable.