944play (345) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz batch 93 in Chapeau glass. Viscid pour of turbid amber with negligible foam. Cigar box, lavender, maple sugar, and leaf litter aromas. Heavy-handed doses of sweet and tannic bitter fight for dominance with no bubbles to referee. This is not ready.
stoutnick (505) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2014 Appearance is cloudy golden. Aroma is hops and mild tang of the rye. Lingering bitterness, spice and fruitiness and very syrupy sweetness. Nice but don’t know if I could drink a lot nor want to.
bth122 (1260) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Hazy golden color. Full head. Candy sugar, Belgium yeast spice. Dry finish. Average carbonation. Spicey finish. Excellent.
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tiong (3733) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Hair of the Dog, Portland, OR
Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of ripe fruits, yeast, malts, sweet sugar and honey. Taste is smooth, malty, sweetish and ripe fruity with some sugar and honey notes. Finish is smooth and ripe fruity. Quite balanced and tasty.
BMMillsy (1329) - Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as an extra from Homer321. A long time want. Killing me with these! Thanks bud. Batch 92 poured on May 24, 2014. Pours murky orange colored with no head at all. A bit ugly. Huge sweet aroma of malt, some old citrus grapefruit hops, honey, caramel, smells soooo sweet. Flavor follows with a citrus honeycomb flavor, very sweet, lemon rind notes, caramel. Seems to be a lot going on here but verging on cloying. Syrupy thick mouthfeel with no carbonation. Totally flat. I’ve had Fred from the Wood, and I think the wood aging helps makes this a bit more drinkable. A definite sipper. Honestly this is better than the score I gave it overall. Very glad I got to try it!
gendv138 (1206) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle (Batch 92) poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Pours a hazy honey orange with hardly any off-white head, bits of sediment throughout. Looks flat as no head formed other than a small cluster on one corner. Aromas of caramel, candied and dark fruit, toffee. Tasting notes of caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, light floral hops. Light body with a dry finish. Booze is mostly hidden. Thin mouthfeel, definitely flat. Had Batch 89 in November and that was noticeably better.
Sarlacc83 (724) - Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Cloudy orange with a pleasantly fluffy white head.
N: Nice hop bill. Earth and pine, a touch of pineapple and orange. Taffy, toffee, and buttery cracker.
T: Leaning toward the bitter. Malt adds a soft sweetness.
M: A trace of alcohol burn. Warm and sticky. Medium heavy body.
O: A good batch. Shows Alan’s deftness of hand, and stands out from the crowd.
JBPortland (749) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle pours completely flat, no head or bubbles, hazy semi clear toasted orange. Nose is sweet malty caramel, yeasty fruit, raisin, maple. Taste is maple syrup, yeasty fruit, bready caramel, sweet, boozy. Syrupy slimy mouthfeel. Finish is boozy maple, dough, caramel, apple, overly sweet. Not very good. Maybe this was a bad batch (92)? This bottle was harsh.
Bule (740) - California, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy pale brown color with some yeast flocculates. Very sweet with some fruitiness and some pepper. This bottle was a little on the flat side.
Gerbeer (1737) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery.
Pours a gold amber with light head.
Aromas of fruit candy.
Flavours of candy and sharp rye, with some alcohol in the end.
Also had Fred Batch 34 2000 from a 12 oz bottle.
Poured a garnet red brown with little head.
Aromas of toffee and toasted malt.
Flavours of red liquorice, and candy sugar. Still somewhat sweet. Very different from the current vintage. Excellent.