brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange pour with a white head. Banana, pear, and apple on the nose. Lots of sugar, alcohol, and some vanilla. Bourbon, brown sugar, and oak. Big time bourbon flavor. Booze, oak, vanilla, and brown sugar. Caramel, banana, apple, and pear. Intensely sweet and a bit on the hot side, but not bad.
bhensonb (13508) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours light amber with a white head. Treacle aroma. Med + body. Flavor is bourbon/vanilla and treacle. Brown sugar. Finishing on the sweet side, but not very. Not bitter. Moderate bourbon/treacle finish. Seems to have aged long enough to smooth down the bourbon. Very tasty.
DSG (10542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 15, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[2/12/15] Draught at The Sycamore in San Francisco. Hazy golden. Spicy and fruity Belgian Ale aroma with some wood, vanilla and bourbon. Sweet flavor, fruity and boozy, with some wood and vanilla. Medium-bodied. Too boozy.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at H24, Pugafest 2013. Low haze golden pour. Weak foam. Nose is heavy estery, big yellow apple, caramel dipped apple, Taste is sweet, heavy carbonation, caramel apple. Way too sweet. Mild tart apple.
bb (7986) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Yeast and oak aroma with light bourbon. Yeast and malt flavor with light banana and light spice. Medium bodied. Yeast and malt lingers with light banana and light spice.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, Vintage 2013, Bottle 47/1200, new exclusive American brew, thx alot to Dylan for sharing!, complex brew, malty/fruity/sweet and slightly alcoholic/woody, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, good brew
kraddel (5639) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thnx to Geoffrey .
Pours rather clear blonde, small fast fading white foam .
Smell is cider ( ? )
Taste is apple, cider ( seriously, wtf ? ) and a bit of oak. Hints of bourbon . Very nice
beerguy101 (5350) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the 8th Annual Bistro Barrel Aged Beer Fest on Nov 9, 2013. This Belgian Strong Ale pours a medium orange gold color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity, sweet, banana and bourbon. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, bananas and bourbon. The hops are floral. Nice carbonation. Nice bourbon and wood flavors. Very smooth taste, nicely balanced. Good sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
JohnnyJ (5262) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium dark golden pour, with a white head. Bourbon, dark fruit, light vanilla, belgian yeast, tartness, and fruity esters. Ok.
joeneugs (5248) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Albany Taproom. It pours a very cloudy burnt orange color with an off white head. The aroma is butterscotch, vanilla, apricots and golden raisins. The flavor has a huge bourbon, vanilla and wood influence with some caramel, tart apricot and butterscotch. The finish is overpowering with lots of alcohol and vanilla. Not terrible, but probably not something I’d order again.