SHIG (3868) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a mahogany colored burnt orange with a fluffy off white to tan head. Aroma is dark fruit of plum, sweet caramel malt, and light chocolate. Taste is a dry dark fruit and chocolate, lively caramel malt that leaves just enough sweetness.
pushkinwow (2214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dirty dark amber with creamy tan head. Some yeast, light pepper, bit of cookie dough, brown sugar, higher carbonation and mild body, somewhat sweet.
Broncowaldon (123) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great great great plum Cabernet nose. Flavor stepped it up notch with toffee and caramel cube sugar. Nice resid sweet malt character. Excellent.
Shark_Pants (397) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep murky brown with small tan head. Aromas of plums, dates, toffee. The taste is quite sweet with caramel, fig, dates, leather and a light astringency as well. Medium bodied with a creaminess and also light pepperiness. Nice drop.
BillKismet (3418) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Maroon body, with a decent head. Aroma is telltale dubbel plum melanoidin with a nuanced cigar box-aged quality and the feintest note of clove. The flavor too is of plum and melanoidins with a cherry and sugar finish.
slowrunner77 (6705) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
"Another beer that seemed like they just threw some shit together to see what sticks. Not bad, but not good. Really didn’t know this was a "tripel" ipa. Kinda sweet, kinda sorta hoppy. Hey - it did cover the abv exceedingly well."
DCLawyer (1755) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampler at Dominion Wine and Beer. Hazy reddish brown with white head. Sweet malt, dark fruit, yeast. Eh.
daknole (10112) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, very light head. Roasted nuts(cashews), caramel, bready, ripe plums and very might cocoa flavors.
b3shine (6376) - Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster at Dutch’s. Looks solid; a lightly hazy caramel orange with off-white lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast and malt with notes of plum and caramel. Pleasant on the palate. Not bad.
Tmoney99 (11683) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured cloudy dark amber color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted leaving good lacing. Good complex dark sweet fruit and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Good fruity flavor with a sweet finish that had a moderate duration with no alcohol bite. Good brew.
DrSilverworm (8155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Dutch’s. Totally hazy amber red orange color, a bit darker. Thin ring of off-white head, just a couple dots of lace. Dark fruit, caramel, vinous notes.. And flavors of oxidization. Keg is dated as April but who knows from what year. Doesn’t taste less than a year old to me, that’s for sure. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Some decent chocolate notes come out once I get further in. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of creamy lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Gets better as it goes. Off flavors fade, good vanilla comes out as I go. Overall can’t ignore the mild musty muddy notes.