DuffMan (6663) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Very hazy deep golden body with a thick towering white head. Pale biscuit malts with a touch of barley candy, tons of citric bitterness--like crunching into a kumquat!-- with herbal, medicianl notes as well. I found this one a little harsh, especially in the finish.
scottw86 (1094) - Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy Orange color with a thin off-white head. Aroma has some tart yeast notes with fruit Taste is very smooth and creamy with lots of fruit and oranges. A good amount of hops that give the finish a nice hay flavor.
Stephen_S (20) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love this beer. Belgian style trippel with some good hops but not overly done, very well balanced. The beer does a great job masking the 12% alcohol. If you can get your hands on this you are a lucky person
rbrazell (1629) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Proof. Amber colored pour with a bubbly white head. Resiny, fruity and sweet malt aroma. Flavor is similar, warm, resinous, deep maltiness and fruity. Medium thickish body with alcohol.
mikedR (1153) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I applaud the experimentation. This is an IPA of the likes of DFH120 -- very syrupy and resiny. The Belgian yeast comes in at the back end, after the hops have faded. I've rated a lot of beers on ratebeer, and it's fun to encounter one of the likes I haven't tried before.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PorterPounder (5470) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - thanks to whoever brought this to Proof Friday night tasting. Dark orange pour, thick off-white head. Nice spruce-like aroma with hints of nectarines. Flavor is syrupy sweet with some grapefruit citrus notes, a touch of nectarines, maple syrup, some booziness in the back end, Nice thick mouthfeel.
Aurelius (4115) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great label and bomber. Hazy apricot color, thin head. Fruity, tangy, musty aroma, lightly astringent. Great label. Medium-heavy bittering, dryish malting. Complex. Warming. Medium-heavy body, long bitter finish with some absinthe mustiness. Thanks to drowland or some other buddy at the drowland-Tallahassee Winter 2014 homecoming down @ Proof.
jgb9348 (4706) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear golden amber, copper and bronze coloured body with a thin, nice laced tan head. Aroma of immediate belgian yeast, some pungent hops, a lot of alcohol, warm cognac, brandy and some honey - strong nose. Full-bodied; Dense malty mouthful at first with a big hop bite, some subdued fruity and yeast notes with a lot of deep resinous and piney bitterness at the end. Aftertaste shows a lot of alcohol warmth, similar to a scotch, with a deep malty and lightly dry and oaky finish - all with some honey and rather assertive sweetness. Overall, a nice, well-balanced and multi-layered beer with some nice characteristics. A bit still rough around the edges, but that makes sense, and even after a few years, I’d think this would still be showing some harshness. I sampled this 37,5 cL split bottle purchased from Super Jr Market (Best Damn Beer Shop) in San Diego, California on 07-June-2013 for US$3.49 sampled at home in Washington on 10-January-2014.
Braudog (5645) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Big bottle. Big cap. Big pour of orange-amber. Big (initially at least) head that quickly gives up. Big, big aroma of oak and whiskey. Big mouthfeel. Big flavor of spicy wood, and resinous acidity. Big beer. A bit too big in the varnish aspects for me. (#5346, 12/5/2013)
nimbleprop (4809) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2013
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
750ml bottle pours a clear orange with some thin, white head. Nose of... barf. Seriously. Orange, trash, rotten fruit. Flavor is also barfy, rotten fruit, candy, booze. Nasty.