boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers 4th anniversary party... Poured a deep amber, burnt orange with a thin, bubbly head. Really awesome vinous, candied grape nose. Carbonation and mouthfeel felt just right with a nice mix of green, earthy hops along with a nice resinous tone. Oak and red wine. Some sugary malt tones that created a grape bubblelicious character. Mild bitteness on this one with an awesome wine character.
kathouse (722) - Nevada, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a paler amber with a nice head that lasts. Aroma is very hoppy with plenty of citrus and pine. Body is medium with some fruits and pine bitterness flavors. Nice touch with the wine barrels adding a pleasant fruit and oak touch. Finish is slightly astringent with the white fruit cleaning up the dryness.
timfoolery (1067) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at brewpub. Aroma and flavor of sweet, triple-hopped IPA. Lots of floral notes. Not much Chardonnay to speak of, but it does take the edge off of the base brew. Great beer.
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daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper pour with amber tinges. Aroma of citrus hops and some white wine and oak. Flavor is an odd mix of chardonnay and hops. Low carbonation.
Beerman6686 (3546) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a brighter orange color with a beige head. Aroma was loads of hops, light wine character, and some oak. Flavor was interesting to say the least, palate crushing hops, and a nice fruity balance between the grapefruit from the hops and the wine fruitiness. Nice experiement, and different than anything else iíve ever had.
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - AUG 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big puncy hops on the nose. Some chardonnay character - spritzy character, but low carbonation. Weird. Slightly phenolic and a bit flat. Big biting citrus hops to finish. Nice hop burps. Nice, but Iíll stick with the original.
TimE (2792) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber color, Chardonnay, lemon, pine, apple and a bit of phenols. Very sharp hop character in the mouth, oaky, chard. Alcohol well hidden, hops very sharp. Moderate bitterness.
brewskis (121) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Beer Geeks in Northwest Indiana. Pours a nice golden copper color with a one-finger head. Dissipates to a sticky lacing. Aroma is some tangerine, resin, sweet alcohol, with a ton of pine. Taste starts with resiny pine and some oak, then some citrus and hop bitterness. Get some sweet carmel flavor from the carmel malts at the end as well, but still overpowered by the hops for the most part. The chardonnay really shows through on the palate, as there is some lively carbonation and a tiny bit of astringent sourness on the finish. Have a feeling this could have been more bitter, but the chardonnay sort of smooths it out. Not the most balanced, but still an interesting beer that hop lovers would enjoy.
Aquilo (511) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy golden copper color with a thin head. Piney hop aroma. Crisp bitter flavor. Very smooth and hoppy at the same time. Very good.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
FoBAB 2011. Pours copper with white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, wood. Chardonnay barrel killed a little bit of the hop flavor, but was still a fairly good beer.