WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the GCBF 2013 industry afterparty. Deep copper, offwhite head. Nose of alcohol, soft malt, petrol... still deserves a seven in my notes, somehow I like petrol... flavour is very rich, alcohol, dark fruit. Heavy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
Ferris (6902) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2013 Draft - Dark fruit, brown sugar and booze. Cloudy amber with a rich white but thin head. Brown sugar, raisin and lots of booze. Nice but a bit boozy in the finish.
monk191 (1222) - California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A unique, but not super tasty ale. Pours a very nice thick orange-amber with a thick grey head. Smells of coffee and molasses. Lots of slightly sour green apples in the front, with a finish of coffee and molasses. Good, but a little sour for our taste, with a strange aftertaste. Had in the bottle.
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Cybercat (3801) - Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Comes out of the tap a deep chocolaty brown with a thin but fine-bubbled buff head that leaves generous lacing. Aroma tempts with malt, chocolate and toffee notes. Flavor is better - caramel, sharp fruity - yes, cherry plus date - toffee, malt and semi-sweet chocolate tones that dance across the tongue, and, WHOA, an alcohol nip like a lap dog with an attitude! Texture has only average thickness, but good fizz and, yes, that alcohol bite. Add some faith to your lips - hell, add it to your tongue!
smith4498 (3215) - Miami, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear copper color with light tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, toffee and Belgian yeast. Raisin and plum flavors with candi sugar, yeast and alcohol. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Meh.
vtafro (4424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Orange brune pour with white head. Some quad, fruit and roastier aromas. Flavor is quite a mess I guess I can see some quad, fruit and coffee but there is too much if a boozy presence and its a mess.
phaleslu (7224) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours a mostly clear amber with a small off-white head. Big caramel and dried fruit (dates, figs, raisins) notes, with cherry juice, candi sugar, and boozy bread. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, coating mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Good American quad.
OldMrCrow (2100) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Refuge in San Carlos as part of a quad flight
How many bad experiences will it take before I clue in and stop trying NB lips of faith series? Eric’s ale was so good that I just don’t learn no matter how many bad examples I suffer through. Deep amber pour, slightly funky, NB house character with metallic (copper) finish. Maraschino cherries come through late. Unimpressive.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy amber/purple pour with a tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, toffee, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, a little hot. Dark fruits and raisins. Belgian yeast character. Fairly one note for all that. Just ok.
stevoj (2664) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Understand that they’re trying to compete with the motherland, but not quite there. too sweet and sugary.