yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice golden orange color. Aroma is sweet, lots of honey and sugar with some faint spice and floral notes. Flavor is sweet, honey and brown sugar. Nice mellow carbonation, and nice and smooth for such a high alcohol content.
MeadMe (1221) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ratebeer Winter Gathering. Thanks markwise.
A: Pours a nice golden hue with a nice white head. Zero retention or lace.
S: Wonderful sweet malty aromas. Lots of candy malts with notes of sweet fruits and agave. Very mild woody notes with just a touch of citrus.
T: Very much like the aroma. Sweet and fruity for sure with the agave adding a wonderful flavor that just brings everything together. The wood is there but very subtle. Mild vanilla notes as well. Light citrus and orange zest on the back end gives the a touch of tart bitterness. Love this one.
M: Medium in body, smooth, like velvet in your mouth.
D: Very well done and tasty as hell. Did not know this one even existed when it was opened. After it was finished it is now one I will not soon forget. Get it if you can.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle; thanks Colin!! Pours slightly muddy yellow with eggy white head; Belgian candy, sweet honey, wildflowers and apricots; hot and sweet, but also very delicious; pears, apricots and candy apples; yeasty, full bodied and sticky sweet in the finish; hot in its young age and this one will be something with some age to calm it down
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at RBWG, pours dark gold, medium off white head. Aroma is sweet agave and nuts. Floral sweet flavor with agave and honey rounding it out.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a whitish head. yeast and malt aroma with light fruit. Malt, yeast, and spice flavor with light fruity esters. medium-plus bodied. malt and yeast lingers with spice and a light butteriness.
jcwattsrugger (10927) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG@RLRL-thanks to Markwise-750ml bottle– pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is floral/pine hops, medium malt. Taste is floral/pine hops, secondary medium malt. Smooth.
sebletitje (6234) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBWG’10 All cheers to Markwise for opening this gem.
pours light golden, quickly disappearing white head.
Aroma is very sweet, uniqueness of agave is outstanding with a mild touch of oak/wood barrel.
flavors, at 12.5% this one is pure goodness and remains smooth and sweet sugary nectar of agave and a little too light to justify the abv coupled with barrel goodness that is not overpowering.
Slow sipper, with mead like finish. This is tasty.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Woodshop 5.0 (2/20/10): Pours a clear bright golden with a small ring of spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet biscuity pale malts with some peppery clove and a touch of light fruity esters. Starts with pretty good fullness and some black licorice spice on top of sweet pale biscuity malt before a warming bittersweet finish. A pretty unique American strong ale.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at woodshop. Pours a mostly clear deep golden color with a big sea foam off white head, nice lacing. Nose starts with some beard influance followed by honey, greean apple and a bit of booze heat. Flavor was much of the same with the palate being a little hot.
hapjydeuce (921) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, sampled at Woodshop 5.0 in Anaheim with many fellow Ratebeerians. Pours clear golden color, with a foamy white head. Big banana and clove aroma with coriander. Flavor follows with similar tones. Body is a bit thin, but there is a nice lasting sweet note with dry grassy tones mixed with light hints of oak.