wedgie9 (2234) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grand Cru Version
Tasted on 12/24/13 from a corked and caged 500mL bottle purchased at Lush on Chicago quite a while ago. Pours clear, light orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to average lace. The nose is quite bready and sweet with plenty of honey, a lightly fruity aroma, and tons of vanilla, toffee, honey, and brown sugar barrel treatment. The flavor is much the same, with tons of honey and bread up front with all of the same oaky characteristics dominating the back of the palate, and just a hint of roasted bitterness to balance. The body is massively full with a little more carbonation than I would like in a beer of this style, and a very long, oaky finish.
Travlr (13704) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy golden yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of vanilla, summer fruit, light dust. Taste is lightly funky summer fruit. Nice.
SupperHopped (18) - - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite north coast beer. Slightly sour aroma and a really nice smooth finish.
abcfan (754) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Interesting brew. Pours yellow / orange with a small white head. Aroma is pineapple and vanilla. Light sour notes, with a tart finish.
slowrunner77 (6163) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"This one was unique right from the get go. Probably the lightest and fizziest (good head) barrled beer I’ve had. Little hint of any alcohol on the nose til it reached close to room temp. Aroma of fruit coconut and vanilla. Weird combo, but it works. In the flavor, the alcohol is a bit more prevalent, but subdued for such a strong beer. Agave, belgian spicy yeastiness, apple-like fruit notes, and bourbon (obvious without being overbearing - i think it’s a 2/3 blend). Smooth finish. Wanted more at the end."
AirForceHops (3646) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz. bottle shared 5 ways and labeled as Grand Cru with a an ABV of 12.9 %. Pale yellow color light thin head in the snifter. Aroma is honey, agave, mild oak and a weak pear or apple note.
The flavor is nice and pretty much identical to the aroma. A larger dose of sugar and yeast hints in the flavor. The ABV is covered nicely but mostly from the sweet, sugary flavors. Overall this is a nice drink and the flavor is pretty interesting.
Tmoney99 (11225) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy bourbon wood and fruit with an alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bourbon sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations.
allmyvinyl (4475) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Massive gusher! Pours hazy gold, with thin white a head. Aromas of marzipan, light sugar. Taste is sweet, something green, must be the agave. Odd.
Stuu666 (4092) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is toffee, funky, taste is sweet, sickly, toffee, juicy.
cgarvieuk (15388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
botttle at home ... amber ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet fruit ...soft suger yeast fruit nose ... soft sweet fruits ...oily fruits ... soft sweet toffee suger fruits .. big yeast linger.. heavy sweet fruits
alexsdad06 (6099) - Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a hazy orange golden color with a thin off white film. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, the agave nectar is noticeable, woody, some fruity notes, even a touch herbal, has some bite to the finish, I don’t know if this would get better with age.