wedgie9 (2564) - 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.
Andrew196 (1277) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad, but surprisingly not especially good. Very average in appearance, cloudy gold, minimal head. Aroma of golden raisin and prune. Taste had more Belgian yeast but the appearance didn’t match the taste somehow, just couldn’t make heads or tails of it.
daje (3146) - NORWAY - APR 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, april 30th 2015. Unclear golden body, low white head. Aroma is winey with honey, mild citrus and yeast. Taste of banana, vanilla, oak and plum, with a burning whisky finish. Lasting oak and banana aftertaste. Mild alcohol notes through all.
markextrae (3139) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sample from bottle, hazy dark golden colour with a slight white head on top. nose of sweet caramel malts, honey, belgian yeast, prunes, coriander spice, wood, sweet buttery aftertaste. not my kind of beer. weird buttery mouthfeel
ffbot (261) - Oakland, California, USA - MAR 27, 2016
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I dunno what happened here... It tasted too syrupy and concentrated for me. Tasted like it might need some watering down. I dunno
Sammy (10555) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aged a few years for special occasion. Agave and barrelling give this a coconut character, also very woody. Smooth. Agave and wood aroma.
Mark_Eck (1429) - - FEB 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma and taste are fruits, sugar, light oak, and toffee.
hatzer (92) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth whiskey aged custardy flavour despite the horror look its good been aged and a celebratory drink ya
hotstuff (4716) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 8-02-2015 (Corked and caged bottle) This beer’s appearance is a small fizzy white head that fully diminished, hazy amber body, fizzy, fast rising, lively carbonation noted, and no lacing. The aroma is woody, malt, sweet, fruity, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet, yeasty, fruity, alcohol, and it has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is moderate-lively carbonation and this beer is medium-full bodied. Overall, this is a sipping beer and it is quite fizzy tasting.
bytemesis (6001) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as North Coast Grand Cru, gusher on opening. Pours quite hazy peach, surprisingly small head, beige with little residual beyond a ring and some lacing. Aroma is sweet, honey, some belgian spice. Flavor is quite sweet, light bitter, hot, honey, agave I guess with some oak tannins and Belgian style spices, coriander, cloves. Medium body, soft carbonation, quite hot throughout with a sweet lingering finish along with some herbal notes.
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of frothy fine to large sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent orange brown colored body and no lacing. The weak aroma was candy. The fizzy mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering caramel hop aftertaste. The nice fizzy flavor contained notes of semi-sweet mild citrus oak vinous candy caramel hops and malt.