KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky medium golden orange with a large (2-3 finger) white fluffy head that lasted only a short while, reducing to a light film with a large collar and having some good streaky lacing.
The aroma was of a hay malt and a doughy yeast with notes of banana, apple, oak cask, white wine, apricot, agave nectar and a touch of alcohol.
The taste was sweet and a bit acidic with a hint of fruity esters early on and then became rather yeasty and a bit sour with a mild sweet wine undertone and a slight oak alcohol presence at the end. The flavor lingered for a good long while with a nice fruity sour sweet alcohol warming sensation left behind.
Mouthfeel was a little past light in body with a dry oily texture and a fizzy carbonation.
Overall this was a fantastic Strong Ale that had a great fruity presence, which along with the Belgian yeast hid the high ABV very nicely...
Travlr (13679) - 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 (6160) - 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 (3640) - 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 (11221) - 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 (4454) - 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 (4045) - 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 (15379) - 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 (6089) - 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.