chickenflea (344) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle in a Trappist glass at WOB. Pours a light tangerine color. Unfiltered sediment in the bottle makes it cloudier on the second glass. Served a little too cold. A two finger head from an aggressive pour. Aroma of a lot of caramel and cereal malts, some oak, a good amount of hops, a little alcohol, and some kind of spiciness. Flavor the same, with more sour apple up front. Starts our reminiscent of a barley wine, but the finish is much lighter with bread, butter and Juicy Fruit flavor. Big hop finish cleans it all up and dries things out. Did not notice the oak that much. A smooth texture. A good beer. The alcohol had settled out by the drinking date and was barely noticeable.
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 (736) - 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 (6031) - 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 (3427) - 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 (10971) - 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 (3985) - 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 (3167) - 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 (14973) - 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 (5819) - 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.
Bulk_Carrier (2227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Never thought I’d ever see this one. Bottle given to me for a job well done of chopping wood for a local.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance had a cloudy gold with a one finger white head that dissipated within seconds (damn, that was quick). Lacing was somewhat there but kinda stringy and all over the place.
The smell had some honey, Belgian yeastiness, a light tropical citrus and then a light hint of vanilla. No bourbon? Uh..okay, no worries, I guess, I was expecting it but it never showed up.
The taste was really sweet through the honey with a sweet/bready yeastiness balancing it in with some light pear.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent expected carbonation that was there but nothing overbearing.
Overall, decent Belgian Strong ale I think I could have again.