bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy dark orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mango, papaya, guava, pineapple, celery, and passion fruit. Flavor of pineapple, guava, mango, oak, vanilla, toffee, and almonds.
arminjewell (5143) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the CO rare beer tasting 2012, pour out of 750 mL bottle is hazy dark orange with white head, aroma brought notes of biscuit, bread, hints of earth, grain, nice oak notes, the hops come through well with some tropical kiwi, pineapple notes, hints of a grassy tone as well. Taste is a nice mix of grape, oak, hints of tropical fruit with some mango and kiwi, slight pineapple, hints of biscuit, bread, finishing very dry, slightly bitter. Tasty, but price prohibitive.
radagast83 (3730) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle provided by Travlr. Thanks Gene! Poured a reddish-amber color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is some malty notes, sweet brown sugar, touch of dried fruits, woody notes, some alcohol.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL thanks to Travlr. Pours a full haze deep orange, thick buttermilk foam. Nose is tomato, pepper, lemon, basil, fresh garden. Taste is tomato, celery, iron, sugar. Palate aerated, minerally. Infected or not was intended.
Huhzubendah (2155) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared by Travlr. Thanks Gene. The beer is orange to light copper colored with a fizzy white head. High carbonation evident. The aroma offers malt, oak, citrus, alcohol. The flavor is malty, earthy. Abundant oak throughout, even tannic. Notes of vanilla, nectarines. Overall, this was ok, but just too woody for my tastes.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks, Gene. Nose has some amber malt and light bread. Touch of caramel. Fairly heavy carbonation. Pretty dry.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Medium beige head. atop murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, coconut, some mango. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla, some Bourbon, oak. Medium-full body, light resin.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is brown sugar, figs and dates with cookie and caramel malt. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, dark fruity esters and a sweet. Full body and medium carbonation.
Travlr (9807) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark golden color, small white head. Nice aroma of vanilla, white wine, summer fruit. Taste is sour and bitter vanilla and citris, with rising white bread dough. Nice.
Ratman197 (8463) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a cloudy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of oak, carmel, vanilla, almonds, light tropical fruit and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, oak, vanilla, toffee, almonds and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering oak finish.