Travlr (13722) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Greg at Paradiso Dipont, hauled by truck from NC. Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma of vanilla, lemon, white wine. Taste is slightly funky wood, light spice, spruce. Fascinating and creative flavor combo.
Tmoney99 (11228) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured a hazy copper color with an average frothy white head that was lasting and produced good lacing. Good moderate wood, hop and small malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth dry slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate sweet flavor with with a moderate sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a solid beer and good of style.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: March 10, 2012
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Appearance: hazy gold, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet malt aroma, candy sweetness, light mustyness
Flavor: sweet pale malt flavor, spicy bitterness, light oak
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Ratman197 (10328) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of straw, oak, citrus and light white wine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, oak and light white winw with a crisp dry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10249) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is light Chardonnay, oak and floral, citrus hops with fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward with light Chardonnay and oak notes, fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
daknole (9623) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy gold pour, fluffy white head. Lots going on here. I get the chardonnay flavors, I get a nice yeasty, bready note. But there is something odd. Vegetal, herbal almost. This beer is almost fantastic, but almost bad at the same time.
adnielsen (9536) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day. Pours a pretty clear yellow appearance with a white head. A bit woody, white grape, pear, a touch grainy aroma. Fairly dry, grape/apple fruity, somewhat oaky flavor. Weird idea that didn’t turn out all that well.
Drake (9264) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mL bottle courtesy of Kinz at the 19th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear copper color with a thin frothy off-white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel, herbal notes, grapes. The taste is stone fruits, bread, grapes, bitter hop finish. Tannic and vinous, slightly astringent. Medium bodied.
GT2 (8831) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL shared at Berliner Bash. Low haze deep orange pour with creamy foam and medium lace. Sticky orange nose. Slick bourbon like taste with sharp grassy hops. Tangy and bitter palate. Mild stickiness and bourbon laden toffee. Not too bad. Thick and heavier.
DrSilverworm (7229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from a 750ml bottle. Imperial pils aged in wine barrels? This certainly must be the most exotic pils I’ve ever had. Hazy golden yellow color. Minimal off-white head, though it leaves good even spread of dotty lace. Malty, old-hop nose. Some ripe fruit. Medium to bigger body. Light, smooth carbonation. Nice sweet taste, kind of musty, little wood evident. Kind of tastes more like an ale than a lager. Very sweet, much less bite than any other imperial pils I’ve had. Kind of like somewhere between a saison, a belgian golden, and an old IPA... Aged in a chardonnay barrel. Interesting, and definitely very unique stuff. Thanks greatly to the group for sharing this