Jow (3382) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2016 version listed at 12.5% bit they told me first few kegs probably higher abv for some freezing reason. Anyways I wanted this brew for years and made it out to brewery on release day on coldest day in decades which seems quite appropriate. Ruby pour minimal head. Nose is dark fruit light malt and wheat. Tastes of plums, malt, light licorice, dried leaves, cherry, hint of brandy, and grapes. Smooth palate only hint of the huge abv. Drinking litre of this amd 3/4 through not feeling booze yet we will see in morning.
jp3 (8) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Just a damn great brew. those who have had the winter wheat know how good it is now pump up the abv, and smooth it out if possible. beautiful color, wonderful head and flavor
vtafro (6554) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown pour with tan head. Dark plum, sweet fruit, sugars, malts aromas. Flavors are very strong malty, fruit, sweet, but also warming.
jkwalking05 (4577) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Dark amber red with an average sized off-white head. Aroma is of banana, chocolate, caramel and malt. Taste is of malt, chocolate, toffee, and plum.
PhillyCraft (5605) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Put on for the Ratebeer crew during beer week. Pour is a pitch black color with small head, medium lacing. Aromas and taste of apple, belgian spice, coriander, medicine, brown sugar, quad notes, roasty, little bit of toffee hidden. Taste is more of the same, with very flavorful wheat. Glad i got to try this rare beer.
gnoff (9552) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Rattle ’N’ Hum, as part of a flight of beers, on January 29, 2012
Clear dark reddish brown color, extremely small head. Sweet, sugary, alcohol, dark fruits taste. Sweet, dark fruits aftertaste, also alcohol. Medium and spritzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, dark fruits, alcohol scent.
fbm115 (187) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
served in a goblet at barcade bc spuyten sucks. moving on... appear dank golden clear. smells rich golden malt with some of those bock esters, spice, clove, banano. taste is just rich smooth malt with a moderate spice ester presence. the feel of this brew is exceptional. overall this was the right choice over the bear republic BABW. NJ FTW!
FROTHINGSLOSH (6630) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at Zeno’s in State College PA this beer poured almost black with a medium sized beige head that faded quickly and left no lacing. The aroma was sweet raspberry jam, sugar and touches of cocoa, wood and tobacco. The flavor was sweet raspberry jam, sugar, wood, molasses and a hint of smoke. Long finish. Fairly full bodied. Nice.
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a ruby tinged clear brown with a thin to medium sized beige head. Soft cocoa, chocolate, roast, light banana on the nose. More banana, roast and chocolate, cocoa krispies. Medium bodied, malty with some big roast, chocolate, light prune notes on the finish. Very smooth, no hints at all of the 11.5% ABV. Well done.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep root beer brown with thin, fine, nitro brown head. Lighter bodied than anticipated. Aroma/Flavor are some roast, grain, prune. just a touch of clean hop bitterness. Lovely with an indescribable wheat sweet grain.