degbert (1227) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, aged since release at 38F. Nose -- wow. That’s funky. Barnyard, smoke, yeast, citrus, and just a touch of acetic. The beer is still gorgeous; hazy gold with a light creamy head that lasts a surprisingly long time. On the tongue, the bitterness is much more forefront, set off by a deep lemony acidity that keeps the flavor clean. No muddiness or sweetness, this is brawny and substantial with a tight, distinct, and well-defined flavor. It’s almost meaty in its strength. Finish is long and as dynamic as a well-worn leather jacket. An astonishing experience.
hopscotch (9743) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Lightly-hazed amber pour with a thin, creamy, white head. Woody, mildly funky nose. Medium-bodied and astringent with buzzing carbonation. The flavor provides a decent balance of moderate bitterness and light acidity. Crisp, Sahara-dry finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
TXBadger (1629) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear gold color with white head. Spice, oak, light fruits, and floral notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more light fruit.
bhensonb (11685) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Rosebud Butternuts. Pours copper with a foamy beige head. Aroma of tripel fruit esters with oak and a hint of rye. Med body or better. Pineapple, light stone fruit, oak, mild rye, and the flavors sort of rotate. Really firm flavors. So woody it approaches sour. Quite tasty.
marcus (6868) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours clear golden with a fluffy off-white head and a citrus and coconut aroma. There is a slightly sour pale malt flavor with a hint of oak.
JStax (3318) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle thanks to Errl. The rubbery wax on this bottle was quite resilient. Aroma is musty and dry with a fruity floral presence. Taste is funky and floral. Has a nice dry sweetness. Really not what I was expecting, but its really quite good.
50belair (2525) - Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Bitter bland hops and belgian yeast notes. Below average mouthfeel. Shallow and uninspiring.
DenverLogan (831) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12.7 oz wax top bottle.
Poured in a Chimay goblet.
Pours copper with significant head and lace.
Aroma of oak, sour fruit, slight alcohol, barnyard.
Significant mouthfeel and carbonation.
Flavors of a funky mix of oak, tannins, white grapefruit rind, white pepper, rye, leather, dried apricot. Overall big, bold, slightly mouth puckering with spices. Bitter, dry finish.
boto (1898) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle: Thanks Kaggie! The first think I liked about this was how easy it was to get the wax off to pop the cap! The beer pours a fairly clear amber color. There was a small off-white head that doesn’t linger long. An interesting aroma. It is befinitely old and musty smelling. Pineapple, citrus and oak dominate the nose. A bit of rye and spices in there also. The taste is good. Definitely dry and oaky flavors. Rye, some malts, spices, hints of fruit (pineapple and apricot), and a few other subtle items. Very nice!
Cavie (3882) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Fratto. Pours a cloudy murky yellow orange color with a light head. Aroma is citrus orange, yeasty notes and sweet. Flavor is very yeasty and woody, with dry dry finish. Light fruit flavor. Dry bitter finish.