leo2x4us (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer is a cloudy straw color with minimal head. Taste is of high malt with citius flavor. Canít taste the high alcohol quite smooth with little bitterness.
ronaldtheriot (782) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Real Ale Devilís Backbone ale has a very thin, fizzy, off-white head, a hazy, brilliant, golden-orange appearance, some streaming bubbles, little floating brown particles, a descending gray-brown cloud, and decent lacing film left behind. The aroma is of sweet hard candy, grain husk, sweet corn, and yeast zest. Flavor is of peppery, yeasty, sweet, sugary malt, candy, grits, and a mellow hop bitterness to close out the sip. Mouthfeel is rather watery, and Devilís Backbone finishes semi-dry, crisp, not alcohilic, and decently drinkable. RJT
kevinator (322) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight yeasty aroma with fruit sweetness. Smooth palate with low carbonation. Not sure if this works or was relatd to it being on tap. Darker golden color with a small head. Flavors were caramel malt, banana, Belgian yeast. Alcoholic finish. Works well with food.
BeerHawk (1748) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (best by 7.20.13). Poured pale with a white head that had a thin layer last and left good lace. Aromas of yeast, spice, and citrus. The flavor found Belgian yeast and spice with light banana backing. Light body with a spice aftertaste.
tapthis (39) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color (almost a wheat color), fruity smell to it. No head or lacing. it has a fruity flavor to it.
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Golden, mild haze, moderate frothy white head, fairly nice lacing.   Heavy honeydew melon, sweet biscuit, and cloying sweetbread on the nose.   Heavy sweet melon start, a bit bready but not too strong, with a very sweet malty background.   Also has this slight medicinal taste to it, a bit metallic.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Finishes with a slight over ripened banana, bright honeydew melon, and a somewhat chalky straw flavor.   Not like your typical Belgian, and also a bit varied from most American examples.   Often times with beers that are tasty and hard to describe, its gone before you know it.   While this was gone quick, I am still puzzled as to why the hell this is so different.   Somewhat of an odd duck, but okay.   Thanks Bill for the bottle.
Maverick34 (1711) - New York, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Cloudy golden pour. Fruity floral aroma. Apples yeast and sugar. Pretty good triple.
queenholly (1851) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Fruity banana, bready yeast, and light spicy aroma. Hazy honey gold with a large off-white head. Sugary sweet banana, Belgian yeast, light spice flavor and the barest hint of bitterness in the finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Alcohol well hidden.
AirForceHops (1851) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle purchased at Kegs and Barrels, Plano, TX. Bottle said, Best before May 26, 2013. Chalice shows a nearly clear gold with soft carbonation. The aroma was of bread malt and mild Belgian yeast with a hint of sugar. Up front is lots of fruity Belgian yeast and wheat. Light tartness that transitions to mild sweetness in the finish. This is really on the light side of body and texture. You can take that as being positive or negative. Clean finish. The over 8 % ABV is totally hidden.
prawlie (858) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured into a pint glass at the cafe next to the Blue Star Brewery in San Antonio. Orange, opaque, and flat with little head. Yeasty, bitter, nice. Pleasant citrus and yeast aroma. Pretty good example of the style.
Phatdog1 (113) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle compliments of AirForceHops. Cloudy orange pour into a tulip. Thick fluffy 1" white head. Aroma of spice and Belgian yeast. Really nice flavor upfront, lots of spice. Full bready malt & sweetness in the middle, metallic finish. Close to the "best if consumed by" date. Not my style, but well worth the glassfull.