Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bubble gum aroma. Medium yellow colour with off-white soapy head. ABove average carbonation. Too much yeast up front and aggressively carbonation. Other than that, drinkable. Candi helped to disguise the high alcohol. Medium mouthfeel overall, some off-sournish in finish. A half pint is a lot.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 Bottle - Pours clear but thick orange with a small off white head...aroma is hot, with some pineapple, peach and banana, with some clove coming thru as well...flavour is fruity and thick, and there is enough alcohol for battlefield triage...yeasty and sweet with an odd burnt plastic bitterness in the throat...meh...
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Clear amber, quickly subsiding foamy white head that leaves marginal lace. Lots of fruitiness in the aroma with peach, pear, apricot, etc. some spiciness adds to the experience, and a background of honey and light toffee complements. Medium body and carbonation, some stickiness, just a bit syrupy. Decidedly sweet up front and that continues on into the finish, with only a slight spicy hop flavor to take the edge off. For my taste, it would be better were it a little dryer. There are layers of aroma and flavor that make it interesting.
topherh (1905) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden amber with a big white head. Aromas of clove, banana, bready yeast, and spices. Flavor is much the same with the alcohol slightly detecable .
IndianaRed (2163) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a crystal clear orange/amber with a big almost violent off-white head. Tons of effervescence. Even sounds like rice krispys. Light fruity slightly plastic smell. Cherries, apples and a little banana. Not very interesting flavor. Plastic...no..vinal. Alcohol burn and lingering dusty trailer. Lively carbonation.
waolsen (1335) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. copper pour with thin frothy white head. clarity and light carbonation. bready yeast, light spice, pear and fair malt aroma. medium body with dry bitterness. light spiced. well rounded. hints of metal. exceeded my expectations
hopdog (8460) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Bottle stamped May 21 09. Poured a medium and clear golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of spices, some yeastiness, fruity, burnt sugar, and some alcohol. Tastes of spices, the same fruitiness, candi sugar, and vanilla. Light to medium alcohol in the finish. Overall, not that bad of an American Tripel.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Summer 2009 release, 22 oz. bottle purchased at QFC in Lynnwood, WA. Poured into a brandy snifter....itís an orange amber color, with minimal head. Aroma: Coriander, spice, and vanilla. Flavor: Spice, orange peel, and bananas. Damn...itís one great beer.
thornecb (4113) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bright amber into a tulip. Bright white head slowly recedes leaving slight sheets. Coriander and alcohol aromas. Sweet cloves upfront turning to a strong vanilla alcohol burn.
SSSteve (3637) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear gold under a foamy head. mandarin, rubbing alcohol, and vanilla in aroma. rubbing alcohol, pear, orange, banana, hint of vanilla flavors. way too hot abv! burning palate and finish. great to see them swing for the fence but man...this is a bit rough around the edges.