BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap pint in Alfie’s, 9th Ave, New York on 18 Jan 2013.
First three words on my notes: Bubble-gum, cloudy and sweet. That kind of sums up the brew nicely. Luckily I like sweet brews normally, this one however caught me out somewhat.
If this is supposed to be in a Belgian Tripel style they’ve gone wrong completely: as a stand alone brew however it was fine, not really to my liking but there is nothing bad or poor about it.
The alcohol is well hidden by the vanilla/bubble-gum flavours and I managed to finish my pint without any undue problem, but I’ll never have another.
Jrwhitney6 (195) - - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange with minimal head. Nose of some vanilla and spice. Taste has some sweetness...burnt sugar followed by alcohol burn. Alcohol more prominent than other triples, but not overpowering. Good.
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kuphish (378) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from EithCubes. Deep, hazy golden pour with a diminishing white head. Nice lace on the glass. Vanilla aroma with candyish pils and some rosy alcohol notes. Faint spicy presence. Flavor has more alcohol that comes through quite sweet and enhances the malt. Vanilla is still there and some light cherry. Body is quite full and the carbonation is light. Sweet finish. Overall pretty good, but the palate drags it down. Could be drier for me.
NikkTwist (1247) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Hazy orange amber. Fizzy head disappeared quickly. Despite the booziness, feels like a watery Trippel with earthy hops. Unusual, but I can not say I really enjoy it. Can see it improving with age. The fuzzy edges need to be refined.
crajun (822) - , Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received in trade from. Greatly enjoyed this beer. Been awhile since I had this style. Nice aroma but I can’t identify - springtime. Apple? Gold honey pour with lots of lacing. Palate is med and soft. Taste is slight fruit and dries at end. Niiiiice
RobertDale (2617) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a small white head. Aroma of yeast, spice, and banana. Taste is Belgian yeast, caramel, spice, and vanilla. Not sure of this one.
JStax (2344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle thanks to Ramy! Pours a hazy orange copper with a thin white whispered of a head that likes to stay around. The first impression I get from the aroma is banana that moves to a hint at coconut. The taste is a vanilla, banana, bready concoction. Bready and peppery in the finish. Not bad.
fletched (7) - - MAR 8, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very earthy, thick, good, not too sweet. Would get again in winter. Bigger alcohol.
ryanscourt (460) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liked this one a lot. Very strong banana nose and taste. Nice tripel spiciness. Etoh was a little over prevalent. Would be recommendation of choice for river horse beers I’ve tried so far. Beer was a lot more affirmative than their other beers - bolder flavor profile.
vmilaxer29 (397) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Spicy yeasty aroma with some sweet notes, too. Spicy, cloves, yeast, and some sweet sugars and malts, too. A nice bite of yeast on the finish. Pretty decent beer. Doesn’t feel 10%. One of my favorite strong beers to buy in bulk.