brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Ed, shared @ Bobby’s house. Golden pour with a white head. Aromas of apple, pear, coriander, and white pepper. A touch of booze, some sugar, and cider. Sweet flavor. Lots of sugar and fruit. Apple, pear, and cider. A bit of malt, some coriander, white pepper, and alcohol. Not my thing.
GT2 (9132) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355mL. Pours clear golden, weak foam. Nose is honey, vanilla, sweet cake. Taste is papery, sugary, a bit biting with bitterness. Nutty bitterness to balance sweetness.
TBone (13449) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @Draught 55, NYC
Clear golden color, small white head. Sweet apple, candy-marmalade aroma. Medium-bodied. Tastes like an apple cider. Alcohol, light fruity yeastyness. Doesn’t taste like 10% at all, strange.
Dan1756 (2) - - NOV 15, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love this beer.my fav for the cold months of the year,Strong but very smooth.give it a chance,you’ ll enjoy
Sledutah (5600) - Utah, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from eelbasher
Pours clear golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, banana, sweet malts and spices. Flavors are yeasty, grainy, sweet malts, lemon bitterness with a dry finish
Not one of my favorite styles, this was real good. Sweet but off set by the spices.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy, slightly sweet, and not bad at all. A step up from their dub release. Going to cellar a few of these to compare.
zdk (1822) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - hazy orange pour with medium thick white head. nose is peaches and yeast. Very phenolic, biscuits and bread. Has a nice zesty spice with maybe some orange peel. Thick, sweet crystal malts, chewy caramel. Very thick bodied almost creamy with lively carbonation. Finish is long and hot.
merc7186 (2414) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer has a decent appearance with a nice burnt orange, reddish hue to it. The beer pours nicely with a decent think head and great lacing, this beer is well carbonated. The smell has a lot going on, oyu definitely get the sweetness right away with banana, clove, nutmeg, and maybe a hint of corriander. The taste is more of the same with the banana and clove up front with some nutmeg lingering around on the back end...the brewer didnt do much to cover up the 10% ABV. The mouthfeel lingers around with the sweet and spiciness but you also taste the alochol too, which takes away from the experience. Overall, this is a decent beer but almost seems to be ’over spiced’ and has a definite alcohol taste in it...but a decent beer.
AirForceHops (4045) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from a trade with a Utappd buddy. Aroma is biscuit malt with fruity esters and candi sugar. Flavor is heavy yeast fruity esters with plenty of candi sugar with a dry finish. Honey notes. Medium body and moderate carbonation. The10 % ABV is well hidden well yet as a nice warming after the sip. Lingering yeast phenols. Nice sipper.
NasalBasil (19) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours beautifully. A murky golden yellow with a slim yet thick white head. Smells like oranges and bananas. Tastes of coriander and light hops. Good balance of sweetness alongside its bitterness. Full bodied and good carbonation. I like this beer more after every sip.