thegreenrooster (4030) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a murky but bright yellow with almost no head. Aroma is all about the barrel. A vinous aspect is there all so. Flavor is again pretty much all of the barrel. Not that there is anything wrong with that but itís just that it overpowers anything the base beer was going to offer. Finish is silky and none of the alcohol is present at all. It was well done just the wood aging overtook the whole beer. Maybe triples arenít meant to be barrel aged.
marcus (9219) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours cloudy golden with a tiny off-white head and an earthy fruit aroma. There is a slightly fruity caramel malt flavor with some vanilla and a whiskey finish. That whiskey took the sweet right out of the malt. Quite interesting.
tmoreau (3747) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12.7 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a hazed, orange color, with a modest layer of off white, bubbly head foam, and spotty lacing. The nose offered some barrel hints, light spice, esters as dried fruit, and some lurking alcohol. Medium bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste continued the esters, presented some sweetness, alcohol warmth, and modest hop bitterness. Not bad, but barreling tended to subdue a good deal of the usual Tripel expressiveness, imo.
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 c&c from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy amber gold with no head. Aroma is whiskey/wood/fruit. Full bodied, almost. Flavor is malt, something vinous, wood, caramel. A touch of whiskey, and a hint of heat. This is very smooth, with lots of different flavors, and they all blend into a delicious ale. Excellent.
rollsrace (81) - - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2015 It?s expensive at $22 per 750ml bottle. However it?s good. Strong whiskey taste, sweet with some vanilla. The color is light. Strong alcohol amount at 10.5%
hopscotch (10642) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Muckfest 2014... Hazy caramel-colored pour with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aroma is lightly funky, bready and vinous. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor offers pear, wine, oak and bread, with both crusty and alcoholic bitterness.
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Youngish. Pours with a big white fluffly lasting head and sheet lace, hazy light yellow. Aroma is light summery fruit esters, hay spices, light Brett perhaps, lemon zest., modest whiskey notes adding depth. Flavor is sweet heavy belgian yeast notes, moderate spice, ripe citrus, then the boozy whiskey notes. Those donít mesh well for me. The feel is lush, full, and lively until the boozy bite takes over with drying alcohol and barrel tannins. I think this would be much better without the whiskey. Or at least I would want to drink it again.
crossovert (11398) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml corked and caged bottle. Murky pour, spice notes, definite barrel character. But jsut not a combo I care for, nor do I think the base beer is anything extraordinary.
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at the Rockmill tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 3/27/14. Hazy amber pour with no head. Aroma of bourbon, wine, malt and Belgian yeast esters. Malty flavor giving way to red wine and bourbon before a semi-dry finish.
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Sour aroma with brown sugar and rock candy. Sweet brown sugar and pepper, a touch of abv. Medium body with good carbonation. pretty good