IrishBoy (4085) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At the brewpub 11/10; Nose of tart caramel malts and woodiness; deep amber coloration with a decent, glass-lacing beige head; flavor was spicy cloves and caramel malts, slight sweetness mixed with a pleasant tartness, one of my favorite RRs!
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(growler sample from irishboy)clear brown with an off white head.aroma is caramel,chocolate,bret,and brown sugar.flavor mixes the aroma.very nice balanced brew for sure.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very interesting brew that pours a deep brwon with a frothy, tan head with wonderful lacing. Aromas of raisins, yeast, caramel, prunes and a little wheat. Flavors of the same with a light cherry finish with some brown sugar thrown in for good measure. Slight medicinal/smokey (scotch-like) finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 10th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Festival: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of some lightly sweet toasty caramel malt and tart, funky wild yeast with some cherry notes. Body starts somewhat full and mildly dark caramely sweet, balanced with a tart, fruity earthy yeasty character toward a slightly drier, complex oaky finish. A nice beer.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ripe dark candied fruit with toasted caramel, oak and orange peel in the nose. Interesting combination of malt forward body with appetizing lactic notes. Very drinkable for the abv.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10th Annual SD Strong Ale Fest: Poured a clear deep golden brown color. Aroma of tart aged malt. Light brett and leather character. The flavor had some tartnesshitting up against a sweet malt base. Tannic bitter finish.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampeled at the pizza port belgian fest 2005
Opaqe dark brown, medium body, slightly sweet, nice. If I were to get a bottle I’d age it.
jazz88 (2655) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Toronado. Brown in color with ruby tints. Strong wine like elements with chardonnay barrels from the Temptation mix. A slightly sour finish and fairly robust throughout. The combination brings out a lambic character on an otherwise darker beer.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
the temptation really knocked the mother of all beers down a peg or two in this glass, mellowed it all out and gave it a subtle tartness and depth, very interesting contrast between these beers, hints of dusty chocolate from the MoAB, thinned body with a more zesty belgian flavor - all melted into a ruby hue
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest
dark amber, wispy beige head, sweet grape wine aroma with a hint of fusel alcohols, big tart malt flavor, lots of oak, tart cherry, lots of lip smacking lactic character that is not apparent in the flavor, a touch of dark fruits,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20