Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This wasn’t as good as I was expecting. A dry finish and a very light palate with too strong of a spice character.
adamhorror (84) - USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is sweet, floral, slight cinnamon, mango and banana. Head is white. Very active carbonation, champagne-like. Taste is sweet, mild yeast, banana, bitter-hoppiness. Palate is banana, bittersweet, mango.
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brewballs (215) - USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s weird Sammy usually puts out good stuff. I don’t get this? What were they going for? The alcohol is too overwhelming and takes away from the spices that are the trademark of all Sammy brews. I love brews, but with this it is almost like you’re drinking a cocktail! And the crazy thing is I drank a brew from the Ska. Brewing Co. with the same ABV and it was much more refreshing! I say "Pan This!"
etano (2) - - MAR 9, 2013 does not count
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
How many characters does one need for "eh?" Underwhelming tripel with nice appearance but fails to deliver on taste. Thin.
Ndg2e (36) - Arizona, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours great very cloudy unfiltered look. Low to medium head. Smell is tropical fruity. Taste is slightly bitter but finishes sweet.
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Chudwick (2819) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
25.4oz corked bottle - pours slightly hazy golden orange with three fingers of offwhite head. Nose is spicy and yeasty - reminds me of la Fin du Monde. Flavor adds bread and peels from some citrus fruit. sweet. Can’t really detect the booze in here. A good example of the style but this leaves a weird aftertaste which is probably from the oak barrels. A great value. Very carbonated at first but so-so as it warmed.
AndyW68 (1451) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ok. Hazy amber with white head. Aroma is bounce dryer sheet. Taste is apple juice with bounce dryer sheet. I like bounce dryer sheets, but...
probstblueribbon (3718) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Part of a 750 ml bottle from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. GUSHER.
App.: Amber with some floaties and a small white head.
Aroma: Very sweet, some earthy and citrusy coriander, light pome fruit, a little grassy hops, some light yeast, a bit of alcohol, sweet honey and biscuit.
Palate: Medium+ body, full, creamy effervescence.
Flav.: Alcohol and old apple juice, some orange peel, a touch of yeast, more alcohol, slightly spicy, biscuit, honey; sweet with low bitterness, plenty of alcohol and a very sweet, fruity finish.
Not really a success for my palate. Regret opening the bottle...
hayduke (4928) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2014 Purchased in Silver Spring, MD. Poured a cloudy apricot color with a white head with orange tints. Nose of ripe fruit and spices. Medium plus body with a lively mouthfeel. Flavor is slightly sour with distinct old. Finished with a pleasant sourness. Very good.
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with @beerapostle, thanks for the pour! Really solid style tripple style, nice aging mellows the abbey a little, and for 10% it is very balanced. Good palate, nice spice!