tossmeabeer (24) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Malty palate and mouthfeel. Herbal notes. Tropical fruits - hints of papaya and lemon curd.
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid tripel through and through. A bit less carbonated than the Old World varieties, and maybe a bit heavier in mouthfeel, too.
DCLawyer (2594) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml->trappist. Orange-copper with thick frothy white head. A: Belgian yeast, coriander, grass, citrus peel. T: spicy citrus, yeast, bright dark fruit (interesting). Decent, but touch too sweet.
seehaferb23 (201) - - MAR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice for a Samuel Adams. This really is its own category though. The nicest thing about this...what u smell is what u get.
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich apricot golden colour. I liked sudsy-good description of the head. Stewed fruits and banana candy aroma with the hunt of spices. Complex palate very rich and warming. Nice beer
mfhennig (276) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2015 This has been sitting in the crawl space for over two years, the nice cardboard box has deteriorated. Poured a nice golden color with a huge off white head that took awhile to dissipate. Very fruity aroma. Flavor is fruity and sweet. I think this beer improved over the course of two years. Very excellent brew, loved it!
Shanebrews (284) - Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a pleasant beer, perhaps the most approachable of the Barrel Collection project. The pour is a vibrant gold with a sudsy head and a ton of carbonation. The aroma is light. The taste displays bread and crackers in the malt and a wonderful light spice and bitterness to the finish. It is a good tripel, but Samuel Adams is a distant second in their own area to Mystic Brewery when it comes to Belgian styles.
HonusWagner (2072) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle cellared from batch one, so there’s not any of that herbal hop quality I was promised, but this beer is quite spicy and tropical, reminiscent of a rum cake thing you’d get in the Caribbean but without the sweetness of rum.
Sledutah (6974) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Trapped
Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of Belgian malts, yeast and fruit. Flavor are fruity, spices and malts
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2/26/2015. From bottle. Light amber with a thick white head. Sweet, buttery aromas with honey and tropical fruit. Similar flavors, sweet sticky texture, hints of alcohol and spices with a light hoppy finish.