hershiser2 (1147) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a light ambery golden with a large off-white head. Smells of bananas, cherry, bubble gum. Tastes sweet up front and finishes roasted and almost (but not quite) smoky. Has some citrus and spice in there as well. Interesting.
Indra (2530) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle. Sweet, honeyish aroma, malty, spicy and fruity with notes of citrus, coriander, lemon pepper, caramel and estery yeast, along with faint herbal hop and orange peel in the background. Deep, hazy medium-dark copper color, with a lasting, uneven, off-white head. Flavor is a powerful blend of sweet, toasty, bready malts, honey and caramel, overt spice, tropical fruits, peppery alcohol and lingering hop bitterness, with a huge, lasting finish, ending semi-dry and warming. Effervescent and active on the palate, slick, hefty feel, body is certainly full. Very flavorful beer, in fact I could have done with a touch more subtlety here and there, but overall pretty enjoyable.
Block (1124) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of hops, sweet. A strong and potent beer. The hops and alcohol almost hits you immediately. Lots of spice help to mellow out the 9%. Really good and a little different.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of bananas, candi sugar, yeast, floral, and spices. Tastes of bananas, spices, citrus, burnt sugar, and yeast.
JMerritt (1724) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangish gold with a medium-sized off-white head. Head is mostly diminishing. Aroma of orange peel, musty banana, clover honey and moderate cloves. Flavor starts out highly sweet - banana and sticky honey, primarily - though it turns mildly bitter during the middle and end of the flavor profile. Finish is mildly alcoholic, bready (rye), and overall dry with a lingering stale quality. Belgian characteristics are there, but overall this tastes a little raw.
CanIHave4Beers (2762) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very clear orange color with a big loose head and some lace. The aroma is floral with some copper, rye bread, & light vanilla. Overly yeast driven spiciness is the dominant aroma here. The flavor has a weird clash at first between the bitterness, the spiciness, and the alcohol. This eventually balances a bit as the beer warms. The beer is fruity with some pear and citrus flavors, moderately sweet, with an overly soapy finish that lingers a bit.
oteyj (2124) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour with a lively white head, leaving a good deal of lacing. The aroma holds delicious herbal dough, hop spiciness, nectar fruits, caramel malts, and perfume. The flavor comes through with a delicious yeast profile holding doughy floral notes, mild citrus, and perfumy spices. The mouthfeel with medium in body with great fine bubbled carbonation.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden amber with a fading rocky taupe topper and plenty of lacing. Aroma of yeast and candi sugar, banana, citrus, alcohol and sticky caramel. Taste isnít very hoppy and itís more of a straight up boozy Belgian beer. Banana, booze, yeast, sugar and fruit make up the bill with no real hops in sight. Body is a tad oily and finish has some burn on it.
HighlanderOne (934) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of roasted malt, burnt caramel and grass. Bronze colored, tan head, lacing. Sweet roasted malt flavor with piney hop following up nicely. Pepper and licorice notes as well. Finished well. Nicely done, Mr. Roper.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle opened 4/10/11. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a medium sized creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, candi sugar, banana, spicy notes, green banana. The taste is bitter hops, banana, earthy notes, spicy finish. Lingering bitterness. Medium bodied.