Marheb (1624) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(2010): Les houblons ont une présence massive, j’ose pas imaginer fraîchement sortie de la ligne. Différente à chaque gorgée, résineuse, caramélisée.
GothGargoyle (892) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown with a large pale head. Aroma is raisin, toffee, dates. Slightly slick mouthfeel, sweet and bitter on the palate. Taste is toffee, dates, hint of grapefruit skin.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice brew. Thx canon. Not as good as some. Powerful and a touch sweet. Some alcohol burn. Warming notes. Try if you can
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madmitch76 (13004) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
19th March 2011
Hazy red - amber beer, little off white head. Semi dry palate, a little crisp. Creamy malt, trace of caramel. Aggressive hop bitterness dominates. Brief glimpses of sweet fruit before the finish. Long bitter aftertaste. Over done the dry hopping I think - the hop bitterness is masking the other flavours.
Elwood (2960) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. I’m very interested to see how this one holds up with age. It pours a murky dark amber with a dense, light tan head. The nose is heavy on the caramel with light pine notes. I’m surprised the hops are holding up. The flavor leans towards the caramel side as well with slight dried fruit notes, a little oak, and light pine. Some breadiness emerges as the beer warms. Full bodied with a lasting finish. This one seems to be holding up well.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"A Collaboration of Pioneering Brewers. 22% Ale Aged in Bourbon Barrels, 78% Ale. Blend of Oak Aged Bigfoot, Celebration Ale, and Fresh Pale Ale". Tan orange half inch lacy lasting head. Rich dark amber color.Mellow bourbon oak aromatic complex fruit malt hop aroma front. Surprisingly light medium textured medium sweet somewhat fruity malty Bigfoot dominated body. Medium light fruity sediment. Flavors aged well and mellowed together nicely. Touch of Bourbon heat mixed with lingering sweetness and hop spice in rich complex somewhat overpowering end. Tasty, but too much work to drink. (3.5/5.0)
chinchill (1246) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle served in a Unibroue snifter. After a solid ’pop’ of the champagne cork (showing the 1980-2010 anniv. span), this poured a murky orange-brown with a modest but durable beige head. Served a bit too cold at first, the aroma opened up to rich, inviting and complex mix after just a little warming. I am not a fan of bourbon but did appreciate the clear impact on the flavor, with a rather pronounced presence of oak in the finish; both linger on and on in the aftertaste. Both the wood and the bourbon residue had a much more subdued influence on the superb nose, . Medium and, I think, dark malts provide a rich and solid base, with enough hops to lend a spicy/peppery aspect and to render the overall flavor bitter-sweet.
Near full body. Surprisingly smooth for 9.2% ABV. [4.25]
O: a great brew ... one of those I wish I had a case [or more] of in my cellar.
BREWMUSKCLES (2142) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
it is like a mellow deep bodied champagne with sweetness up frontand a dry like finish. warming fruits meandering thruout and a bit of slickness for interest. some hop wafting in from time to time. very nice & on tap at the R&H the best bar in New York City.
swoopjones (5219) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at Coles, Buffalo. toffee colored pour. Oak aroma surrounded by rich toffee malts, touch of xmas spice, boozy, decent bitterness towards the finish. Touch of dried dark fruits, mainly raisins. Somewhat astrigent finish. Very good
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing hop smell like the freshest SNPA ever and then a hint of Celebration, fantastic. This is a very good blend.
750ml bottle that cost $15 which is $5 more than the rest of the country is paying apparently. Looks orange-amber, decent bubbly head which come to think of it SN beers always have good carbonation. Smells oaky, hoppy, complex. Tastes like a woody Bigfoot and I can definitely taste the celebration, no hint of the pale ale but this was pretty good. Too bad the stores/distributors marked up the price..
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-10-2010 02:45:29