BigSound (196) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light orange with a thin off-white head, light spotty lacing. slightly sweet aroma, white grape, and a touch of caramel. The flavor has almost a wine like sweetness with a dry finish. The carbonation is moderately high and plays nicely with every thing else thats going on.
DrSilverworm (6371) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Mike for offering me a sample from his 750ml bottle. Khaki head. Little loose lace. Hazy orange color. Kind of a sharp, soft carbonation. More dry finish. Light estery belgian yeasts, good piney hops. Light bitter taste. Good flavor, interesting texture.
Brigadier (2975) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle
This is one that I’ve been meaning to get around to and the results were not disappointing. A fine Belgian strong ale takes on the best characteristics of thins I’ve seen in most of the Mikkeller and Stillwater releases. I hope the other Stillwater bottles turn out so well.
Aroma / Appearance - The surge of dusty head took time to settle down like a frothy coffee drink. Underneath a cloudy rose gold body shimmered with light traces of sediment. Hay, earth, and lemons add to the impression of dusty old books. It feels ideal for an arid dry day as it has the same aspects.
Flavor / Palate - The texture is chewy and dense. A brittle woody bitterness fades away after a few sips save for a resin that hangs in the back of the throat. It feels earthy and toned down. This is a good collaboration although at $12.99 a little on the spendy side.
ClubGonzo (4023) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Henrik, Bergen, shared with (and bought by) Meilby, thanks man! :-) Pours a dark golden body with a large creamy long-lasting dense white head. Aroma is peppery notes, hints of peaches, sugar and herbs. Well balanced. Taste is odd, yet pleasant: wet moss, pepper, mushroom-like earthy flavors, hints of citrus and honey. Slick body, dry mouthfeel with a decent dash of carbonation. Well composed and a very interesting beer.
jcnielsen (2104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with big white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, grain, and some lemon and citrus. Belgian flavor with some earthy bitterness added in.
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice medium orange golden color with a big foamy head... this beer has a surprisingly soft nose with hints of barnyard yeast, citrus and a bit of earthy spice whiffs coming through. On the palate there is nothing soft about it. Big bright farmhouse yeast with a great hoppy grapefruit quencher in the midpalate that bitters out on the finish. Top Notch Collaboration !
CapFlu (4521) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(75cl bottle) Courtesy of Left4Beer. Lasting frothy white head atop a hazy orange highly carbonated body. Nose is good and yeasty with a sparkling hop lift. Very enjoyable.
--- reviewed on RateBeer.com
theisti (3237) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle purchased at Gomers in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The pour is a hazed golden yellow with not much off white head. The aroma is a dry malt wheat grain, some lemon citrus and peel, and a clove yeast. The taste is the clove yeast, nice full integrated malt body and the citrus is present as a nice spice. This certainly has the Stillwater house yeast character. The palate is medium bodied, nice unfiltered mouth feel and a clean dry finish.
DocLock (7860) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Frank Smiths and Blue Dog. Pours as a gusher with a huge head and a pale gold color. Nose was floral spice, hopcitrus, yeasty funk. Tastes of dry champagney yeast, florals, funk, hopcitrus, and a very complex finish. This one is stellar.
Nephilium (1356) - Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light floral aroma, pours a slightly hazy dark straw color, with a minimal head. The flavor is light, with a touch of sour and some earthy notes. Alcohol is well hidden, and this is an easy drinking beer. If you like saisons, give this one a try.