AndyReynolds (1079) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Maybe it’s the age...but...not much aroma to this beer. If anything, reminiscent of a saké than anything else. Flavor brings out some more complexity and is sweet, but still a bit of a let down.
deekyn (1444) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A - pours clear light golden amber with no head, some lacing. S - very faint odors. Musky citrus leaves, lightly floral, hints of grains, honey. M - medium bodied. Simple sweet palate. No carb. Lingering sticky honey. T - overbearing honey, floral notes, up front. Honey, citrus notes, grains on the palate. Lingering sweet doughy (cheap sugar cookies) musty citrus leaves and caramel malts on the end. O - simple sticky sweet honeyed floral golden. 3.4
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Iphonephan (5286) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at church key in DC. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Fruity aroma with hints of orange. Bread, hints of lime and banana in the flavor. Short bitter finish.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Stone. Pours a slightly cloudy gold. Aromas of funky yeast, spice, banana, honey. Taste is more of the same, slightly boozy.
luttonm (3730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz from tap at Brouwer’s in Seattle, leftover from Vertical Epic night. Rich orange, grayish head. Sweet orange, yeast, spice. Juicy body with some sweet herb spicing. Tasty for an American belgian style, quite enjoyable.
trevor211 (1511) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwer’s for 12/12/12. Light transparent IPA orange. Caramel and booze-soaked citrus. Some oak, and lemon candy. Quite juicy, and not in the least bit dry. Somewhat like a stale (but quite tasty) DIPA. I like it.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle to Chimay glass. Cloudy dark gold pour. Looks great and a surprising amount of carbonation for the age. Bready aroma. Taste is amazing especially for the age. Very fragrant and flowery lime flavor dominates. So good. After a few sips the farmhouse and bittering hop qualities start to make their presence known. Very impressive how well this held up.. I’d buy a pint of it on tap tomorrow.
AirForceHops (5277) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Lord Hobo, on 12/15/12. We got to enjoy the left over Stone from the 12/12/12 event. Aroma of banana, clove, caramel and spice. Taste of yeast and the lime really makes it somewhat sour for me. Oxidation is all over this brew and it shows mineral water notes.The lime with age didn’t really work for me. Medium body and flat carbonation. For 8 years old not terrible.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CK for 12.12.12. VE night. Thanks to Travlr for the pour. Full haze lighter golden to straw pour. Good white foam dwindling. Spotty lacing. Nose is full on perfume, candied orange peel, lemon verbana, sage, rosemary, white pepper. Very perfumey. I like these types of beers though :-) Taste is spicy, herbal, big sage, garden freshness, rose hips. I’m down with this. Oily to near sticky palate doesn’t ruin it thankfully.
thirdeye11 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) clear medium gold, no head. Nose of lime, spice, alcohol, aged hops. Taste is very herbal, spicy, hops held up surprisingly well, a bit of alcohol heat, interesting.