nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - FEB 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Winter Storm ’09. Had this next to the standard ’07 and they were tough to differentiate. Aging this in red wine seems like a natural progression, as it brings out the grapes in the beer while mellowing out the flavors and creating a cleaner mouthfeel. Nice.
andrewje41 (2470) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft 6 oz pour at the Brouwers Big Wood. Reddish orange pour with a thin oily head. Big wine barrel presence coming through here. Floral. Rose finish. Very nice.
mcberko (12383) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwer’s for Big Wood 2015, pours a hazy orangey amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out a good mix of Belgian yeast, red wine barrels and oak - a touch of oxidation. Flavour is really nice, with Belgian yeast, tempered red wine and oak. Not really any oxidation but it shows some lovely age. 8 years old and it ls very complex and balanced. Excellent.
Ferris (10736) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Grape, oak, plum and some medicinal notes. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Sweet, vinous, slightly juicy and a boozy malts.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reviewed on 12.12.12
Celebrating the Vertical Epic Series
P: Golden reddish tint with a bountiful dose of sudsy head.
S: Red wine booze, peppermint, spruce tree, white and black pepper corns, cranberries dusted with cocoa, barrel aroma, and blue cheese dankness.
T/M: Super sweet, rose hip, dandelion, and red wine. Moderate carbonation in a creamy smooth body.
O: wine and blue cheese take over and add a unique approach to the 07.07.07. This was a better offering of this beer and one that I actuall took home a growler of. Fantastic beer that was a real pleasure to enjoy.
Serving type: on-tap
kathouse (1506) - Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vertical at Aces and Ales. Cloudy orange with a thin head. Orange peel, coriander, and notes of sherry. Lemon and light fruit body that is slightly sweet but finishes clean.
PotjeBier (2471) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ 38 Degrees Alehouse. Aroma’s: sweet spices (aniseed), vinous. Flavor is medium sweet with some tartness. Medium bodied. Finishes lightly bitter, woody, a bit vinous.
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Falling Rock’s Vertical Epic event, orange red pour with hazy off white head, aroma brought notes of ginger, banana, orange, fruit, tart stone fruit, some oak and wine notes as well. Taste is a mix of oak, ginger, red wine/grape, some hints of earth, toffee, touch of golden raisin as well, finishing fairly sweet, slight tart fruits as well.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Stone. Side by side with 07.07.07. Much of same aroma - orange peel, lemon, coriander, cardamom - with some added oak. Taste is much more smooth then the regular 07. The oak and red wine really mellow the aggressive spice. Pretty tasty.
luttonm (3984) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz from tap at Brouwer’s in Seattle, leftover from Vertical Epic night. Rosy clear, bright orange, small bubble head. Sweet raspberry, fruity nose with lemon. Mixed fruit tea, juicy and drying tart finish. Alc balances with the fruit. Remarkably reminiscent of mulled wine or fruity tea. Tasty and interesting beer.
trevor211 (1538) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwer’s for 12/12/12. Transparent dark orange. Mint, berry, lemongrass, and red wine on the nose. Flavor brings mulling spices and herbal tea, maybe some strawberry into the mix. Tasty, though maybe a little dilute, and still manages to pack a punch of flavor.