RussianDragon (574) - - MAY 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy honey gold with a thin head. Aroma is sweet: honey, maple syrup and spice - an almost medicinal complexity. Flavor is ginger, cardamom, grapefruit, lemon peels, and has a dry-hopped quality in the finish. Notes from Stone event at Brickskeller 6/1/09.
IslandHaole (1130) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colored, light haze with some "floaties". Beige head quickly fades to little more than a beige ring at the edge of the glass. Lively effervescence. Sweet scent, like a bag of tropical fruit trail mix mixed with a kids breakfast cereal. Belgian yeast is noticeable, has that "basement" quality I love in Belgians. Still has plenty of flavor with the spices and dried fruit taking center stage. . Alcohol hidden under the layers of fruit, spice and yeast. A hint of oxidation, this one didn’t age as well as his "older brother" the 2004 I had a few weeks ago but still a nice treat.
thomat (2665) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber with no head. Fruity and spicy tones. lt, fruit and spices. Medium to full body with a long bitter sweet finish.
merc7186 (2653) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Ginger, Cardamom, Mild Orange Zest
Appearance: Amber/Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Ginger, Mild Orange Zest, Mild Cardamom
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Spicy
Dfonorow (1738) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tribes Alehouse. Hazy amber with a small, quickly disappearing head. Aroma and flavor of ginger, lemon peel, oak, and all spice. Finish is a bit sweeter - candi sugar, banana, and cloves.
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed on 12.12.12
Celebrating the Vertical Epic Series
P: Slightly hazy golden body with active carbonation and nice tight layer of white head.
S: Lots of ginger, bubblegum, fresh grass, steeped green tea, citrus peel, jasmine, cardamom, lavender and stone fruit.
T/M: Floral flavors take the lead, followed by ginger, sweet malt, spices, Belgian yeast, citrus and herbal bitterness. Crisp dry body that has creaminess and finishes with herbal bitterness.
O: Well blended spices, stone fruits and aged nice. A light crisp and spicy beer for those warmer months. This more more like a Tripel in style.
Serving type: bottle
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden pour, lots of citrus and some yeast notes on the nose. Flavor is citrus peel and candied ginger with notes of honey coming through as well. This one was very drinkable, the abv was very well hidden, and the flavors were well balanced and complex. Delicious. Props to Sloth and StFun for hooking me up with this series!
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours hazy yellow. Spices. Coriander. I don't like. No head. Yuck.
rdixon77 (1606) - Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to drowland for the awesome share.
Hard to separate age and taste in this one. Murky orange pour. Nose of orange, banana, esters, candy sweetness, yeast. Taste slightly musty and oxidized. Orange and fruit throughout. Dulled sweet alcohol. Unsurprisingly low carbonTion, but not bad mouthfeel considering. Interesting but likely past prime.
drowland (7095) - Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rating #5800! 1/12/13. 22oz bottle thanks to Homer321! Hazed amber orange pour with a small khaki head that cuts to a small ring and laces mildly. Plenty of oxidation in the aroma, that papery aspect that always reminds me personally of a weird mintiness. Also hints of fruitiness, yeast, and very light spice. Oxidized flavor, orange peel, paper, mint, caramel, etc. Glad to try this one, but the age is definitely showing.