alobar (2586) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange amber color with an aroma of apple, orange, cinnamon, and Belgian yeast. Orang, apple flavor with ginger, cardamon, and cinnamon flavor with a hint of Belgian yeast. Very nice!
DrSilverworm (4722) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a 22oz bottle. Mildly hazy darker orange color. No head or lace. Zesty orange-peel and coriander taste, very nice. Floral - orange blossom. Nice zesty taste. Bigger body, very little carbonation, more dry finish. I dig it.
anderson01 (201) - Idaho, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hint of cinnamon with a granny smith apple. Apple cinnamon candle aroma. Smells like Christmas. Weak head with minimal lacing. Copper in color.Creamy texture with a long finish. Malty taste like peanut butter. I thought the older vintage would be better than the new vintage but thus far not true. I guess I will find out.
onceblind (3539) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
@ Falling Rock 12/15/2012. Clear copper with a small white cap head. Fruity aromatic nose with apricot and pear, with a little bit of raisins and white wine barrels, with some rustic toffee and blonde malts. Flavor was boozy and fruity, with more apricots and pears like on the nose, with some white wine barrel tones of grape and oak, and slight acidity. Warming earthy blonde malt/toffee/wine oak finish, semi-dry. Exceptionally smooth and full bodied with lively yet very fine carbonation.
AndyReynolds (804) - Wilder, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet aroma with a fruity/citrus note. Flavor is interesting sweet, but bring put a BO quality, age could affect it. Overall, not bad, but compared to the vertical tree I have been climbing tonight... a bit of a let down
Chudwick (1702) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - pours orange with sediment and offwhite head. Nose is malt and alcohol. Flavor adds grape and more alcohol. Sweet. Dry from the alcohol. Caramel aftertaste.
deekyn (983) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2013 A pours lighter golden orange with zero head. S - candied ginger(ginger soda), cardamom, lemon curd, candied orange, notes of fruit cake. M - lighter med body. Lightly creamy, tangy mf. Rolls to a flatter muddled end. T - key lime pie. Lime peel, lemon curd, creme, cardamom, ginger ale, Belgian yeasts , lemon lime Gatorade. Notes of dough, lemon lime Italian soda. O - tangy lemon lime concoction. 3.8
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Ron (2312) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Tap and Mallet’s Stone flight of 8 Vertical Epic Series from 05.05.05 to 12.12.12. It pours a hazy golden color with off white head. Aroma is very sweet with strong notes of ginger and oranges. Flavor is also sweet and even more dominated by ginger with a alcohol, orange and caramel notes.
tcane7 (1511) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Stone. Cloudy gold with no head. Nose is orange peel, lemon, cardamom, coriander. Tastes like it smells, still a lot of spice after all these years. Some funk from the yeast.
HighWine (932) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to Chimay glass. Light copper color, minimal head. There were a ton of floaties suspended in this bottle. No time to wait for them to settle down so we poured anyway. Light lemon lime aroma. Taste is very citrussy with lemon and verbena led Inger the way. Acidic and puckering in the mouth. A little champagne like with some alcohol heat in the finish. Some clove and nutmeg spices show up, too. Not sure what to really think of this.