rbrazell (1629) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Proof. Gold pour with a bubbly white head. Tart raspberries and cherries up front on the aroma with some bubblegum yeast, hints of spice, and mild candy sugars. Sweet and chewy mouthfeel, vanilla, light tart fruits, candy sugars bubble gum with hints of spice. Nice, blended and smoothed out. Not bad.
jbruner (2296) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Proof. Pours a clear golden orange on tap with filmy white head and light lacing. Aroma of sweet belgian malts and tart fruits, but light on both accounts. Taste is a fruity belgian, but nothing that exciting. Meh, good but nothing special.
jcos (1525) - Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle on January 26th, 2013 during day 2 of Nerd Beer Epic Weekend.
Appearance: Pours an orange haze.
Aroma: Aroma of light orange, yeast.
Taste: Faint hop, yeasty, some orange.
Palate:Medium light body.
Summary: The first Vertical Epic of night 2! A solid belgian strong ale, decent way to start the day.
johnnnniee (2293) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was fortunate to try this last night at an epic tasting held by my good friend Mike, thanks for the opportunity MrBarleywine!
Pours a slightly hazy light golden color with a smallish off white head that sticks for a bit. The aroma is lemony with a touch of hop still evident and a nice spicy and fruity aroma to balance the sweetness of a bready and sweet maltiness. The flavor is sweet and spicy with light sugar with a touch of lemon and citrus Light hop flavor still evident, but certainly faded. Moderate level of carbonation with a light body and a sweet mouthfeel. Decent brew that may have held up better than expected. Nice beer.
bikeclj (14) - Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly cloudy medium to dark wheat like color slightly more than medium body grapefruit aroma an overall great beer
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sonnycheeba (3496) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; 06-12 mini-vertical tasting. Pours clear amber with thin, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is grassy and floral hops, biscuit and toasted malts, lemon, pears, and faint yeast. Flavor is belgian yeast, grassy and floral hops, lightly sweet malts, and light fruit esters; dry, lightly sweet finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Huhzubendah (2496) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to the Thorpes for sharing.
Gusher! had to be decanted and served in a pitcherThe beer is radiant orange yellow hued. Fairly hazy with a small white cap. The aroma brings coriander, limes, crackers, malt, spice. The flavor is watery orange juice, light spice. Malty body and fairly light on the palate. Moderate carbonation. This was ok.
artmcd8 (1582) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stone Vertical Tasting at Harris Grill
Drinking a 4.5 year old beer. Smells a bit like coins. Still smell the hops after all this time. Fizzy palate.
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nimbleprop (4813) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Consumed on 01/04/2012. Massive gusher. By the time I was able to pour, I got maybe 14oz out of the 22oz bottle. For the record, this had been stored in one place, upright, cool and dark since August 2008. Bad bottle? Hazy orange, one finger creamy head. Strong brett aroma, sorta like a beefed up Orval, spritzy lemons, herbs, dusty, grass, straw, honey. Flavor is similar, grapefruit rind, lemon rind, dried orange peel, white pepper, some old pine needles, a little jalapeno. Full, spicy finish but also very dry. Needless to say, I wasn’t happy about an obvious infection. If you didn’t know what it was supposed to be, you’d assume this was someone’s attempt at an Imperial Orval.
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, Highly hopped is great, if you drink it fresh, 4 years has killed the hops and leaves just a dried papery taste subtle taste of belgian yeast but mostly dominated by the faded hops.