smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - OCT 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served cold from 22 oz. bottle. Sorry, I couldn’t wait until 2012. Pours clear gold in color, with an aroma of mixed fruits. Taste combines cloves, caramel and hops. Good spice, good bitter finish. I’m a big fan of this. If someone in the LA-area wants to share one with me four years from now, drop me a line.
That1Guy (2195) - Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Crushed with Jakebra. More tripel tendencies. Not a big fan. Lots of spices and stuff going on. Not unpleasant, just not incredibly good.
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/13/08 - Bottle shared with Naka and Nate. Pours orange/yellow with white, rimming head. Nose is aFrazier Fir/Colorado Blue Spruce hybrid that was rolled in a week old litter box that hadn’t been cleaned. Taste is bread and sour lemon with big hop flavor, pine and flowers, a decently moderate bitter and slightly skunky. Interesting beer. Alcohol burn at the end. We’ll see how it holds up over time.
bu11zeye (12767) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught on 08.08.08) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Fruity aroma of pineapple, orange, banana, mango, passion fruit, pepper, and clove. Flavor of Belgian yeast, hops (pineapple, citrus), and spices. Nice!
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange color with a quickly absent white head. Very hoppy aromas like a Belgian IPA. Light but sufficient malt backbone a hint of spices and a finish of grassy, herbal hops.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle - pours straw gold with minor carbonation; foamy white head fades quickly; killer nose - sweet, fruity, lemons, orange peels, peaches; spice is very minor; light bodied and flavor is initially weak; dry and spicy finish; raw, grainy, lemons mostly; doesn’t quite match the nose; slight bubblegum in the finish; very nice overall
Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice golden color with a smallish white head. Aroma is citrusy and yeasty. Taste is smooth and very citrusy, with a nice malt balance as well, really good.
oh6gdx (25477) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@SBWF2008. Golden colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is hops, spices, fruits, peach and not that much other stuff. Flavour is apricot, peach, some mildly glueish alcohol, spices and also mildly sour wood.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz - Aroma of bubblegum, sweet bread, coriander, clove and pepper. Pours clear gold with a small head and good lacing. Flavor matches aroma with some banana and a touch of citrus hops. Alcohol is well hidden. Palate is creamy with a tart finish. A tasty American triple.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2009 On tap at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 05/19/2009. Clear golden body with a small white head. Sweet caramel and spice aroma with some floral hops. Spicy floral hop flavor with some caramel and belgian spice. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/7/4/14 - 3.5
On tap at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens on 08/03/2008 on day three of RBSG 2008. Clear dark amber body with a small off-white head. Sweet cramel aroma with some fruit and spice. Big sweet caramel flavor, light spice and spicy hops with a medium bitter finish. Medium full body with moderate carbonation. 7/3/8/3/15 -3.6