BlackHaddock (3797) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Chosen to be on my second flight at Stoneís Liberty Station outlet in San Diego on a sunny 17th March 2014. 8.2% ABV according to the beer menu. Cloudy dull gold body, with a small white covering. Sweet and fruity in both the nose and the taste. Hints of many different flavours from start to finish, easy to pick up some (wine notes, wood, bubble gum to name but three). Interesting and different, I liked it, the base beer of Cali-Belgique obviously helps, as that is a fine beer on itís own without the extra barreling etc, etc.
rbrazell (1675) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Kudu. Deep honey pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma of red wine, maraschino cherry, oak, buttered toast, subtle vanilla with faint citrus and yeast. Smooth round body with, oak dominating the flavor with cherry, dark fruits, buttered toast, marmite with some underlying citrus. Nice carbonation and mild warming finish. Pretty solid and one of the better aged IPAs out there.
Sarlacc83 (766) - Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Mongers.
A: Cloudy red with a thin white head. Lacing.
N: Big cherry, lemon zest, yeast, diacetyl, burnt grain, esters, oak, sage.
T: Slight sourness surrounded by big bitterness.
M: Resinous, medium body, dry.
O: A beer that shows more wine barrel than Belgian IPA character. I donít know that Iíd have it again. Very oaky, without any the flavors i enjoy in the original.
boFNjackson (4140) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured pale, hazy yellow with a mild head. Aroma of earthy hops with vinous fruit. Belgian yeast played nicely with the wine barrel characters. With some age bitterness was low a nice fruity tones from the barrel and yeast.
marcus (6538) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Fredfest 2014. Pours golden with a modest off-white head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a strange tropical fruit flavor with a red wine finish.
sonnycheeba (3569) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Maxís. Pours clear gold with creamy white head. Aroma is cracker and biscuit malts, grape must, perfume, light tropical fruit, and some floral notes. Flavor is chewy malt base, smooth wine flavors, some hop bitterness, and tropical fruit esters; dry finish with a hint of oak. Medium body and carbonation.
Steve_0 (2684) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cheeky Monk. Pour is clear orange with a frothy white head and great lacing. Fruity, spicy, oaky, white grapes, bready, light fig, raisin, dark cherry, and oranges in the aroma. Taste French oak, orange peel, grapefruits, somewhat grassy, alcoholic, caramelly, dates, grapes and dark fruits. Slick mouthfeel with high carbonation. Cool beer.
Christpuncher (1188) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Belgian style ipa that is super fruity. Smells fruity and borders on a trippel. Looks orange in color and has a fruity finish. Ha at American junkie
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OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Malty hop aromas. Bitter hop with a bit of oak. The red wine really dries out the finish.
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kentucky Fried Charleston Trip Beer #109. Draft at Brewvival. Pours a clear vibrant copper color with a thin foamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of juicy citrus, herbal notes, mild wood and wine. The taste is tart wine, citrus hops, pale malt. Medium bodied.