AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The High hop content predominates this beer, as with others of the Bastart series. Underneath the hops there is a mix of flavors which includes caramel, vanilla, cantaloupe, and some dark fruits.
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. Thanks to dl. Appearance- Hazy, deep amber, frothy head, Aroma- Citrus, grapefruit, piney with plenty of caramel poking through. Taste- Well balanced oakiness that doesn’t overwhelm, sweet caramel up front with some resiny hop flavor. Aggressive bitterness. Palate-Full sticky mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Overall- Although each component of this beer is bold in its own right, it all seems to blend in well and create a very drinkable beer.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Stone Brewing Company--Lukcy 13asartd Ale--A Slef TrBiute To 13 Yaers Of Arorgnace--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 8.50 ABV%. 85 IBU’s? (4.5 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Dubbel. Thick pour. No sediment. Thick lacy lasting light tan head. Cloudy dark amber color. Aromatic earthy pine rich hop toasted mild dark fruit ester Belgian hint front. Creamy crusty thick roasted sweet smooth malty body. Clean dry hop spice warm EtOH end. Complex & delicious. Sampled 12/31/2010. Purchased for $7.99 at The Greenwood Market, Seattle on 12/1/2010 & PCC Fremont, Seattle on 12/30/2010.
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This pours a dark ruby with a very full creamy and thick head leaving beautiful lacing behind on the glass. The aroma has a strong piney character, citrus fruits like grapefruit, maybe a touch of mangoe, and soft sweet caramel malts and a bit of chocolate in the nose as well. Mouthfeel is farily oily and coats the mouth well. The taste is complex with sweet chocolate and caramel malts. The pine and sweet citrus comes through nicely followed by a strong bitter and dry finish. The bitterness can be felt long after the finish.
jzzbassman (1522) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hop bomb personified. Sticky sweet goes right to harsh resinous hops in the best possible way. Balance be damned!
BigBang (299) - Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep ruby brown with frothy one finger head. Aroma is caramel malt and drak fruit. Taste is a blend if the caramel malt, citrus hoppiness, and a bit of raisin. Great lacing and mouthfeel. One of the more enjoyable brews i have tasted in a while.
Ratman197 (10220) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, grapefruit, oak, tangerine and light tropical fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit, pine, orange zest, light earthiness, light oak and a hint of tropical fruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
Getbetter (894) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle,medium dark red,white head, a heavy carmel flavor,not really hoppy,medium body,surprisely good.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a fully receding off-white head. Notes of orange resin, citrus, grapefruit, spice, oak, mango, pepper, and alcohol. Full bodied, resinous with lively carbonation.
Padron4KM (566) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber. Dark mahogany with a two finger reddish tan head above lively carbonation. Head settles to a thin cap and leaves a spotty lace pattern on the glass.
Aromas of rich caramel followed by citrus and earth.
Flavor is much the same. Sweet caramel, grapefruit, earth, resin, pepper. Oak dryness on the finish.