DrSilverworm (4732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at Party Town. Clear golden orange color. Good off-white head. Thicker rows, sheets of lace. Very nice red wine, belgiany citrusy fruity aromas. A lot of soft citrus flavor, here. Nice light but noticeable red wine tannins. Bigger body, lightly slick. Very light carbonation. Pretty damn smooth. Moderate sweet taste. Solid, complex, belgian strong ale.
thorongil2 (992) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(tap) hazy orange amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of damp wood, sour fruit; watery palate; balanced flavour with long light bitter finish; seems watered down like beer mixed with cheap wine
drfabulous (3560) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Sweet candy sugar Belgian style with a light citrus or wine taste. I’m not sure how much the barrel did it for me here.
JohnnyJ (4041) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Stone. Clear amber pour, with an off-white head. Fruity, candy sweetness, wood, a bit yeast, and pear. Ok, not terribly interesting.
bhensonb (10186) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is mixed. Near full bodied. Flavor has chocolate, smooth burnt malt, some anise and some not so dark fruit. Develops some coffee. Very smooth and tasty. I call complex on flavor. Finishes a little bitter. Really tasty.
trujahwarrior (462) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwer?s cafe. Pours a light amber color with a medium white head the leaves good lacing. Smells of red wine, Belgian yeast, wood and spices. Tastes of the same things in the smell with Mouthfeel is medium and silky with good carbonation and a dry finish. Pretty good tasting barrel aged Belgian ale. I?m didn?t get much of the tartness everyone was mentioning though . It spent the perfect amount of time in the barrel in my opinion. Great red wine notes mixed with the spicy notes of a Belgian. Hopefully down the road I?ll have the opportunity to try this rarity again.
marcus (5878) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer. Pours clear golden with a modest beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a slightly harsh caramel malt flavor with some sour fruit.
oRos (971) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours orange copper with white head. Has a slight tart aroma. Taste is fairly sour with a little sweetness
EricTeusink (550) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
If it is aged in wine barrels why is flavor so reminiscent of whiskey? Pours nice clear dark amber with white head. Scent is whiskey, candy, and grain. Starts sweet. Progresses to whiskey. Finishes with bite. Light-medium body and carbonation. Draft - Brick Store Pub - Decatur, GA
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Daft. Amber beer with a cream head. Malt and yeast aroma with light caramel. Tart and malt/caramel flavor with light brett and light yeast. Medium bodied. Caramel and tartness lingers with light hops and light yeast.