HonkeyBra (3995) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from my friend Chris. Pours a reddish golden color. Aroma of banana, clove, spice, lots of candi sugar, tons of floral and citrus notes. Some booziness in the aroma. Flavor is very sweet with a touch of floral and perfumy bitterness. Booze is quite apparent. Slick bodied, finishes boozy. Pretty interesting.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
thanks to a spy-gate loser. Sup. always check for the camera. Murky amber, large bubbled white, spotty lacing. Nose is twig and burnt marshmallow, ultra sweet. Flavor is orange candy, raw sugar, light heat, raisin maple bomb. Thick and sweet. Wax and anniversary on a 22oz is a universal message for "death by extreme sugar". Kind of like half-sleave cutoff hoodie is universal for "I’m a cheater."
davey101 (750) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml yellow waxed bottle into a teku glass. Huge thanks to Obiwankushnobi for this want of mine. Pours a clear dark brown/red body with a finger of tan foam that has some crazy lacing and retention.
S - Huge Belgian yeast notes of banana, bubblegum, and spices. Booze, caramel, rye spice, and some stone fruits. Piney hops. This aroma is really complex and all over the place. Really awesome.
T - Banana, clove, wheat, caramel, raisins, grapefruit and piney hops and straight fusel alcohol. A bit of hop bitterness lingering on the finish. This is a real cluster of a BSPA. The flavor reminds me a bit of Bolt Cutter, but tamed down and lacking the barrel notes. This is awfully tasty but really confusing and intense. Mouth feel is thick and coating but well carbonated. Alcohol is somewhat prohibitive.
O - This is a huge and complex beer. Really intense, boozy and massive. Frankly it’s kind of a mess of a BSPA. I’m kind of a fan though. This is really unique and different. Thanks Kyle!
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
High rollers tasting thanks to warren. Sweet caramel And cane sugar. Excessively sweet. Good. But not my cup of tea.
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Nate. Thanks! Poured a.reddish amber color. Small white head. Aroma is sweet, candy. Lots of alcohol. Caramel notes.
BeerandBlues2 (11732) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by nmann. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel and cookie malt, dates, oak, vinous and spicy hops. Flavor is malt forward with earthy and spicy hops, light bitterness, grapes, alcohol and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (19935) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2014 Bottle courtesy of Nate, thanks! Hazy bright reddish amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of boozy caramel candy. Taste is similar. Nice.
drfabulous (6036) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bottle thanks to Limited Release guys. No intense aroma like Syx. Slight malt but more yeasty and wheaty. Bit of plum. Slight quad flavor. Slight sweetness with some citrus. Better than Syx by far.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBSG. From notes. Kinda underwhelmed with this one. Boozy with a bit of funk. I liked it, but I think it was a bit too hyped up so I was expecting more.
mcberko (12456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL bottle, sent from mista (thanks a lot, Geoff), pours a fairly clear dark copper with a small white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast, some chemical notes, and slight fruits. Flavour brings out lots of Belgian yeast, some alcohol, very subtle dry fruits, and some bready malts. Very yeasty and fairly hot, though the burn is not reminiscent of 12.5%. Solid stuff, but nothing very special about it.