Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle coirtesy of Nate, thanks! Hazy bright reddish amber color, fluffy white head. Aroma of boozy caramel candy. Taste is similar. Nice.
chrisv10 (9414) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ CBC as "Surly Seven", 12%. Dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruit and spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruits, toasted, spices, medium sweet, hop and notes of alcohol.
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber/reddish pour with a small white head. Smells like sugar, booze, dark fruit, and pear. Some apple, grass, and a bit of glue. Meh. The flavor is extremely sweet. Sauternes, apple, pear, and sugar. Somewhat grassy, a bit of solvent, booze, and raisins.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL yellow wax shared at Congregation Azusa. Poured clear red with weaker foam. Nose is sugar, alcohol, orange liquor like Grand Marnier. Taste is sugar, booze, sticky as hell with cloying finish. A tad papery and bland in the aftertaste. Wasn’t for me :/
thirdeye11 (5336) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) clear, medium copper, offwhite bubbles. Cinnamon, alcohol, clove, Belgian yeast, warming, alcoholic palate finish, medium body.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by TheAlum- thanks again, Adam! Pours a dark brown with some reddish highlights and a little bit of off-white head that sticks only as a ring. Notes of clove, banana, wheat, rye spice, brown sugar, caramel, and dark and dried fruits. Boozy throughout, overly so. Medium-full bodied, with a malty, spicy, warming mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not really my thing. Maybe this one needs a year or more of age to settle down and smooth out.
BVery (5121) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Deep orange - amber pour with a white head. Very malty. Some dark fruit. Smooth, nice palate. Very good!
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of an extra via trade. Shared at the Lushawn Pre-wedding Bonfire. Neate. Pours a deeper brownish amber hue, a good firm haziness, orange glow on the bottom and edhes. Frothy beige head sits atop and laces well. Frothy and sticks around. Aromas are a bit toasty, carmelized malt and a bit of sweetness. Gentle ester, some banana and orange, touches of apple. A gentle earthy hopping, spicy yeast. Initial is firmer bodied, sweeter malt presence bites up front with a bit of toast, estery fruit, gentle orange and banana. Bit of apple, carmelized malt and toast. Some gentle spice, yeastiness. Middle is a bit sweet, gummy, and some vanilla, estery fruit meets some gentle spice. Some dryness, spice, and Belgian influence offers some good if sweeter flavors. Spice, oranges and banana, a bit of marshmellow. Finish is spicy, a bit toasty, a touch of caramel, carmelized malts. Wow. A bit sweet, a bit big. Mellow spice, decent dry earthy hops finish up. Solid, a bit sweet and messy in my book. The esters from the wheat malt presence give some life. Not my thing though. Looks pretty.
mcberko (4771) - 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.