Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
So this is a BSA, huh? Who has time to decipher all that crap on the label. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee malts and spicy, resin hops. The taste is stone fruits, citrus, caramel, spicy, herbal hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness and fruitiness. Decent enough.
Aurelius (4561) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big, malty hop aroma. Mostly clear, orangey gold, bad painted label. Basically gave me the impression of pale ale. Tart finish. Thanks to PorterPounder for sharing his bomber with me!
PorterPounder (5934) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Conyers, Ga. - Sigman Bottle Shop - 22 oz bomber. Sparkling medium gold pour, soft white head. Aroma has some fruity notes with a hint of dates and molasses. Flavor has some brown sugar notes, some papaya fruitiness, a faint touch of muted citrus. Mouthfeel has a nice stickiness to it.
Suttree (5376) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brownish orange, nice white head. Smells like a powdered sugar doughnut. Taste is bourbon, with a little bit of glazed doughnut, just like a real man’s breakfast. Also, some woody notes, and some piney hops.
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Proof. Deep dark amber pour with a fluffy tan head. Aroma is cherry, plum, assorted dark fruits, Belgian yeast with touches of spiciness. Flavor is similar with peppery spice, hoppiness and residual sweetness. I don’t know... another mediocre Sweetwater.
zgaier (1549) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Whole Foods Orlando. Pours a hazy copper orange with a white was and aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is sweet and bitter, of hops, grapefruit, resin, and citrus bursts with a bitter, hoppy finish. Nice, tasty brew
jbruner (2817) - Athens, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden orange on tap with fluffy white head dissipates. Aroma is peppery Belgian esters and floral hops. Taste follows, hints of pine. Interesting concept but nothing special, I guess the alcohol was well hidden.
zach8270 (3774) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Orange/gold pour with a puffy white head. Big sweet caramel malt aroma with some nice hops lying underneath. Also get some fruit notes and some spicy yeast. The malt sweetness and fruity notes start off the flavor with a slightly bitter hop bite coming up at the middle with a thick and sweet finish.
DialSquare (3166) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from ABC on Apalachee. Gold pour with thin white head and slight soapy stick. Aroma is warm caramel, citrus, honey. Tastes are grain, tea, toasty, pineapple, resiny. Creamy/oily palate. Light bitterness. Tastes like an ipa. Good.
MmmcKay (1052) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a rich bright gold color with a light head. Completely transparent. Looks good. Smells rich and hoppy like an imperial IPA. Tastes like an IPA^2 as well. Not sure why this is designated as a Belgian Strong Ale. Doesn’t match that profile at all. However... this is pretty damn good. Rich and delicious. Hoppy but balanced well with some nice malty sweetness. A bit of spice may show the Belgian character. Good beer. Price is crazy expensive though.