AHSlowhand (46) - - OCT 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rosy pour with nice white head. Nail polish remover, dill and dry wine grapes. Strange take on the monks revenge. Not my favorite.
Travlr (19949) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Chruchkey. Hazy amber color, medium white head. Aroma has vanilla, slight medicine and herbs. Taste is rich smooth vanilla and fresh fruit. Decent.
nimbleprop (7006) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz pour at Churchkey DC. Pours a hazy amber with some thick, creamy white head. Nose is huge with nail polish, fusel alcohol, some peach brandy, some port, a little candlewax. Flavor is better, a big raw wood character, saw dusty, peach brandy, candy sugar, orange peel, some cheap chardonnay. Big, bright, woody finish.
alexsdad06 (8268) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG ’13 Grand tasting. Pours a slightly hazy bright orange golden color with a small white head. The aroma strong cab barrel, floral notes, Belgian yeast, and some fruitiness. The flavor was more cab barrel, caramel and toasted malts, floral notes, spicy at times with a general fruit character. There is quite a bit of the Cab barrel, but everything didn’t seem to come together very well.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours reddish orange with little to no head. Aroma is orange, lemon zest, booze. Taste is complicated - some grape/savory wine notes from the Cab, some barrel/woody notes, sweetness from the belgian yeast. Too much going on here for me. Definitely too "hot" off the tap. Still, I kept sipping...
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lightly hazy gold, white head. Tap at huna day. Odd mix of hops, winey notes, wet oak, caramel. Not harmonious.
merc7186 (2842) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Tequila, Mild Sweet Bread
Appearance: Hazy Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Red Wine, Mild Tequila, Mild Belgian Yeast
Mouthfeel: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at huna day pours a clear gold with a small off white head. light fruit and malt taste
deyholla (9762) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the RBWG 2014 grand tasting. Pours a clear orange with a tan head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has a lot of cabernet, light fruit, sweet grains. Flavor has a strong chardonnay note throughout with a bit of light fruit and sweet grains.
italarican (1539) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle generously shared at the RBWG grand tasting. The nose has moderate pickle notes, briny with oak. Flavor is heavy on barrel notes with a surprising slight chocolate malt feel. I can’t tell what the base beer was, as this tastes like barrel.