5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Dirty orangish straw, fine sediment about, thin frothy off-white head, little lacing.   Semi-sweet doughy and bready aroma.   Faint floral and fruity notes.   Seems more citrusy, doughy, with some dank barnish notes on the tongue.   Not heavy in the bready sense, which so many American brewers do.   This was a bit of a surprise to me.   Backside is a bit musty, faint floral and citrusy, doughy.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Th 10.5% ABV is very well hidden.   Better than expected.   Thanks Bill!
MosquitoPilot (8) - Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Premium Draught. Tiny bubbles, thin head. Nose is malt and candy. Rich malt and candy flavor with enough hops to balance. I’d like a bit more Belgian yeast. Light lacing. Nice warm finish is the only hint of the high ABV. A solid brew.
dlihcsnatas (464) - Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark golden brew with no head due to pouring so slow into glass to keep sediment at bottom from stirring up. Love that this brewer still bottle conditions. Smells of booze and spice which is not bad. Taste is a hit of alcohol with some sugar and spice and everything nice kind of deal going for it. Little bit of malty sweetness with some spicy hops to keep it from being candy and that alcohol twang to put it all into shape for a real strong ale. Good stuff, just too expensive to enjoy often.
dfinney23 (2277) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange-amber with little head. Caramel, fruity sweetness, biscuit. Hides its alcohol quite well.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Ashley. Light orange with a massive head that took a solid ten ounces of my glass. Aroma is earthy and crazy sweetness. Taste is way sweet, so much syrup, agh. Sticky finish.
bu11zeye (12301) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of florals, biscuit, citrus, and dough. Flavor of biscuit, yeast, almond, honey, cardboard (oxidation), and earthiness.
jkwalking05 (4217) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Golden orange with a large off-white head. Aroma is of toffee, whole grain crackers, light lemon, earth, and yeast. Taste is of candy sugar, booze, honey, bread dough, and light leafiness.
travita (4429) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The look is cloudy, not blonde, copper colored, and has a big foamy beige head. The smell is sweet, fruits, styrofoam, sugary, and star fruit. The taste is about the same, alcohol, and malt.
drjay44 (2994) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
651 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, very well retained, ivory head, with some lacing, over a hazy light gold (SRM 4) body.....nose is candi sugar, treacle, light toasted malts with biscuit, toast, minimal hops......taste is sweet with light honey tones, candi lsugar, hints of cereal, finishing sweet, light pepper, with a terminal mild bitterness.....mouth feel, light body, high alcohol burn, sticky, light acidity, low carbonation. This misses the style of Belgian Golden Strong, which the brewery indicated was the goal. It is too simply sweet, without the appropriate, phenolics, esters, and finishing balancing dryness and bitterness. Higher fermentation temperature, perhaps a change of yeast and perhaps lowering the candidate sugar would make a difference. BJCP 6/3/12/3/6
jcwattsrugger (11585) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared by AFHops and Adrien-22oz bottle-white ting-hazy gold. A-soft grain. As it warms, some lt fruit. T-lt fruit, grain, some spice. Warming on the way down.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
$6.29/22 oz. bottle. It poured a golden blonde, and yes, it does have an appearance of a "light beer." The aroma has some black pepper and other spice like yeast esters. Maybe even some banana. The taste has some banana with more black pepper and spices. It’s followed by some sweetness with an unpleasing finish. Enough so that I’ll have a hard time finishing a single glass of this. It’s has a touch of a syrup feel but not as much as you’d expect from such a big blonde beer. The palate is slightly sticky. This brewery seems to portray that BIG BRASH LOUD Texan that most people find obnoxious. You know the kind in the movies. Fortunately it’s not the norm here, but I commend them for being who they are and being proud about it.