baraciisch (1505) - USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel orange in color... Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, caramel sweetness... Flavor is caramel, vanilla, chocolate... Does taste a little like white chocolate, but does definitely have a fair amount of tartness throughout... Not terribly unpleasant, infection prolly got tamed down by the abv... Solid, but was expecting more
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tmongoose (1037) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 shared. and thank you todd. pours a cloudy orange color with no head and no lacing. the aroma is so complex alcohol, vanilla, honey and sweet caramel up front. the flavor is extraordinary, honey, vanilla, chocolate, silky smooth and medium alcohol. I don’t have enough adjectives to describe how this taste...very very good. hats off
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 Vintage. White waxed bottle. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized head. Vanilla, chocolate, caramel, bourbon, wood/oak, and lighter coconut. Very easy (too easy) to drink for 14%.
RichTheVillan (1971) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from International Trade; burnished amber pour with fomay white head, vanilla chocolate aroma, white wine taste, sour with some tartness, vanilla and a hint of chocolate, was expecting more from this.
Ontape (130) - Valley Village, California, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle, picked up late this year -- after the infection news broke. Is it infected? I can’t say for sure as I never tried the 2012. It does finish lightly tart, but if you’re a sour beer drinker you wouldn’t really call it sour. I didn’t expect to like this and was impressed. Pours a light orange with a white head ring. Smell is big-time chocolate / white chocolate. Taste gives, you choco backed with fruit and that light tart note. Surprisingly drinkable at almost 15%. It’s a celebration kinda night and this was a great choice. Wanted to age this one but we truly enjoyed it right now.
MadRobin (1610) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 5 oz. pour at the 2013 Strong Ale Festival at Pizza Port in Carlsbad (village), CA.
Very hazy, medium dark oak color with no head and no lacing.
Aroma of white chocolate, caramel and orange.
Taste of orange, cloves , caramel and white chocolate.
Medium/full body and medium/high carbonation.
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Theydon_Bois (6537) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Dadsgiving, thanks to ?, 24/11/13.
Hazed orange amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is tarte fruit, bourbon woody tang, rye, caramel fudge.
Taste comprises white chocolate sliver, vanilla fudge, mellow, caramac, bourbon soaked wood, mellow fruits.
Medium bodied with bite, soft carbonation, dry finish.
Nice drop - mellow, the booze is well hidden for 14 !
oRos (976) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the bruery store. Pours light yellow. Aroma of vanilla and booze. Taste has a weird tartness going on. Like on the way to sour but in that weird area still. Peanuts and vanilla as well
marcus (5892) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours cloudy blonde with a short off-white head and a bourbon and vanilla aroma. There is a cider-like wheat flavor with some vanilla, lots of bourbon and a hint of white chocolate. Pretty sour. Is it supposed to be? Whatever, it’s pretty good.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a white head. Chocolate sweetness, milk sugar, nilla wafer, and bourbon. Big and sweet and boozy. Not awful, but I can’t imagine ever wanting more than a few ounces of this.