dfearnley (1157) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to tulip
Nuts, white chocolate, tobacco, cream, cocoa, and plum. Sludgy amber, but no head. White chocolate, cream, tobacco, and wheat.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy golden, a gusher
Smell earth and root, sweet vanilla, weird nut
Taste vanilla and macadamia nut, oak and a bit tart
Thick, full body
kbudd19 (823) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, hazy yellow copper pour, aroma of shortbread, pecan pie, vanilla. Taste - slight sour, oak, mild sweetness which is surprising given the aroma, sight vanilla finish. The aroma says dessert beer but I don’t get that in the taste at all. This is the 2013 vintage, so yea it’s supposedly somewhat infected however I am still enjoying this it’s just different then what I expected.
Ferris (6784) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Boozy white chocolate, coconut, caramel and nuts. Praline. Cloudy copper with a thin white head. Tastes like it smells with a boozy bourbon barrel finish. Great for a few ounces, but too much for a whole glass.
jra1983 (32) - york haven, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Love this I have had it several times and have loved it each time. Somewhat boozy but at the abv it isn't surprising. Mouthfeel was the only thing lacking for me.
baraciisch (2217) - California, 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 (1548) - 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 (9570) - 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 (4049) - 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 (442) - 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.