darkguardian (725) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with a big white head. Nose is tons of alcohol with balancing caramel and vanilla. Nice aroma but the alcohol is a little to apparent. Flavor hits you right up front with alcohol and then delves right into notes of caramel and vanilla with little hints of green apple. Interesting but it doesn’t quite hang together. Might be better with a year on it. I’ll definitely revisit this.
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 15, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled on 2/5/2010. This wheat wine/barley wine pours a medium orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Large sized white foamy head with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is vanilla, oak, bourbon and malty with some orange. A medium to full bodied wheat wine. The malts are fruity, caramel, and sweet, with a lot of orange and orange peel. The hops are citrusy and floral. Nice balance. Good carbonation. A nice balance/blend between the wheat wine and the barrel aged beer. More oak, bourbon and vanilla in the aroma than the taste, although there is a bunch of bourbon and oak at the finish. Hides the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with just of a touch of alcohol bite.
dnstone (2251) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fresh oak nose with a slight farmhouse aroma. Hazy golden color with a white head. Fresh with dry finish...a bit of dry fruit through the middle. Really good!
Notes: Beer Advocate Belgian Beer Fest (Boston) ’09
FSUScott (111) - Rome, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
beautiful white cloudy color. definate bourbon aroma. big heat going down. pretty tangy. heavy flavor but good.
nimbleprop (5295) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle at the DC local tasting. Pours a hazy yellow with a thin, bubbly white head. Aroma is vanilla, butterscotch, plenty of oak. Flavor has plenty of oak as well, vanilla, sweet ice cream, grass, lemon sorbet. Heavy carbonation and mouthfeel.
MeadMe (1332) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think this one came from floydster.
A: Pours a somewhat murky orange with a small white head.
S: Aromas of apples, oak, and brown sugar.
T: Flavors of sweet summer fruit, caramel, and light honey. Hints of vanilla, and light oak.
M: On the fuller side of medium, smooth, with just a bit of booze on the back end.
argo0 (11729) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Cloudy apple cider body, medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, wood, Bourbon, light cantaloupe. Taste is moderately sweet, strawberry, wood, some Bourbon. Medium-full body.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rather dry, very bitter with lots of astringent tannins. Lots of pear and apple, some honey. Finish is extremely harsh, puckering tannins, oaky and bitter.
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thax kan. Hazed orange white head citrus yeast alcohol sweet cream alcohol lemon flavors Lots of fruit Lemnon dough bitter not great
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle from hophead22... Pours amedium orange brown with a medium white head... Aroma is of full of yeasty with sweeter fruit overall with sacharine honey notes. Not too much barrel in the nose... Flavors are hugely vanilla and barrel forward with an abundance of effervescence with a good deal of booze in the aftermath. Way too lively and boozy at the same time and overly barreled. Just an odd cbination in totality.