talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is a sparkling, orangey, golden color with a moderately full, white, fluffy head which settles to a thin, creamy layer and leaves drippy lace rings. The nose is very spicy, wisps of bourbon alcohol, vanilla, cinnamon, dusty yeast, toasted grains, toasted caramel, sweet oak, and some peachy fruit notes. The flavor is similar with more rich and round notes; vanilla all over, cinnamon still, bourbon peppery notes, still peach, toasted oak, rich caramel, and an earthy/dusty yeast presence. The palate is very warm, nearly lively, round, and full. The finish is long, full of vanilla, an equaling earthy/leafy bitterness, light cinnamon, and bourbon tinges lingering. This one was clearly too young with the ABV but after some time in the glass, the richness and complexity continues to grow. The bitterness of the Mischief and the tartness of the wheat added a great deal to this one but were never the overwhelming notes of the beer. The bourbon added nice complexity and warmth which my not have been necessary yet, but definitely contributes to the richness and roundness of the palate. An interesting beer nonetheless but certainly may be very intriguing in a few years.
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ Armin’s house, thanks to Doodler. Grazie Scott! Hazy golden appearance with a white head. Fairly boozy, orange citrusy, vanilla, oaky, caramel aroma. The flavor is very strong and boozy with notes of oak, dark caramel, vanilla, oak, and citrus fruits. This fucker is strong- too bad.
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 release, 04/09/2012. Pours hazy straw gold, thin pillowy head and generous lacing with a good twirl of the glass. Nose has an initially strong yeasty wheat character which dies down after a few minutes, opening up to vanilla coconut, orange and banana bread, subtly spiced, sweet syrupy booze, light bourbon in the finish. Taste begins with wheat, leading into the big vanilla and coconut notes from the aroma, spicy bourbon and caramel, sweet fruity bread- very unique flavor profile. Palate is full and alcohol remains totally hidden, surprisingly, for a warming quaff-able beverage. Well done and worth a try or two.
sethbreaker (179) - New York, Greater London, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Barcade. Pours with no head, Hazy. I get Bourbon on the palate with rich sweet caramel, some Banana, wheat, spice, tobacco , molasses.
Lots going on flavour wise, a bit on the strong side and I could’t drink too much of this.
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour was clear yellow, thanks to Doodler for the pour! Thanks! Aroma has notes of slight mineral, biscuit, hints of pine, not very good, with some slight grapefruit and orange notes. Taste is very sweet and very boozy, shot of vodka with slight bourbon, hints of biscuit and caramel. No thanks.
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to Doodler for sharing - highly cloudy gold - moderate head - aroma is booze, oak, coconut, vanilla, peach, apple - flavor is fairly sweet up front, then dries out, bringing wood notes and extreme booziness/alcohol - it burns! - a lot of coconut and a little bit of apple - messy as fuck.
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2014 Draft at barcade. Pours a bright hazed orange with no head. Aroma is sweet Belgian spice and vanilla. Mouthfeel is a bit boozy up front, notes of vanilla, wood, light bitterness. Overall too boozy. Sampled again with Dallas, Pat and Vinny. I just can’t get past the alcohol profile in this one. A bit too harsh and hot.
JaBier (7027) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Hazy orange pour with a medium white head. Aroma of banana, orange and booze. Malty flavor with banana, orange and bourbon before a banana finish.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from fear025. Hazy orange/yellow with a thick, foamy off white head. Aroma of fruity esters, sugar, light caramel and a hint of vanilla/oak. Flavor is sweet and malty with lots of spicy/earthy yeast qualities, alcohol and some dry wood. Medium body with prickly carbonation and a dry, alcoholic finish. This is a unique beer, lots of yeast flavors, sweet malt and alcohol, it all blends great though. Thanks Jay for another gem!
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting beer. The flavors are very strong and come through much more vibrantly than I expected. Aroma is amazing. The coconut taste that come though is a bit strong for my palate but it is still an enjoyable sipper.