nimbleprop (5183) - 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 (11635) - 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.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of askofficerfriendly. Poured a hazy golden orange color with a tall frothy white head. Vinous nose with notes of apples, malt, slight vanilla and a bit of booze. Medium body with good carbonation and a creamy mouth feel. Flavor is sweet malt with a mix of vanilla, apple, wheat, toffee, and booze. Finishes slightly acidic.
yespr (31793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry phenolic, mild fruity and light peppery. Smooth fruity, light wooden and light phenolic. Mild bourbon like note. Dry and phenolic flavoured finish. Dry and lasting lingering fruity note into the far finish.
ElDuderino (183) - Hyde Park, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at Ja-Julios with Patrick. Pours a bright golden body with a tall pure white head. Nose of sweet sugar and chewy malts, like candy corn stirred into oatmeal. The body is hot, lots of alcohol heat and a light active mouth feel. Flavors were of light sweet malts, a little dry wood flavor, some orange zest and dry hay or grass. For 12 % it was very thin and light and the flavors matched perfectly. Not the most drinkable beer, but nicely balanced and complex.
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Ryan for sharing this 750ml bottle! Poured a medium and hazy amberish color with an averaged sized head. Initial aromas of all apples. Warmed up to coconut, vanilla, some woodiness, and some fruitiness. Tastes of apples, coconut, vanilla, woody, wheatiness, and caramel.