Rogueone (506) - I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odd brew -- got the sweet banana yeast off of this one with also bubblegum and cocoa. Flavor is booze, chocolate malt, honey, booze, syrup, and booze. Whew!
markwise (3803) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to thebeersommelier for sharing this one at RBWG. Pours a hazy orange-amber with an off-white head. Nose is sweet fruit, some oxidation, some yeast, candi sugar, tart cherries, and fruit. Flavor follows the nose with some sweet malt, candi sugar, tart cherries, fruit, and oxidation. Medium in body and very complex.
DrSilverworm (2703) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from a bottle at DLD 2013. 2007 vintage. Clear red orange color. Minimal head. Lots of particles in the body. Big sweet nose, dark fruit, belgian sugar. Really big body. Lightly viscous, but no sticky finish. Light carbonation. Some dark fruit, belgian candy sugar. You can tell this beer is huge, but it doesnít burn. Just a little hot. Good sweet taste. Light bitter. Big fry finish. Some spice. Glad to try it.
smoosh (529) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A small pop from the bottle cap. Almost no head whatsoever. An opaque medium brown in color. Flavor is not quite what I expected. Big malt sweetness and not much else. Not crazy about this one.
SudsMcDuff (4675) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
given to me by Matt ... a belgian sextuple? sounds dirty .. . . pours a deep gold amber .. mild head, great lacing .. . cheap sugar, mild yeast, and sweet earth .. . pretty good but starting to show its age .. . . king kong woulda eaten so many people before we would have blown his head up with a huge missile...
50belair (1330) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by main man Josh. Amber pour with an off white head. Huge caramel nose. Boozy with all kinds of caramel malts, molasses, and brown sugar. Sweet and strong with good body and carbonation.
Sledutah (3193) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBWG grand tasting
Appearance: Clear golden with a small white head
Aroma and flavors of toasted malts, dried dark fruit and brown sugar
Nice and tasty
GT2 (5658) - Riverslime, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
651mL shared by TheBeerSommelier at RBWG JAX Grand Tasting. Thank you Matt! Rating #5300 for me. Pours a full haze, deep orange. Bubbles, no head formation. Nose is oxidized, minty, moving to straight up aged Engish barleywine like JW Lees or Thomas Hardyís. Toffee, wood, caramelized orange peel, cognac, Grand Marnier, red sweet cherries. Taste is papery, older, showing signs of oxidation and age. There is still a minty and hoppy barleywine character present with sweet cherry fruit juice. Very fun to try this rarity. Semi still holding up, but you should drink it if you own one.
decaturstevo (4075) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep copper pour with light thread of lace around the top. Aroma is dark brown sugar and dried fruit. Huge dried fruit, brown sugar, and a nice abv warmth on the back end. Full bodied and smooth. thanks Matt
b3shine (2230) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to taster at the RBWG Winter Gathering (thanks thebeersommelier). Looks good for the style; a fairly transparent amberish orange with thin off-white lacing. Smells good; candied dark fruit. Tastes like it smells, but slightly less pronounced. Good on the palate. This is good beer.
dimenhetfield (2354) - , Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a recent tasting. So Iíve been chasing this white whale for some time now and was finally able to score a bottle, but was a little hesitant since Iíve read that it may be past itís prime. Past itís prime.... Not in my eyes. The booze has definitely mellowed out but the banana flavor is still everywhere. Caramel and malt are still pretty strong as well and everything seemed pretty well balanced in my eyes.