Mr_Abner (17) - Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with a ring of head around the glass that lasts. Smell is apples with light alcohol and some caramel. Taste is caramel, apple, alcohol, citrus. Medium bodied and soft. Astringent finish.
KingCecil (2060) - DENMARK - OCT 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home .... It pours light murky dark golden with a medium light tan head.... sour notes, fresh, leather, berries, some tobacco and fruits....
JDBaker11058 (1366) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: deep amber brown, with a short tan head; incautious pouring results in significant black floaties at the end of the bottle. Aroma: absolutely delicious aroma of raisins, figs, salted caramel bread pudding, light clove milk chocolate, with just a hint of astringent booze. Taste: sour up front, with balsamic vinegar, then some of the flavors strongly forecast in the aroma. Finish: lingering boozy astringency, with big syrupy sweetness vying for primacy with the sour notes from the initial taste. Notes: If this beer tasted exactly like it smelled, it would have been magnificent. Now, I like a good sour beer, but it didn’t seem like this should have been sour like it was. Maybe they did intend it, given the wood-aging, but that sourness just didn’t work here.
burg326 (3885) - Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured an orangish amber color from the bottle with aromas of offensive skunkiness, oak, light malt, and some rotting bananas. Flavors matched the aromas, drain pour, not good.
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from the brewery, served in a branded stem glass. Pours hazy orange-caramel with a moderate tan head that mostly remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has huge notes of sour fruit, green apple, oak and funk. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with big oak, caramel malts and a hint of sour fruit. The finish is long and oaky, with caramelly malts. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a nice oak barrel-aged Belgian style ale. The nose starts out sour and funky, but it mellows out as it develops on the palate. Overall, a very nice ale. 2014-01-31
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pour is clear amber with a small white head. Aroma is heavy on the barrel aging with notes of oak, berries, caramel apples, and alcohol. Flavor is a bit more mellow with added notes of honey, candi sugar, and spices. Medium to high carbonation.
RobertDale (3712) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Thanks Al. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a decent off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, wood, and yeast. Taste is malt, dark fruit, wood, yeast, and spice. Interesting for sure. Good for sure.
TBone (13000) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep amber color, small white head. Green grapes and apple in the nose. Medium-bodied. Very whitewinesh. Green apple, alcohol, tartish fruity notes. Interesting, a bit saison like.
merc7186 (2256) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Orangish/Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head, Some Lacing
S: French Oak, Mild Light Peach
T: French Oak, Mild Cherry, Mild Peaches
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Drying
Overall, obviously with the age, the hop character is gone but the french oak and mild fruit flavor is very prominent.
beechner224 (779) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from DrewFace. Pours a cloudy orange red. Not much head. Aroma is tart and a bit funky. Taste is a bit strange. Maybe a bit sweet? Finish is light.