JDBaker11058 (1274) - 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 didnít seem like this should have been sour like it was. Maybe they did intend it, given the wood-aging, but that sourness just didnít work here.
burg326 (3704) - 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 (1155) - 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 (1445) - 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 (3475) - 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 (12548) - 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 (2114) - 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 (669) - 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.
DrewFace (783) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange wax. Pours a darker amber color, clear. Citrusy, brett like aroma, sweet, maple syrup. Syrupy, sweet, tart, caramel flavor.
Homer321 (1889) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong yeast esters and phenols. Very very fruity. Deep red color. Minimal head. Strong phenolic taste full of phenols and a weird tartness. Some white woody tannins leave a drying finish. Hmmm. Interesting.