jsquire (3402) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber color out of the bottle with a thin slick of off white bubbles. Winey nose with some fruit, vinegar and alcohol. This is mostly dominated by the oak barrel, with some vanilla, wine, vinegar, and a little funk. This is an oddly funky barrel aged beer.
Slipstream (1995) - USA - SEP 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled this at Frank’s tasting in Philly. A weird mixed bag of a brew - a little of everything - sour, sweet, bitter, funky, wine-like. Interesting and powerful for sure, but a headscratching mess.
jredmond (5261) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Frank’s tasting, courtesy of Vinny I believe. Pours a dark amber honey body with medium white head. Aroma is sweet oak, honey, grain and malts. Mouthfeel is medium with the honey character dominating. Backing notes of fruit, wood, light earth, spice, pepper and grain.
PhillyCraft (3148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with a good 10 heads at Franks’ tasting. Poured dark amber brown with medium beige head. Aromas of malt, wood, dark fruit, figs, honey and grain. Taste is sweet malt and honey, grape juice, fig newton, pepper and oak. A tad spicy in the chest. I thought this would be much worse then it was, still not great.
AndyReynolds (861) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Soured, but oaked? Odd, complex. Shut it Uncle Jim, it is good. Just not quite a 4.
beerbaaron (1160) - Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aged an additional half year or so, perhaps longer. Pours a ruby orange amber. Medium, creamy white head, partially lasting with good lace. Pretty big aroma, syrupy sweet, caramel, yeast, sour fruit, sweet fruit, woody and a little ’wild’, wine, perhaps a touch vanilla - very complex. Medium body. Yeasty and spicy upfront with some maltiness. Some even bitterness. Just a light touch of tart. Finish is light fruity sweet, woody dry. Lovely balance. Very complex palate. Smooth alcohol warming in throat. Not too boozey. I think the extra age really mellowed and smoothed things out.
MarinEvelyn (536) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like fig newtons. sweet, a little syrupy. a bit of booze//wine. dark, dried fruit. a bit of spice. complex.
Taste is complex as well. A little sweet, again, like a fig newton. Spice. End almost seems to smooth out, with vanilla added, and then possibly, not sure how to describe it, bitter, woody.
Very complex, every sip I notice something different.
tkrjukoff (4022) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
CBC 2013. Pours dark amber with a small beigish head. Aroma si weak medium malty fruity. Flavor is acidy sourish sweet malty glue.
NeuroPliny (142) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a stem glass. Cloudy rust brown. Nose has notes of wood with hints of lambic sourness. There is brown sugar as well. Flavour is sweet up front with notes of cedar and oak. Then the sour spikes. Long finish with sour predominating but lingering sweetness in the background. What an interesting creation from Three Floyds. It is perhaps a bit eccentric for some tastes but I loved it.
AdamJackson (2390) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose of dried fruits and burnt oranges. Loads of honey.
Taste is tart. Mild oranges. Oaky and cherries. Prunes and silky smooth.