MarinEvelyn (630) - 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 (4128) - 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 (204) - 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 (3075) - 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.
JohnnyJ (4673) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample from bottle thanks to GT2. Hazy amber pour, with an off white head. Caramel malt, over ripe fruit, apple, raisin, dusty malt, oak, and light citrus. Musty and sweet, but overall okay.
allfreej (553) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. 2013 vintage.
Deep copper pour. Thin tan head faded quickly. Good lacing.
Medium thin mouthfeel.
Sour, oaky nose. Toffee. Not a lot of hop character.
Sweet toffee malt up front. Acidic, tangy oaky finish. Not much hop character. Dry finish.
Very tasty. I liked the bottled expression better than the draft I had at Dark Lord Day 2013.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.
JaBier (5080) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of funk, caramel, tart citrus and celery. Sweet malt and caramel flavor with some funk and tobacco before a sweet finish.
brokensail (12002) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by GT. Amber in color with a khaki head. Sweet caramel, golden raisin, and citrus. A bit of vanilla, toffee, apple, and some maple. The flavor is caramel, golden raisin, maple, and vanilla. Notes of oak, dark fruit, toffee, and a bit of citrus. Not bad, just far too sweet.
ryecatcher (878) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber-gold, medium head that dissipated quickly. Nose is dried fruit, chardonnay, wood, toffee, hints of yeasty funk and some diacetyl butterscotchiness. Mouth is big and creamy, slightly sour up front, then it progresses through a caramelly sweet palate chock full of malts and dried fruit (dates and raisins), some orange peel, then finishes with a slight nuttiness some toasted bread and an ABV warmth. Really complex, and although a bit overpriced, very enjoyable.
GT2 (8930) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
651mL orange wax from the FFF bottle shop for something absurb like $18. Poured a clear, deep orange with weak foam. Nose is strawberry, sweet tea, oxidized apple. Taste is big biting acid up front, huge maple barleywine character. Palate is dusty, lemon acid, harsh on the esophagus. Strange beer.