crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
my first town hall growler from pre-Huna share. strong alcohol aromas, easy drinking, nice honey notes on the back end
50belair (2455) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler shared at the pre-Huny tasting. Burnt orange pour. Honey in the nose. Kinda wacky with fruity hop notes, lots of honey, and just a hint of nutmeg. Medium body and mouthfeel.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Hunahpuh day. Weird muddled burnt orange. Nice big honey aroma is interesting in that it’s very sweet but still compelling. The flavors are the same, sweet but with lots of healthy wood resin and a pleasant bit of turpentine for complexity. Nice stuff.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Sean for this growler... This is an ugly beer, dirty cloudy tea mixed with apple cider... The aroma is bourbon apple juice, and yes its as good as it sounds... The the taste reminds me of a sore throat remedy of whiskey, hot water and lemon juice. Whiskey with apples, honey, a hint of grape skin... Interesting brew I hope they make again.
daknole (9415) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish pour. Odd aroma of honey, oak, plastic, caramel malt. Flavor has some interesting mead characteristics, booze, plastic, caramel, yeast and fruit.
nickd717 (3562) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. If I’m reading this correctly, it was aged in mead barrels more or less? If that’s true, then this is the first mead -bal aged beer that I, a man of many -bals, has ticked. Cloudy amber brown color with a small lasting off-white head and some lacing. Big honey on the aroma, with oak, vanilla, and green apple. On the flavor, those -bals are really prominent. A bit too much really. Although the base flavor is nice, with caramel, Belgian yeast, and light fruits, the barrels add considerable booze to it. Nice honey and coconut though, and a good wood flavor. Slightly boozy and warming on the mouthfeel with fuller body, a little syrupiness, and softer carbonation. Pretty good if a bit unbalanced. Not one of my favorites of the night though.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Murky copper/brown in color. Not much head when this one was poured. Lots of honey in the aroma with a bit of oak. Didn’t find much spiciness in this one. Taste is sweet with honey, more oak appears, and a slight bit of citrus towards the middle to finish. Finish is slightly dry with some bitter citrus character. As it warms it dries out with lots of wine tannins coming out, and the citrus characteristic disappears. Very sweet beer that becomes very dry. More of the barrel character is present, and very little of the tripel remains.
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Tulip glass a murky light brown, not the most appealing color, with a light tan coastered head. Sweet aroma of honey, spice, booze, and an earthy/woody scent. Light/medium mouthfeel. Sweet spiced apple flavor with a light malty backbone. Cinammon and nutmeg as well. Surprised how much I like this one as I didn’t really have high hopes for it as I am not a huge Belgian fan. Nice lace left on the glass. Minus the appearance this is really tasty but could get a little sweet.